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You recently acquired a penchant for anime. It is time to devote some weekends to catch up because there are many animation films you already missed. You should start with Studio Ghibli’s classic films like My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away. These are all written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Studio Ghibli is considered one of the best animation studios not only in Japan but also the whole world. In fact, seven of its films are included in the 15 highest grossing anime films made in Japan. The studio is internationally acclaimed and received many accolades. One of the most notable awards is the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

After identifying Studio Ghibli’s animated films, it is time to get prepared for your favorite pastime: movie marathon. It is crucial that you already identified the films before you start so you do not waste your time deciding what to watch next. Here are other things to prepare for your Studio Ghibli weekend:

Block off a large chunk of your time
Movie marathon means watching a movie (or TV series) in rapid succession. With this, you should block off a large chunk of your time.


Choose your viewing partners smartly
It is good to watch anime alone without any distractions. However, if you want to invite some people, make sure that they share the same passion. Keep in mind that choosing the wrong people will have a tremendous impact on your viewing experience.

Set up camp
You should decide where you want to set your camp. Are you comfortable on the living room couch or would you prefer lying in bed? If your friends are coming, you should make sure that appropriate seating is provided so all can enjoy watching. If you are the host, it is right that you get the best seat in the house.

Stock up on snacks and drinks
Even if you are comfortable, you are bound to get hungry. You need snacks and fluids to get by. It is crucial that you choose healthy snacks like fruit and yogurt instead of salty ones. You should also plan to drink water instead of coffee or soda.

Do not forget to make good use of pause by visiting the washroom. If you do not want to prepare the food, you can consider delivery but it doesn’t always have to be pizza or Chinese food. These days, there are many types of foods that can be delivered.

Dress comfortably
While you are at it, you should choose clothing that you are most comfortable with. Keep in mind that movie marathon means watching for a long period of time. You should also check the room temperature and ensure that you do not freeze or get sweaty in the middle of your movie marathon.

You must persevere
Movie marathon also presents challenges. Hours into your movie marathon and you might feel tired. It is important that you stay on course and never give in. If you are lying down, you should resist the urge of closing your eyes by sitting. You can also consider taking a short break and walk around the house or outside for a breath of fresh air.