My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999 IMDb)

Categorization

Quiet modernist comedy, similar in concept to Chie the Brat (1981). Disjointed character-based episodes.

Subject

Scenes from the life of an “average” family in modern Japan.

Commentary

Ghibli's first film after the death of Kondō Yoshifumi in 1998. Done on computer in an unusual and interesting style, apparently meant to encapsulate a huge number of references to Japanese culture. Lots of haiku. Based on a strip-format manga.

References here: Ghibli movie titles.

Ghibli Japanese production Suzuki Toshio Takahata Isao animation movie