Studio Ghibli fans will be delighted to hear that the theme park is under construction and set to open in the autumn of 2022. And excitingly, new concept art has just been released to show off just what's in store for lucky visitors.
Kicking things off with three themed lands, the park will be based on the studio's iconic output and will eventually be increased to a whopping five lands by 2023. Take a look below to see what those lands will look like and mock up your own representation using these animation tools.
First up will be Youth Hill (above), featuring an elevator building as its main gate, and borrowing elements from late 19th-century Steampunk design such as that found in Howl's Moving Castle.
Above is the art for the Ghibli Large Warehouse Area, which will be an indoor area comprised of an exhibition centre, children's playground and Studio Ghibli exhibits. The rich design is made up of curves and brick features, bringing the outside inside so the space can be used year-round.
Dondoko Forest will include elements of My Neighbor Totoro, namely Satsuki and Mei's House (above).
Then, coming in 2023 will be Mononoke's Village (above), which will be based on scenery from Princess Mononoke, and Witch Valley (below).
Witch Valley will also include the castle from Howl's Moving Castle and Kiki's family home from Kiki's Delivery Service. You can see more images for the Studio Ghibli theme park here (opens in new tab), including some stunning proposed maps.
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