Studio Ghibli Has Shared A Sneak Peek Of Its Theme Park Plans

When news broke last year that a Studio Ghibli theme park was coming to Japan in 2022, fans just about lost their minds. Now, the team behind some of history’s greatest animated films just dropped renderings of how the finished park will look.

The much-loved Japanese animation company is responsible for cult classics like Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Castle In The Sky. But the park’s main inspiration comes from the film My Neighbour Toroto.

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Japanese local government has said the theme park will be located in Japan’s Aichi prefecture, just near Nagoya, and follows the wildly popular Ghibli Museum on the outskirts of the Tokyo.

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The huge 200-hectare park – initially built for the Expo 2005 World’s Fair – will transform into a number of Studio Ghibli-founder Hayao Miyazaki’s make-believe universes, including rides from My Neighbour Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle and Princess Mononoke.

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Studio Ghibli is one of the world’s most-famous and most-celebrated animation studios. It even scored an Oscar win for best animated feature in 2003 — the first Japanese film to do so.

The theme park is set to open in 2022. See you then, Japan.

(All images: Courtesy of Studio Ghibli and Aichi)