Ghibli

Visit These 3 Enchanting Japanese Forests in Kyushu for Ghibli-Like Landscapes

Kyushu island in Japan is famous for some scenic Ghibli movie-like landscapes which you won’t find anywhere else in the country. The following are three extraordinary and magical forests which contain trees and ponds that look surreal and not from this world. Let’s see why you must visit these places at least once when you…

This Small Ghibli-Inspired Town in Japan Will Transport You to Another World!

Nestled on the outskirts of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka (静岡県浜松市) is a town that looks straight out of a fairy tale or a Ghibli movie. Nukumori no Mori (ぬくもりの森) is the kind of place where it’s impossible not to feel like you’ve been transported to another world. Check it out! Nukumori no Mori Author’s photo Nukumori no…

What Releases From Studio Ghibli Can Fans Look Forward To?

Fans of Studio Ghibli may be wondering what the studio is up to. The last anime film by Studio Ghibli entitled When Marnie Was There was produced almost 2 years ago. Studio Ghibli’s production pace may have slowed down but it does not mean that Studio Ghibli is not doing anything! Read on to know…

3 Reasons to Love Studio Ghibli and Its Many Creations

A lot of people know about the wonderful animation company that is Studio Ghibli. If you haven’t heard of it before the easiest way to think of it is Disney but better. Hayao Miyazaki has spent years lovingly creating and recreating some of the most amazing stories that borderline fantasy and reality. These fantastic stories…

Behind the Scenes: Top 10 Japanese Animation Studios

Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks are company names that sound familiar to all of us. They are, in fact, animation studios. Since the early 1900’s, cartoons have graced the world; the more famous earlier works coming from Walt Disney himself. And to this day, animation studios continue growing, using cutting-edge technology to visualize amazing stories. Japan…

Emergence of Japanese Animations: A Brief History

Animated television series in Japan began its productions in 1917 via trial-and-error drawing techniques using animated short films from France and the US. As the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 hit Japan, the anime industry had to start all over again from nothing. More struggles had to be overcome with respect to innovation, appearance and…
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To All Ghibli Museum-goers: How to Enjoy this Fantasy World

Fans of Totoro, Spirited Away and other Hayao Miyazaki films may have heard about the storybook-like Ghibli Museum in Tokyo. Since the museum has been specially designed according to the same storyboards Miyazaki used for his films, you will feel as if you have just stepped into his amazing fantasy world. However, actually getting to…

Ghibli Museum’s Wonderful World: 5 Things You Won’t Forget!

Fans of animation from around the globe have something to enjoy at one of Japan’s most fun and delightful museums, Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo. This fanciful wonderland is not only a tribute to legendary director Hayao Miyazaki’s famous work but also to animation itself. So if you are not so familiar with classic Japanese…

The (Not So) Hidden Message of Spirited Away

Fans of Japanese cinema will undoubtedly know all about Studio Ghibli and the amazing and timeless movies it has produced. Among these movies, and arguably the most popular, is Spirited Away. A magical take about a young girl who has to work in a bathhouse for gods to save her parents! Sounds mystical and intriguing…
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