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My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
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Studio Ghibli is releasing a behind-the-scenes book of its complete works

Titled Studio Ghibli Complete Works, the book covers everything from fan favourites My Neighbour Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle to the forthcoming Earwig and the Witch

With the release of Studio Ghibli’s CGI debut, Earwig and the Witch, fast approaching, an upcoming book titled Studio Ghibli Complete Works goes behind-the-scenes of the famed anime studio, offering an insight into all 26 of its animations.

Released April 21, the Japanese language book will cover everything from fan favourites My Neighbour Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Kiki’s Delivery Service, to Isao Takahata’s The Grave of the Fireflies and Pom Poko, as well as lesser-known projects such as Only Yesterday and Ocean Waves. There’s even a section dedicated to the forthcoming Earwig and the Witch, featuring an interview with director Goro Miyazaki, plus an interview with CEO and producer Toshio Suzuki.

Each project will include commentaries on each project, an introduction to the stories and characters, copies of original posters and newspaper advertisements, and interviews with the directors.

If that wasn’t enough, Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning Spirited Away is getting a stage adaptation, set to premiere in Japan next year. The play will debut in Tokyo in February, 2022, just in time for the opening of the Ghibli park. What are you waiting for?

Pre-order Studio Ghibli Complete Works here.