Studio Ghibli

Famed animated film studio that created such popular films as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and much more. Their films are often characterized by a magical or surreal nature and detailed, hand-drawn scenes that are visually stunning.

Most people associate the creative force behind the feature films with directors/producers/writers Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, and Isao Takahata. This is a good example of a cornered resource from the business strategy book 7 Powers. The absence of these people on the resulting work is easily recognized by fans of the films.

  • The Wind Rises

    An animated film from Studio Ghibli about Jiro Horikoshi, the engineer that designed the famous Japanese ‘Zero’ fighter plane. One of the themes is the power of creation as passionate engineers (“engineers turn dreams into reality”) and the terrible consequences of their usage.