A Complete Destination for Purchasing

Studio Ghibli is one of the world famous animation studio founded by Hayao Miyazaki, Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki in 1985. Miyazaki and Takahata had long careers in Japanese film and television animation industry and they had worked together on Hols: Prince of the sun and Panda! Go, Panda and Suzuki was an editor at Tokuma Shoten’s Animage manga magazine.

The “Ghibli” itself actually means the hot desert wind, which can see in the Sahara. He chose the name because they hoped to blow a new wind through the animation industry. It is a complete destination of Ghibli movies, accessories, apparel, plushies and figurines.

Ghibli was established to make the film, “Laputa: The Castle in the Sky”. However, the beginning of the studio can be dated back to 1983, when Tokuma Shoten (Tokuma Publishing, Co., Ltd) decided to produce the movie “Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind”. The Japanese publisher, Tokuma publishes animation magazine in the name of “Animage”, throughout that Miyazaki had been serializing the manga “Nausicaa” since 1982. After the success of “Nausicaa”, Tokuma and Miyazaki decided to develop their second movie, “Laputa”, and they established Studio Ghibli. Tokuma was the parent company of Studio Ghibli until March 2005 once it absolutely was spun off as a freelance company.

studio ghibli also produces a wide range of merchandise inspired by their movies.  It comprises home goods such as bedding, tableware, and electrical appliances to the more usual plushies, key chains, T-shirts and stationery items. Actually, it is specially produced for their Ghibli Museum located in Mitaka Forest near Tokyo, which contains a replica of the Catbus, a robot from the castle in the sky and special exhibitions dedicated to animation from around the world.

Main Activities:

-Production of animated films, commercials for television, television series and documentaries.

-Merchandising from characters in movies.

-Production of video recordings of animated films, television series, and documentaries.

-Registration, promotion, management, and copyright of music for films.

-Preparation and production of various publications.

-Foreign sales, importation-exportation and trading rights of animated films.

-Selling of apparels, gifts and daily needed items.