Studio Ghibli Prepares For Anime Theme Park Debut

Studio Ghibli is preparing to make their theme park debut with a first look at the recreation of their worlds.

With November 1st as the opening date, Studio Ghibli revealed some pictures and a video of their park in construction. Here’s the video.

Construction of Studio Ghibli Theme Park. (source: bulletinobserver).

The video shows off a bunch of landmarks in Aichi, Japan where the park will be. It then goes into a very accurate recreation of the home from My Neighbor Totoro. They also will have the movie’s shrine, the path leading to it, and a seventeen foot tall statue of the movie’s mascot Totoro.

The park is looking to be four times bigger than the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo. That means it’s going all out with their inclusions like the village from Princess Mononosuke to Kiki’s Delivery Service. There’s even going to be Howl’s moving castle and a warehouse for Spirited Away.

They’ve been planning big since 2017 when they first thought about the park. At first, the park was supposed to debut in 2020, but we all know how that year went. The people behind the theme park even said they wanted locals and foreigners to visit the attraction and experience its beauty. However, Japan is continuing its restriction on international travel. So, no one’s getting in or making reservations anytime soon.

Studio Ghibli enthusiasts can see the park in Aichi’s Expo Park, where they hosted The World’s Fair in 2005. While you’re there, you can also see the other beauties and attractions in Japan, like Nintendo Land.

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