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Spirited Away bath herbs now available at Ghibli exhibition in Japan

Transform from Stink Spirit to River Spirit, just like the god in the anime movie!

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The secret behind this mysterious Studio Ghibli x Pixar image

Anime studio gives us a closer look at the true story behind this illustration.

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Studio Ghibli reveals real reason why Jiji stops talking at the end of Kiki’s Delivery Service

Producer solves a mystery that’s puzzled fans of the anime film for decades.

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Bullet Train starring Brad Pitt: Japanese fans react to new trailer

A closer look at some scenes reveals a very different kind of Japan to the one fans were expecting. 

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Studio Ghibli’s Porco Rosso: Behind-the-scenes trivia and secret Easter eggs revealed

Insider revelations shed new light on the beloved anime film.

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First look at Studio Ghibli’s new Spirited Away live-action stage play

Cast appear on stage for the first time to give us a sneak peek at the upcoming production.

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Parasite movie releases free official wallpapers to download as backgrounds for video calls

Now you can work from home in a basement toilet or the mansion from the award-winning South Korean film. 

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Studio Ghibli inspires “The Glassworker”, a groundbreaking new anime film from Pakistan 【Video】

The beautiful love story between Vincent and Alliz reminds us that “life is beautiful but fragile, like glass itself“.

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Onsen in Japan uses the same mysterious hot spring bathing system from Ghibli film Spirited Away

This is one of the most unusual hot springs in the country.

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Secret of the Matrix code finally revealed

What is the Matrix? The answer is out there, Neo, and it’s got something to do with sushi recipes.

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Top 5 Studio Ghibli films Japanese viewers are tired of watching

These responses prove that when you’re spoiled with the best anime in the world, you really can have too much of a good thing.

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Japanese gay community at the centre of new “Tokyo Neighbors” web series 【Video】

The webisodes explore what it’s like to be gay in Japan.

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Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki cancels retirement, hires artists for last feature film

Applications are open to everyone, regardless of nationality.

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Shinkai’s “Your Name” tops South Korean box office with US$8.1 million

Sells 1.18 million tickets as 1st Japanese film at #1 since 2004’s Howl’s Moving Castle.

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We talk to Matt Damon in Tokyo about films, Tommy Lee Jones and how to be cool like Jason Bourne

On 7 October, Japan finally gets to enjoy Jason Bourne, the latest instalment in the Bourne movie series, and ahead of the movie’s release our Japanese reporters were lucky enough to enjoy some time with Matt Damon.

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Japanese artist blows everyone away with amazing blackboard art

From Picasso to the hotly anticipated Japanese anime film, Your Name, these incredible chalk masterpieces will take your breath away.

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“The Red Turtle” receives standing ovation at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

The Red Turtle may have no dialogue, but if that hasn’t stopped viewers from saying wonderful things about it.

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Catch the Star Wars Chill: We check out the amazing R2-D2™ Moving Refrigerator in person!【Video】

Remember the awesome, super-expensive R2­-D2™ Moving Refrigerator we reported on last month? Well, we recently went to see an actual model on display!

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Limited edition Star Wars sweets are the cutest collection of edible characters in the galaxy

Star Wars fans in Japan have to be the luckiest group of Padawans on the planet. From samurai figurines to cup clingers to ukiyo-e woodblock-style covers, limited-edition releases in the Land of the Rising Sun are blessed with extraordinary details that can’t be found anywhere else in the galaxy.

Now it’s time for Japanese confectionery chain Ginza Cozy Corner to weigh in on the celebrations, with a stunning lineup of cakes, tarts and limited edition tins that feature some of the cutest characters from the movie alongside some edible dark foes. We’ll need to summon up every ounce of the force within to bite into these because these are the most amazing sweets we’ve ever seen!

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Live-action Attack on Titan films will have theme songs created by equally huge Sekai no Owari

Sekai no Owari is one of the most popular groups in Japan right now. The clown-faced, top hat-wearing rock band is managing to thrive in a Japanese music industry saturated with seemingly endless three-letter-48-style girl groups.

So what better to combine with one of the most popular music groups than one of the most popular manga/anime, Attack on Titan? It was just recently announced that the upcoming live-action Attack on Titan movies will feature two original Sekai no Owari songs produced specially as theme songs for the films.

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