• Japan
    11 March 1984
  • Portugal
    12 May 1984
  • USA
    13 June 1985
    (edited version)
  • Brazil
    25 December 1985
  • West Germany
    January 1987
    (video premiere)
  • Italy
    6 January 1987
    (TV premiere)
  • UK
    12 June 1987
  • Hungary
    19 November 1987
  • USA
    25 November 1987
  • Hong Kong
    12 February 1988
  • Spain
    7 June 1988
  • Australia
    24 November 1988
  • UK
    1989
    (edited version) (video premiere)
  • Cambodia
    14 June 1990
  • South Korea
    30 December 2000
  • South Korea
    21 September 2003
    (Megabox Japan Film Festival)
  • Japan
    November 2003
    (Tokyo International Film Festival)
  • Australia
    8 July 2004
    (Sydney Miyazaki Film Festival)
  • USA
    22 February 2005
    (re-release)
  • USA
    22 February 2005
    (re-release) (uncut version)
  • UK
    3 March 2005
    (re-release) (uncut version)
  • Germany
    5 September 2005
    (DVD premiere)
  • France
    18 May 2006
    (Cannes Film Festival)
  • Belgium
    23 August 2006
  • Switzerland
    23 August 2006
    (French speaking region)
  • France
    23 August 2006
  • Switzerland
    14 September 2006
    (German speaking region)
  • Netherlands
    8 October 2006
    (limited)
  • Turkey
    6 July 2007
  • Russia
    26 July 2007
    (limited)
  • Poland
    28 September 2007
    (limited)
  • Poland
    14 November 2007
    (DVD premiere)
  • Greece
    20 November 2007
    (DVD premiere)
  • Estonia
    11 April 2008
    (Japanese Anime Festival)
  • Finland
    20 September 2008
    (Helsinki International Film Festival)
  • Finland
    26 September 2008
  • Norway
    10 October 2008
  • Sweden
    17 April 2009
  • Czech Republic
    3 May 2009
    (AniFest Film Festival)
  • Argentina
    7 June 2009
  • Switzerland
    August 2009
    (Locarno Film Festival)
  • Spain
    7 May 2010
    (limited) (subtitled version)
  • Mexico
    15 August 2010
  • Colombia
    14 September 2010
    (DVD premiere)
  • Peru
    14 September 2010
    (DVD premiere)
  • Denmark
    23 June 2011
  • Germany
    5 February 2012
    (Japanische Filmwoche Düsseldorf)
  • Chile
    19 June 2013
    (DVD premiere)
  • UK
    16 November 2014
    (Leeds International Film Festival)
  • Chile
    23 September 2015
    (Festival: Generación Ghibli Matucana 100)
  • Italy
    5 October 2015
  • Spain
    6 October 2015
    (re-release) (limited) (subtitled version)
  • Netherlands
    22 September 2017
    (Nederlands Film Festival)
  • Sweden
    8 September 2018
    (limited)
  • Russia
    28 February 2019
    (re-release)