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Ghibli Park Shows Off Upcoming Exhibits for The Boy and the Heron, Spirited Away

March 16 is going to be a big day for Ghibli Park! The Valley of Witches section will officially open, and five exhibits are joining the Grand Warehouse. The exhibits showcase characters from Hayao Miyazaki’s new movie The Boy and the Heron, plus Spirited Away’s Radish Spirit (Oshira-sama in Japanese).

You can check out this video from Nagoya TV News, which gives you an up-close look at The Boy and the Heron’s heron, pelicans and parrot, and the Radish Spirit hanging out by the elevator, like in Spirited Away.

GKIDS gave this description for The Boy and the Heron:

After losing his mother during the war, young Mahito moves to his family’s estate in the countryside. There, a series of mysterious events lead him to a secluded and ancient tower, home to a mischievous gray heron. When Mahito’s new stepmother disappears, he follows the gray heron into the tower, and enters a fantastic world shared by the living and the dead. As he embarks on an epic journey with the heron as his guide, Mahito must uncover the secrets of this world, and the truth about himself. Featuring the voices of Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Karen Fukuhara, Mark Hamill, Robert Pattinson and Florence Pugh.

GKIDS gave this description for Spirited Away:

Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world. Overflowing with imaginative creatures and thrilling storytelling, Spirited Away became a worldwide smash hit, and is one of the most critically-acclaimed films of all time.

Source: SoraNews24


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.