• Japan
    16 April 1988
  • Hong Kong
    15 July 1988
  • Italy
    April 1989
    (Verona International Film Week)
  • Japan
    September 1989
    (Tokyo International Film Festival)
  • UK
    17 November 1989
  • USA
    13 July 1990
  • Spain
    14 October 1990
    (Sitges Film Festival)
  • Australia
    13 June 1991
  • USA
    7 May 1993
    (dubbed version) (limited)
  • Brazil
    8 March 1995
  • Brazil
    8 March 1995
    (video premiere)
  • Sweden
    6 June 1995
    (TV premiere)
  • Finland
    21 October 1995
    (TV premiere)
  • Spain
    1996
    (video premiere)
  • France
    8 December 1999
  • South Korea
    27 July 2001
  • Switzerland
    28 August 2002
    (French speaking region)
  • France
    28 August 2002
    (re-release)
  • Taiwan
    14 November 2002
    (re-release)
  • South Korea
    19 September 2003
    (Megabox Japan Film Festival)
  • Australia
    8 July 2004
    (Sydney Miyazaki Film Festival)
  • USA
    23 October 2005
    (Hollywood Film Festival) (premiere)
  • UK
    27 March 2006
    (DVD premiere)
  • Finland
    16 September 2006
    (Helsinki International Film Festival)
  • Finland
    29 September 2006
  • Greece
    19 January 2007
    (DVD premiere)
  • Denmark
    30 March 2007
  • Norway
    30 March 2007
  • Sweden
    30 March 2007
  • Germany
    4 May 2007
    (TV premiere)
  • Turkey
    6 July 2007
  • Poland
    28 September 2007
    (limited)
  • Poland
    14 November 2007
    (DVD premiere)
  • Russia
    20 March 2008
    (limited)
  • Italy
    18 September 2009
  • Spain
    30 October 2009
    (limited) (subtitled version)
  • Mexico
    15 May 2010
    (DVD premiere)
  • Iceland
    25 September 2011
    (Reykjavik International Film Festival)
  • New Zealand
    11 August 2012
    (Nelson Japanese Film Festival)
  • USA
    13 October 2012
    (Hawaii Film Festival)
  • USA
    16 November 2012
    (IFC Center) (re-release)
  • Spain
    20 January 2013
    (Barcelona) (dubbed version) (technical re-release)
  • Spain
    20 January 2013
    (Madrid) (dubbed version) (technical re-release)
  • UK
    24 May 2013
    (re-release)
  • Chile
    19 June 2013
    (DVD premiere)
  • Germany
    17 January 2014
    (Japanische Filmwoche Düsseldorf)
  • Australia
    14 June 2014
    (Sydney Film Festival)
  • Israel
    12 July 2014
    (Jerusalem Film Festival)
  • Chile
    30 July 2015
    (limited) (Festival: Cine de Ghibli Biblioteca Viva Sur)
  • South Korea
    2 October 2015
    (Busan International Film Festival)
  • Spain
    20 October 2015
    (limited) (subtitled version) (re-release)
  • Estonia
    9 April 2016
    (Japanese Animation Film Festival)
  • Argentina
    2 November 2016
    (DVD premiere)
  • Norway
    4 November 2016
    (re-release)
  • Belgium
    19 November 2016
    (Kuma Anime Film Festival)
  • Argentina
    2 December 2016
    (AniFest Argentina)
  • USA
    17 September 2017
    (Los Angeles Anime Film Festival)
  • France
    13 June 2018
    (re-release) (restored version)
  • Sweden
    27 October 2018
    (limited)
  • China
    14 December 2018
  • Spain
    4 January 2019
    (re-release)
  • USA
    12 July 2019
    (re-released)