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Hayao Miyazaki produces animated commercial for Ghibli Park

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

We’re less than three months away from the opening of Ghibli Park, the Studio Ghibli theme park being built in Aichi Prefecture just outside Nagoya. Like with the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo, admission to Ghibli Park is by reserved, pre-purchase tickets only, and the park has released an animated reminder video produced by none other than anime director extraordinaire Hayao Miyazaki.

Watch the video on Twitter here.

Coming in from the right edge of the frame is what at first appears to be "My Neighbor Totoro’s" Catbus, but it turns out this is actually a Cattrain, carrying a number of the cast members from the Studio Ghibli filmography. Up front is Totoro himself, accompanied by a mid-size blue Totoro and Mei, while the second segment of the train’s passengers include No Face and the Radish Sprit from "Spirited Away."

The video is actually a reworking of an animated sequence Miyazaki drew for the opening of the Ghibli Museum in 2001, but updated with the message “Ghibli Park opens November 1” written along the Cattrain’s side.

▼ The existence of multiple forms of feline-based transportation is also something seen in the Totoro semi-sequel "Mei and the Kittenbus."


n addition to Miyazaki’s artwork, the video features music by longtime Ghibli composer Jo Hisaishi (who’s also directing the live-action Totoro stage play in London) and narration by producer Toshio Suzuki, one of Ghibli’s three co-founders, who informs us that Ghibli park tickets go on sale on the 10th of every month and asks that visitors “Take your time coming,” in keeping with the park’s desire for an uncongested environment and unhurried atmosphere.

In addition, Ghibli Park has released a handful of new preview photos for the sections of the park that will be opening in November.

▼ The central staircase of Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse


▼ Mei and Satsuki’s house in Dondoko Forest


▼ The Elevator Tower, which also serves as the entrance to the Hill of Youth area


▼ Whisper of the Heart’s Chikyuya antique shop, also in the Hill of Youth section


Ghibli Park tickets will be available for online purchase here starting Wednesday.

Source: PR Times

Insert images: Twitter/@ghibliparkjp, PR Times

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Lots of people are anxiously waiting for this part to open, so it is not likely that the advice of the ad for people to take their time for the visit will be listened.

The good thing is that same as the Ghibli Museum the entrance seems to be regulated so it is much more likely people can visit and have a good time without too much people being inside of the park at the same time. Price is quite reasonable too.

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