Ever wondered what Studio Ghibli characters would look like in the real world? How Totoro, Kiki, No Face and more would interact in real life? No need to wonder anymore. Thanks to YouTuber Kojer, you can now see what that would look like. They’ve expertly and lovingly crafted a clip with the beautiful viola cover of Spiríted Away: One Summer’s Day over the amazing footage and the result is quite breathtaking. Crank up those speakers!
With the rise in popularity of virtual reality, thanks to the decrease in price of the tech involved, a lot more companies are starting to branch out into this new platform. Now, if you happen to own a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, you can explore some pretty cool worlds recently made available to the public.
Nick Pittom from Fire Panda has been hard at work on some worlds from the Studio Ghibli universe. Specifically, there are sections from Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro which you can check out in the VR world. To get a better idea, have a look at the clip below:
Fire Panda is a British virtual reality development studio who amongst other projects were also behind the Apollo 11 VR experience. You’ll be able to walk around these environments and be able to check out Totoro at the iconic bus stop scene in full detail which sounds great.
You can pick up the demo from WEARVR and start checking out these amazing fantastical worlds today!
The LINE messaging app is extremely popular in Japan. It’s an easy and widespread medium for friends and family alike to stay in touch for free. But one of the more exciting and cute features of the app are the stamps which you can use in your messaging. The stamps can either be free or premium which incurs a small cost but you tend to get a decent handful so it’s completely worth it.
Some new stamps have just been released featuring Studio Ghibli’s Totoro character along with the catbus and dust bunnies in various poses with cute messages on them.
The stamps will set you back ¥240 so it’s only a couple of dollars for around 40 stamps so it’s great value. The amazing artwork on the stamps has been handled by Toshio Suzuki who worked on the My Neighbour Totoro feature film and is also a Studio Ghibli producer.
Hayao Miyazaki was also asked to produce the stamps and declined as he felt that Suziki would produce a better result. I’m a LINE user and have already bought these stamps and I can personally say that they’re amazing and really detailed and cute! If anyone wants to hit me up on LINE, my user ID is: Japandaman71
Studio Ghibli is a much loved animation studio cranking out such beautiful classics as My Neighbour Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle and the Academy Award winning, Spirited Away. If you happen to visit Japan, then a visit to the Studio Ghibli Museum is a must. You’ll be able to see exclusive artwork and other treasures that normally aren’t seen outside of Japan.
And then of course, there’s the souvenirs. Most people like to bring home a little trinket of their visit and thanks to Rocket News, we can show you a sample of what’s on offer.
Has anyone been lucky enough to go to the Ghibli Museum? We’d love to see pics of your goodies that you picked up there!