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Studio Ghibli theme park due to open in Japan

Posted: 4 May 2018 5:42 pm

New theme park to feature works from popular Hayao Miyazaki films.

This is not a drill. Not only do we have the world’s most futuristic Olympics to look forward to in Tokyo but the country bringing us self-driving cars also has plans for a Studio Ghibli theme park.

Looks like we’re going to be spending a lot of time in Japan.

Ghibli lovers still have a while to get their ducks in a row, though. The park is due to open its gates in 2022, which, right now, seems much too far away.

The Studio Ghibli theme park is set to be built on the grounds of the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park in Nagakute.

You can look forward to rides and forest trails based on the most popular films from Hayao Miyazaki including Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbour Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Fans can expect a Ghibli Warehouse, a Princess Mononoke Village and a main gate that resembles the buildings from Howl’s Moving Castle.

Giant installations featuring spiders, boars and other whimsical creatures from Miyazaki’s films will also appear around the park.

A few concept images have been circling around the Internet, released by Studio Ghibli to get us all excited to relive the anime in real life.

Now all we have to do is wait four long years and hope the tickets won’t be as hard to come by as they are for the Studio Ghibli museum.

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