This Studio Ghibli nail art is perfect for those who have had their lives touched by these animated features or really
anyone who wants some cute and unique nail styles. These nails are just as whimsical as the stories and characters of the anime and fun enough to add your own style.
We looked through
thousands of nail designs and loved every moment. We even managed to narrow it down to this list of our favorites. There’s some fantastic inspiration here, whether you want a simple idea to DIY yourself or something more intricate to show a nail tech. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to stand out.
We’ve covered all sorts of
anime nail art in the past but I have a soft spot for the unique style of Studio Ghibli.
We’re starting our collection with these beautiful black and white nails that give a whole lot of focus on the Soot Sprites, which can be seen in Totoro and Spirited away. The white curved tip design makes everything seem more trendy and modern.
Here’s a nail set that’s just all too charming. We’ve got a set featuring the Soot Sprites and the Kodama. This set is perfect for those who prefer very simple-looking nails.
This nail set is perfect for those who want their nails bursting in color. I find the base interesting as it’s got these cool water-color-like bursts of pink.
We’re keeping things a bit more simple and more straightforward with these ombré nails. It’s really cool how they put all the designs and characters on the nail tips as it makes the look more playful!
We’re finally adding in a bit of color through these black and clear nails. Adding colored glitters to contrast the black Soot Sprites is a cool way of brightening the look!
Here’s a much cleaner look in these clear nails with glitter. I definitely like the look of glossy nails better because it looks really well put together. Plus, it emphasizes the design a lot more.
How adorable is this nail set? We’ve got a nice little Pixar feature, which is also one of the best animation studios that deliver heartwarming films.
This set looks sleek because of how the black background lets the close-up designs shine. The uniform design of the Kodama also gives a lot more focus on the characters in the middle.
We’re keeping it simple and cute with these short pink nails! My favorite designs have to be the colored stars that just give that youthful feel.
Here’s a cute little Ponyo-themed nail set. It’s nice how they stuck with the water theme as it goes well with the film. The pearl is a nice embellishment that makes the nail design more stylish.
The great thing about white nails is that they can be topped with any design. Take this one, for example, we’ve got a combination of some key characters from the animated films.
We’ve got the perfect set for you if you’re trying to mix in a bunch of colors. This set also closes up on Totoro, Calcifer, No Face, and Jiji. Although, you can also choose to include your favorite characters in the mix.
Here’s another great black and white set that’s made a bit more stylish due to the shape of the nails. The set’s pretty well balanced as they combined larger close-up of the characters along with smaller character details.
There’s no better image to see than one of Totoro going through a cute little flower garden. This could also serve as a nice refreshing nail set!
Here’s a great way of making your simple nails pop a bit more. This set is perfect if you’re trying out nail art as it’s pretty easy to do it yourself.
If you love vibrant nails, we’ve got the perfect bright pink set for you! The base polish really lightens the entire set and makes it more of an enjoyable look.
It’s really cool how they made the entire set look so cohesive. We’ve got this forest background, and the character background sticks to this ombré color scheme as well.
Here’s a black and white nail set that’s got a bunch of bursts of color. We’re featuring characters from Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. The Soot Sprites, of course, are a necessary feature.
Here’s another dreamy nail set that makes it look like these different characters are floating on top of clouds. This is great for those who prefer monotonous yet fun looks.
I’m honestly quite in awe of the beauty of Haku’s dragon form. Connected designs are really amazing, so it’s nice that they tried to attempt it with the No Face design as well.
This nail set is brightened up a lot by the peachy-brown base used. It makes all the designs appear much more adorable!
We’ve seen a lot of mystical designs in this collection so far, so it’s nice to see a stylized version of these Studio Ghibli nail designs. Mixing in that pink glitter really makes it look more modern and cute!
Here’s a beautiful Spirited Away-themed nail set. It’s really cool how they were able to show different elements of the movie while also displaying how whimsical the film is through the different colors.
Here’s another generic look for all the Studio Ghibli fans out there. Soot Sprites are a staple!
Here’s a short version of those cloud-like tips. These make No Face and the Sprites look like they’re having a really fun time!
If you want to stick with your usual nail designs and only want a few design features, here’s a great nail set for that! You only have to add a few tiny character stickers, and you’re good to go.
Howl’s Moving Castle is such an incredible film, so it’s cool to see that materialize on a nail set design. The colors perfectly match the film’s theme too!
This nail design is a great way of playing around with the Soot Sprite! It’s really cool to see these creatures in a fun light.
This set makes me feel like I’m watching the end credits of a collection of all the Studio Ghibli films. It gives off that nostalgic feeling.
Here’s a set that’s a lot more animated and charming. The color palette here is cute and soft as the colors aren’t too bright or vibrant.
This nail set is the exact opposite of the previous one. Both sets are breathtaking, but this one’s so rich in color that you can’t help but feel like you’re watching the film.
It’s adorable to see a bunch of glitter with these Studio Ghibli characters. It’s a great way to make your design a lot more stylish and modern.
We’ve finally got a set featuring Totoro and the mini Totoro. It’s refreshing to see these characters together wandering around with so much light and life!
Who knew Soot Sprites could look so edgy? You could easily attain such a design simply by making your nails longer and your nail tips sharper.
There’s nothing more kawaii than this nail set! We’ve got the cutest sky-themed set featuring tiny clouds, colored sparkles, and 3D character toppers. This set is so dreamy I want to live in it!
Here’s a great way of styling your French tips. You can stick with your usual color tips and add some small Soot Sprites holding some colored stars.
Here’s another adorable nail set. You can switch it up as much as you want with these Soot Sprites, as they’re pretty flexible and easy to design.
Studio Ghibli films are already so amazing that the only thing you need is a bit of glitter. It takes the design to a whole new level!
This set is pretty straightforward. It’s one of the cleaner-looking ones in this collection as it does a good job of utilizing the purple and gray color scheme.
You don’t need a fancy base design to create Studio Ghibli nail art. The characters are already so quirky-looking that they can stand for themselves!
Again, you don’t have to think too much about your base design. You can simply add one base polish of your choice. Remember that the color of your choice will change the entire tone and look of your nails!
I am absolutely in love with the artistry of this nail design. We’ve got a lot of focus on the story’s different scenes and elements you’d never think to include. One of the best sets in the collection.
Didn’t I tell you I am obsessed with connected nail designs? They’re such an easy way to attain that cohesive look.
These dreamy nails just keep getting better and better. I like how they added a nice green base this time, as it makes the look so much calmer and light on the eyes.
If you think you’ve seen enough of these Soot Sprites, well, think again. We’ve got a couple more Sprites hanging around, this time with many 3D-colored hearts.
These wavy black and white tips are really in these days! This set is probably my favorite dream-themed one as the dragon version of Haku is featured in this set. Just look at how majestic it is!
The cat design with the purple background is really fitting as it gives off that fun yet eerie feeling. The glitter details make it a lot more fun, though!
We’ve got another glamorous nail set with stiletto tips. Sharp tips are the easiest way to make your set look chic and fashionable!
How adorable is this nail set? I love the cute little details with my favorite one being the adorable bow! It definitely showcases Kiki’s character really well.
We’re ending this collection with these adorable Kiki’s Delivery Service-themed nails. If you like minimalistic looks, these bow-focused nails will definitely be a fun choice!
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