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Studio Ghibli quietly joins Twitter as anime production company creates official account

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Studio Ghibli is a famously old-fashioned company, one that was at first staunchly opposed to digital methods of production and distribution. However, in recent months it seems like the anime production house co-founded by legendary director Hayao Miyazaki has been coming around on the increasingly ubiquitous role of modern technology in the entertainment world. The company has released hundreds of images from its films online for free download, and soon its very first all-CG anime, "Earwig and the Witch," will premiere on Japanese TV.

And then there’s this week’s surprise: Studio Ghibli has suddenly created its own Twitter account.

Previously, Ghibli’s presence on the social media platform was an indirect one. Yes, the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo has its own Twitter account (as well as an awesome YouTube channel), and so does the Studio Ghibli Publishing Division (which essentially operates as an offshoot of the company’s monthly PR magazine).

However, the new account represents the studio itself, and its self-introduction states: “This is the official Studio Ghibli Twitter account. We will be informing you about Studio Ghibli’s [animated] works and tidbits about the studio here in Higashi Koganei, Tokyo.”

Judging from that, it sounds like the Studio Ghibli account, which was created on Dec 22, will be focused on the stories of how Ghibli creates its art. As of this writing, the account is yet to send out its first tweet, but the account already has thousands of followers waiting to hear what it’s going to say when it’s ready to start talking.

Source: Twitter/@JP_GHIBLI via Ghibli no Sekai

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Hold the toast, it's getting real.

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Twitter no Tottoro

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Why can't they release new movie at least every 2 years. And Ghibli Park should be larger and better than Disneyworld in Japan. Why Japanese doesn't support this and always stick to American stuff.

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Why can't they release new movie at least every 2 years. And Ghibli Park should be larger and better than Disneyworld in Japan.

I’m sure they could if they wanted to. But they don’t and hopefully never will.

Quality and integrity have been a keystone for Ghibli since the beginning. That they’ve had such success and kept their reputation intact is no small achievement.

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Why can't they release new movie at least every 2 years. And Ghibli Park should be larger and better than Disneyworld in Japan. Why Japanese doesn't support this and always stick to American stuffSo right !!..

So right !!..

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Why can't they release new movie at least every 2 years. And Ghibli Park should be larger and better than Disneyworld in Japan. Why Japanese doesn't support this and always stick to American stuff.

When was the last decent Disney animated film?

I'd rather that Studio Ghibli takes their time and gives us a wonderfully crafted animated film. That has always been and always will be the charm of SG films.

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