Studio Ghibli recently launched its first foray into the world of computer-generated animation with Earwig and the Witch, and it looks like the anime studio is stepping into strange territory again with a jewelry line that celebrates one of its biggest blockbusters in Spirited Away. Following a young girl traversing a magical world in an attempt to turn her parents into humans after a spell turns them into pigs, Taken away as if by magic won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and was one of the highest-grossing films ever released in Japan.
Recently, Taken away as if by magic lost the coveted title of Japan’s highest-grossing film, defeated by the juggernaut known as Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, although we imagine the latter won’t receive the same awards that the Studio Ghibli film snagged. The jewel in question that brings us back once again to the world of Taken away as if by magic will be released in Donguri Republic stores in Japan, but fans of the legendary animation studio who hope to add these gems to their collection can also order them online.
Twitter Outlet Otaku USA Magazine has shared this first look at Studio Ghibli-themed jewelry, taking on aspects of the magical world that remains one of the studio’s biggest releases to date, which is also currently streaming on HBO Max in as part of their Ghibli collection:
— Otaku USA Magazine (@Otaku_USA) April 27, 2021
Studio Ghibli is looking to expand beyond the realm of animation with their upcoming theme park, which will bring a number of their greatest stories to life for park-goers. Opening next year, Spirited Away will be one of the films inspiring an amusement park location, joined by other major Ghibli films including Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle to name a few.
While last year saw the release of Earwig and the Witchthe next Ghibli project has already been announced in “How do you live?“, which will translate a famous novel in Japan.
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