Studio Ghibli is famous worldwide for its fabulous works that have breathed life into anime films. You don’t even have to be an otaku to know about this studio. The studio is finally making moves to connect with the global audience!
From Howl’s Moving Castle to Grave of the Fireflies, the studio has brought out the hopeless romantics in us as well as made us lament the evils of humanity. For the first time now, Ghibli is broadening its horizon to the world.
GKIDS is the American distributor of anime films created by Studio Ghibli. It focuses on “sophisticated, indie animation.”
In the wake of GKIDS’ contract extension with the acclaimed studio, it has launched global social media accounts for Studio Ghibli.
Erica Chon, the Director of Marketing of GKIDS, is of the opinion that the official social media accounts are a natural step to keep pace with the studio’s North American partners.
It will also build a community for all Ghibli fans and provide them a place to stay up-to-date.
Now that Ghibli has these new accounts, fans don’t have to rely on obscure details for news about the Studio’s next steps.
New product releases, events, film details, and other information will be directly posted on the sites from now on. GKIDS will be managing all the accounts.
The illustrious studio is releasing its first CG anime film, Earwig and the Witch, on 3rd February.
It will be streamed on HBO Max on 5th February. HBO Max has the exclusive streaming rights to all Ghibli film due to a contract with GKIDS.
So what are you waiting for? Go follow the accounts and like as many posts as you want! Spread the word amongst all Ghibli lovers too!
About Studio Ghibli
Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation studio, best known for its anime movies. It was founded in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki.
The studio’s most famous production is the 2001 film, Spirited Away, which won the Oscar.
Many of its productions have won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. Its hand-drawn animations have acquired praise from all over the world and have inspired other studios.
The studio came into being after Miyazaki’s Nausicaa of the Wind Valley film. Castle in the Sky was the first film under the studio.
My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke are some of its famous films amongst many others.
Source: Ghibli Twitter account