The much-loved studio produced a tourism video for the prefecture
Studio Ghibli and Aichi Prefectural government announced today that the previously announced Ghibli theme park will open on November 1, 2022, after years of construction. To celebrate the announcement, Studio Ghibli and the Aichi Tourism Bureau teamed up for a tourism website and a live-action video produced by the anime studio on the beauty of Aichi prefecture.
Studio Ghibli's tweet on the announcement of the park opening:
「ジブリパーク」の開園日が発表されました。 pic.twitter.com/weMpQjsyEV— スタジオジブリ STUDIO GHIBLI (@JP_GHIBLI) January 27, 2022
In a following tweet thread, Studio Ghibli highlights some of the ongoing construction of the park:
『耳をすませば』の地球屋をつくっています。 pic.twitter.com/xeiweKU3Bj— スタジオジブリ STUDIO GHIBLI (@JP_GHIBLI) January 27, 2022
『ジブリの大倉庫』の目玉です。 pic.twitter.com/w6GsIgaGdc— スタジオジブリ STUDIO GHIBLI (@JP_GHIBLI) January 27, 2022
鈴木さんの家もつくっています。 pic.twitter.com/V5k4GYIb0o— スタジオジブリ STUDIO GHIBLI (@JP_GHIBLI) January 27, 2022
Ghibli Park will see the iconic images of Studio Ghibli's films brought to life in an array of areas not only inspired after the anime movies but will see perfect reconstructions of the locations and items found inside all of Ghibli's works. Some concept images released show a life-sized version of Howl's Moving Castle (though it's stationary in the park), as well as the Ironworks from Princess Mononoke, Catbus from My Neighbor Totoro, and the Great Ghibli Warehouse, which has decor inspired by Spirited Away and other works.
Check out the concept art of the park below:
Source: Studio Ghibli on Twitter
© 1988 Studio Ghibli
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.