Trash Studio is a Tokyo based boutique animation studio made up of world-class animators and designers whose extensive credits are listed in many of the greatest Ghibli films of all time. The collective was founded by Producer Yoichiro Kugimiya, joined by Director Yoshiharu Sato in 2004, who led the animation on renowned titles such as My Neighbour Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service and The Secret Life Of Arrietty. Akihiko Yamashita is another key collaborator who has worked on the likes of Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away.