Studio Ghibli Part Of Anime Tourism Says Japan Consulate

Fans of the Studio Ghibli films may want to travel through Japan, according to a tourism talk held today in Toronto. Disney distributed Studio Ghibli’s film releases from 1996 to 2017.

A panel at Toronto’s Anime North convention described the many museums, retail districts, and events associated with anime. Among the Ghibli-centric places featured:

  • Ghibli Museum in Mitaka City, Tokyo, dedicated to Hayao Miyazaki’s films. A maze-like display shows the process to make a Studio Ghibli film, and replicas of the Cat Bus and Robot Solider (Castle in the Sky) are available for pictures. Part of the “Sacred Places Pilgrimage”, its popularity means that reservations are required.
  • Donguri Kyowakoku (the “Acorn Republic”) in Kanagawa, is a store that specialises in Studio Ghibli merchandise.
  • Comic Market in Tokyo, a twice annual convention that attracts over 500,000 people.

The panel was hosted by the Japanese Consulate in Toronto.

Anime North is North America’s fourth largest anime convention. The three-day event continues until Sunday, May 27, 2018.

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