UK's Studio Canal Re-Creates "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Grave Of The Fireflies" Double Bill

And, so American fans don't feel left out on the good news, Amazon is running a big discount on the Ghibli library

On April 16, 1988, Studio Ghibli co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata introduced their classics My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies to Japanese audiences in a double bill theatrical run. As strange as it may sound today, this was to offset the perceived risk of a story about a rural forest monster with the more prestigious Fireflies. As you might expect, viewing the contrasting movies in one go created some problems. According to Takahata, it was especially awkward if they showed Totoro first.

 

 

Now, to celebrate the 25th anniversary, UK movie-goers will the opportunity to view the two together thanks to Studio Canal. The theatrical run opens May 24th.

 

 

 

 

And, so American fans don't feel left out on the good news, Amazon is running a big discount on the Ghibli library for today only.

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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