- February 5, My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service released in cinemas in the USA.
- March 15, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind released on VHS in Japan.
- July 24, Daveigh Chase born.
- September 21, Kotoe Hatsui dies.
- December 21, Kiki's Delivery Service English dub released in cinema from Tri-Star Pictures and Streamline Pictures.
- July 20 - Only Yesterday released in cinemas
- July 18 - Porco Rosso released in cinemas
- March 15 - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind released as one manga book by Animage.
- May 5 - Ocean Waves released as a TV movie.
- May 7 - My Neighbor Totoro English dub released in cinemas by Troma Pictures.
- June 18 - Ocean Waves released on VHS.
- January 1 - Only Yesterday released on VHS in Japan
- June 27 - My Neighbor Totoro released on VHS in Japan
- July 12 - Princess Mononoke released in cinemas in Japan
- July - Pom Poko released in cinemas
- July 9 - My Neighbor Totoro and Porco Rosso released on Swedish TV
- July 15 - Whisper of the Heart released in cinemas
- July 12 - Princess Mononoke released in cinemas
- May 23 - Kiki's Delivery Service released in Disney in theaters.
- September 15 - Kiki's Delivery Service release on VHS from Disney.
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