Studio Ghibli offers poster reprints of all its animated films made from original plates

The historic collection of posters and leaflets includes works of art that have been largely overlooked by modern fans.

Studio Ghibli is unique in many ways, but one of the most important is their commitment to theatrical feature films. Almost all anime created by Ghibli are initially shown in theaters, with beautifully illustrated posters promote it to anyone passing by the building or in its lobby.

Many of these posters have since become some of the most memorable and iconic works of art in the anime world, and now any of them can adorn your home, like Ghibli produces historically accurate poster reprints for all 23 of its theatrically released anime.

This being Studio Ghibli, they stayed as true to the original process as possible.. Instead of just printing a bunch of digital copies, where possible, they tracked down the original printing plates, most of which were created decades ago, and brought them out of retirement. They even go so far as to use the same non-standard ink colors, apart from the standard four-color printing process, which they originally used, to ensure that the new poster color batch is rich. and authentic.

The posters are Size B2, measuring 51.5 centimeters wide and 72.8 long (20.3 by 28.7 inches). While they cover 23 titles, there are actually 49 different posterswith some of the alternatives being designs that have rarely been seen since the anime left theaters, such as the Taken away as if by magic poster with Chihiro lying in the back seat of her parents’ car.

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Castle in THE sky have four posters each.

In addition to posters, Studio Ghibli also reprints what it calls the “pamphlets” for each movie. Unfortunately, these are not the multi-page programs sold in movie theaters in Japan, but they still look good Format A4 (24.2 by 25.8 centimeters) leafletswith a design for each of the 23 films.

▼ Some leaflets/leaflets

There is sometimes a gray area in defining Studio Ghibli’s filmography, but for poster purposes Nausicaa and the Grave of the Fireflies are included, as is the co-production The red turtle. Although it first aired on Japanese television, Earwig and the Witch later had a theatrical tour in Japan, so it is also represented. On the other hand, the fact for television ocean waves does not make the cut, nor does the animated short/music video On your marks.

▼ Say what you want Tales from Earthseabut it’s a very nice poster on the left.

By the way, as mentioned above, the original printing plates were used whenever possible, but they were lost for a few pieces (Nausicaa: Theater poster 1 and ticket presale poster, Porco Rosso poster 1 and 2 indoors, My Neighbors the Yamadas poster 1 and 2 indoors, Howl’s Moving Castle 1 theater usage posterand brochures for Nausicaa, Castle in THE sky, Kiki’s Delivery Serviceand My Neighbors the Yamadas), requiring their recreation by digitization.

So how much are these animated works of art going to cost you? It depends, as they are not sold individually. Instead, they come in one of four bundles: a complete set with every poster and flyer, a set of posters and a set of flyers, or a set of posters and flyers for a single anime. Prices for single movie sets range from 2,420 yen (US$16) to 6,380 yen, as the number of posters included ranges from one to four. The set of 23 leaflets is priced at 25,300 yen, the set of 49 posters at 64,680 yen, and for the fan with deep pockets and large display storage space, the complete set of all posters and flyers is 89,980 yen, with all sets available through the Ghibli Museum online store here.

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