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Ghibli Theme Park Update

Studio Ghibli and the Chunichi Shimbun newspaper introduced last Friday, November 1, that they’ve established the company Ghibli Park, Inc. that can be answerable for the administration and operation of the planned Ghibli Park. The corporate may also plan and manufacture new merchandise for the park, and can operate the park’s restaurant and café.

The corporate’s additionally revealed the park’s emblem


The park’s Seishun no Oka Area (Hill of Youth), Ghibli no Ōsōko Area (Large Ghibli Storehouse), and Dondoko Mori Area (Dondoko Forest) are slated to open in fall 2022, followed by the Mononoke no Sato Area (Mononoke Village) and Majo no Tani Area (Witch Valley) about one year later.

Work on the designs started this year, and building will start in 2020 and proceed for about two or three years.

Aichi Prefecture agreed in May 2017 to establish the park, and confirmation paperwork had been finalized this previous March. The project’s planners then revealed the fundamental design plans in April 2018. The park was initially planned to open in 2020.

Aichi Prefecture and Studio Ghibli are collaborating to open the park in a 200-hectare area in Aichi’s Expo Park, also called Moricoro Park, the location of the 2005 World’s Fair. The park already has “Satsuki and Mei’s House,” a duplicate of most important characters’ house from the My Neighbor Totoro anime movie. The house was the location of a Studio Ghibli exhibition in both 2008 and 2015.

The prefecture is aiming to make the park an attraction for each international and home vacationers. Each Studio Ghibli and the prefecture are funding the working firm that can be accountable for the park.

Whereas the park is being developed, the development won’t trigger damage to the park through felling trees or different methods.

Studio Ghibli additionally maintains The Ghibli Museum, situated in Mitaka in west Tokyo. The Ghibli Museum has interactive exhibits and replicas of iconic Ghibli creations, and it offers a rotating screening of various Ghibli-animated shorts.

Source: Chunichi Shimbun

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