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Ghibli Museum Announces All-New Short Anime

Posted on: November 4, 2009


Image courtesy of the Ghibli Museum website.

Mice. Doing sumo. That's all you need to know.


In early 2010, the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan will screen an all-new Ghibli-animated anime short exclusively in its 80-person cinema. The new short was written and planned by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Akihiko Yamashita, the production director for Ponyo and Gedo Senki.

The short, titled Chuu-Zumou (Mouse Sumo), is a little vignette about an old man (Jii) and woman (Baa) who live in the heart of the mountains. One evening, Jii discovers a place where the mice gather and practice sumo. After finding out that the mice in their house lose all the time at sumo, Jii and Baa try their best to help them out.

The short starts showing on January 3rd, the first day the museum is open after the New Year holiday, and will stop showing on February 28. So, who wants to join me in going to the Ghibli museum next year? I haven’t been yet – though I have been to the Osamu Tezuka museum in Kyoto – and this would be a good excuse to go.

(From via AnimeNation)


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