Castle in the Sky / Tenkuu no Shiro no Laputa (1986)
Their adventure is colored by a key fighting battle towards the Laputa. More precisely at war with Captain Dola who wants to control the entire palace in the sky. Pazu and Sheeta had to fight for the key back from the captain Dola.
The film adaptation of a novel has won the award in 1986.
Kiki's Delivery Service / Majo no Takkyubin (1989)
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This anime gets a lot of positive response, especially from teenage female audience because it talks about the independence of a young girl.
The Grave of the Fireflies / Hotaru no Haka (1988)
It all started when they lost both parents, until finally they decided to live in a used barracks and they had to steal food to survive. Nonetheless, their lives are still colored with joking laughter.
This story is lifted from an autobiography of a writer named Akiyuki Nosaka in 1967 which recounts his experiences during the world war first. The film also won several awards both in Japan and internationally.
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind / Kaze no Tani no Naushika (1984)