new products

Studio Ghibli character clocks perfect way for anime fans to keep time

0 Comments
By Jess, grape Japan

As the home of beloved animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli, Japan is overflowing with awesome merchandise inspired by the iconic characters. Donguri Republic (Donguri Kyowakoku) is the source of all the coolest official Studio Ghibli goods in Japan. You can find anything, from tableware to tea leaves, to stylish clothing. This Ghibli wonderland, which has branches all over Japan, deals in goods to suit any fan of the legendary animation studio.

If you’re an anime fan looking for a particularly attractive timepiece, the shop's new releases could be of great interest to you.

This range of clock ornaments are incredibly detailed, and the design is fully realised all the way around, making it beautiful from every angle. The thoughtfulness inherent in the design goes right down to the clock faces, which perfectly match the aura of the character. More than just a way to tell the time, they also work as a lovely way to decorate your desk or mantlepiece.

There’s five new designs, and each one represents a different classic Studio Ghibli animation.

Probably the most instantly recognizable character from the magical worlds of Ghibli is Totoro. Here he is shown holding an umbrella, instantly reminding us of the iconic scene in the movie. The clock face shows a sprout growing from the ground, with simple and cute numbering.

sub1-215.jpg

sub6-122.jpg

The Kiki’s Delivery Service clock portrays Jiji, Kiki’s cat, surprised by a stuffed animal version of himself. The clock’s numbers are shown in roman numerals giving a classy vibe which suits the film completely.

sub5-139.jpg

sub10-66.jpg

Perhaps one of the lesser known characters, for Spirited Away we have Yubaba’s son, Boh. The bright red gives the ornament traditional Japanese vibes and the clock has the character for "Boh" written in the middle, encircled with more Chinese characters.

sub2-196.jpg

sub7-93.jpg

These first three designs will be released towards the end of December, while the following two won’t be available until January.

The Laputan robot from Laputa: Castle in the Sky has a mechanical-looking clock on his breast.

sub3-190.jpg

sub8-85.jpg

For the Princess Mononoke ornament, the clock is shown in place of San’s mask, and the face is emblazoned with the same design.

sub4-152.jpg

sub9-74.jpg

If you want to get your hands on one of these lovely character clocks, they will be on sale in Donguri Republic’s stores, as well as their online shop, each one costing between 4,000 and 5,800 yen before tax.

Donguri Republic online store

Donguri Republic store list

Source: PR Times

Read more stories from grape Japan

-- Story My Japan exhibition shows Japan through the eyes of 9 international photographers

-- Acting Manga “Act-Age” Heroine Kei Yonagi Takes Acting Beyond The Manga Pages

-- Okunoin – Cemetery of The Undead

© grape Japan

©2020 GPlusMedia Inc.

No Comment
Login to comment

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites