Ghibli Expo

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Ghibli Expo

Coming off a hugely successful Sailor Moon exhibition, Tokyo City View at Roppongi Hills now turns up the anime heat even further: its summer display is the latest version of this Studio Ghibli mega-retrospective, first held at the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art this spring and featuring materials related to every single Ghibli production since the studio's founding back in 1985. It consists of original posters, other PR paraphernalia, sketches, blueprints and storyboards from pre-Ghibli masterpiece Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) to Michaël Dudok de Wit's The Red Turtle, a co-production between Ghibli and French studio Wild Bunch set to be released on September 17 this year. Fans will love it either way, but even those of you less familiar with Miyazaki and Takahata's world-conquering anime workshop should enjoy the in-depth look at how Ghibli movies are made and promoted, hinting at why they've become appreciated by millions around the globe.

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Eric G

This expo is quite nice, but a bit disappointed by the not so exclusive materials displayed. Mostely movie posters, some original drawings you have a hard time to see if there are many people. If you are a real Ghibli fan, you should go take a look, otherwise it might not be worth the queuing, which is around 30min up to one hour.