Studio Ghibli adapts world’s oldest manga into short animated film
Proving once again that whatever it touches turns to gold, acclaimed Japanese production house Studio Ghibli, adapted a 12th century picture scroll into a magnificent animated short.
While you’ll still have to wait months before its long-awaited animated film The Red Turtle hits the big screens, you can still get your Ghibli fix with this 30-second spot.
Adapted from the picture scrolls called Choju Jinbutsu Giga, which is considered the earliest records of Japanese manga, this short brings to life black-and-white drawings of animals frolicking in the wild.
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