- June - Production started on Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
- March 11 - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind was released.
- June 28 - Release of Nausicaä film on VHS.
- November 6 - Sherlock Hound was released.
- June 15 - Studio Ghibli was founded.
- June 15 - Warriors of the Wind film released in cinema for English-speaking audience.
- August 2 - Laputa: Castle in the Sky was released.
- April 9 - First figure of Mei was introduced.
- April 16 - My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies were released on the same day.
- August 3 - My Neighbor Totoro and Laputa: Castle in the Sky were released on VHS.
- August 27 - My Neighbor Totoro released on VHS in almost all territories globally.
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