Studio Ghibli

There’s a new movie coming out from Studio Ghibli, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari). It looks like a bit of a departure from their usual style, but being a Ghibli film, it still looks utterly gorgeous. It’s based on a 10th century Japanese folktale, and tells the story of Kaguya, a princess who was discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant.

We’re all huge Ghibli fans in our house. Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and our favourite, My Neighbour Totoro.

I’m even wearing my glow-in-the-dark Totorobot t-shirt today, though depressingly few of my colleagues recognise it. I see it as an opportunity to spread the word of Totoro. 🙂
Totorobot

We even built a Snowtoro last winter, which is possibly the best snowman I’ve ever made.
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So, dear reader. Are you a Studio Ghibli fan? What’s your favourite film? Do you want to see The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter?