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Fan Video Drops Studio Ghibli Characters Into Real Life

This is definitely worth taking a few minutes out of your day for.

Korean filmmaker Kojer has blended the characters from various Studio Ghibli movies into footage of real-life locations in a pretty darn impressive feat of editing prowess.

In the video, titled simply “Studio Ghibli in Real Life,” iconic characters from films like My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Spirited Away interact with real-life locations like trains, lakes, fields and alleyways.

The video, which was originally uploaded to YouTube, was taken down over copyright concerns, but is, for the time being, viewable on Vimeo.

It’s hard to put my finger on why this video is so touching (sure, the Joe Hisaishi music doesn’t hurt), but something about seeing these characters out and about in the real world is pretty special.

Source: Indiewire

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.