Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli’s films have not be available to purchase digitally anywhere online. But finally, animated catalogue including classics like Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle, will be available to purchase online by US distributor GKids. The studio’s
will be available on “all major digital transactional platforms,” according to Variety. It will likely include the ability to purchase them on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play Store.
Studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki has spoken in the past about his reluctance to distribute films in formats other than via theaters or on DVD and Blu-ray. It seems that the studio is accepting the needs to change with the times. The Ghibli movies will be available to purchase in either Japanese or English from December 17th.