While Netflix can sometimes track whether or not you’re using a VPN, there are ways to get around this and access the anime titles you want to watch so badly. Here, we’ll outline how to unlock the Studio Ghibli films on Netflix from anywhere in the world, but this process works for any anime titles that are restricted to certain country’s libraries.

Steps for Mobile:

1.Download NordVPN (less than $5 USD/month)

2. Navigate to Settings on your mobile device and go to “apps and notifications. Click “see all apps” and Navigate to Netflix.

3. Click on “storage & cache”, then clear cache and clear storage (be aware: if you use Netflix’s watch offline feature, clearing storage will remove your downloads).

4. Open NordVPN and navigate to your country of choice. As of the writing of this article, the Studio Ghibli anime films are available on Netflix UK. So choose “United Kingdom” and wait for the VPN to connect.

5. After it’s connected, wait 10 seconds, and then open the Netflix app. Sign in and search for your anime of choice! It’ll be there.

Steps for PC:

1.Download NordVPN (less than $5 USD/month)

2. Open NordVPN and navigate to your country of choice. As of the writing of this article, the Studio Ghibli anime films are available on Netflix UK. So choose “United Kingdom” and wait for the VPN to connect.

3. Open an incognito browser (Chrome works well for this).

4. In the browser, open Netflix and sign in.

5. Search for your anime title of choice and it will pop up!

 

Common Issues You Might Face

There are a few issues I’ve encountered when doing this method.

If Netflix gives “You’re Using a Proxy or VPN” error on mobile app

Fix: Close Netflix. Open NordVPN and disconnect. Reconnect to the United States and try again. Wait 10 seconds and repeat the process outlined above.

If Netflix gives “You’re Using a Proxy or VPN” error on desktop

Fix: Close browser. Open the incognito browser again and repeat the process outlined above. This happened to me around every 30 minutes while watching the movie on desktop, so I don’t recommend this method. I recommend just watching on mobile.

 

Final Thoughts on Watching Studio Ghibli Films on Netflix via VPN

I hope this guide is successful for you and you can watch the anime you’re looking for to your heart’s content!

Remember to clear your cache if this doesn’t work for you the first time. If you’re a diehard fan looking to buy some Ghibli merch, check out Japan-exclusive Studio Ghibli merch on ZenMarket.

And if you’re looking for other anime to watch, check out our other anime watch guides:

  1. 5 Best Places to Watch Death Note Online in 2021
  2. Top 5 Places to Watch The Garden of Words Online
  3. 5 Best Places to Watch Food Wars Online (Shokugeki no Soma)

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