The Aichi Tourist Office has released a new promotional advertisement on its YouTube channel titled “Play with the Wind”. The ad, which is structured as a short film with nods to Studio Ghibli-themed tropes, was produced in collaboration with the famed studio to promote the upcoming opening of Ghibli Park, the long-planned amusement park dedicated to franchises and Studio Ghibli characters. now scheduled to open on November 1, 2022.
This work recounts the story of a girl who finds a print of a feather in a bag left behind by a traveler in the woods as a powerful wind suddenly picks up in the corner of her eye. As the girl chases down this wind, she runs through various spots in Aichi Prefecture and eventually finds the feather in the home of Satsuki and Mei… This is the story of a girl’s breathless adventure as she runs with the wind that is carrying the feather.Synopsis
Cast and Staff
- Director: Ryutaro Nakagawa
- Video Director: Ussiy
- Music: Taisei Iwasaki
- Performer: Rara Sonohara (EXPG STUDIO)
- Producer: Tomohiko Ishii
- Planning/Lettering: Toshio Suzuki
- Film Production: Studio Ghibli
- Production: Aichi Prefectural Government
Studio Ghibli Inc. is a Japanese animated film studio based in Koganei, Tokyo. The studio is best known for its animated feature films and has also produced several short subjects, television commercials, and a television movie. The studio’s mascot and most recognizable symbol is a character named Totoro, who is a giant cat spirit from the 1988 anime film My Neighbor Totoro.
Studio Ghibli’s highest-grossing films include Spirited Away (2001), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), and Ponyo (2008). The studio was founded on June 15, 1985 by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki, after Topcraft’s successful performance of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984). He has also collaborated with video game studios in the visual development of various video games.