Since 1985, after the initial success of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Studio Ghibli and visionary genius Hayao Miyazaki have come up with some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring animated movies ever created. The fantastical imaginations of Ghibli's animators, screenwriters and directors have given us magnificent worlds and characters, guiding us through tales of friendship and courage that echo messages of positivity through our day-to-day lives. Studio Ghibli's fans are some of the most dedicated in the world, especially in Japan where Spirited Away remains the highest grossing film of all time. However, trying to explain your mania for Studio Ghibli to those who have not already been introduced, you may find yourself arguing with statements such as I don't like cartoons and It's pretty, but it makes no sense. So, with all of this in mind, take five minutes out of stoning such people over the head with your Totoro pencil pot, and take solace in the fact you can fully appreciate many wondrous things only Studio Ghibli fans will understand.