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First Look At Studio Ghibli's Upcoming CG Movie

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Image: C) 2020 NHK, NEP, Studio Ghibli
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As previously reported, Studio Ghibli is doing a long-form adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones’ novel Earwig and the Witch. Here is a first look at what the full CG adaptation will look like.

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The following screenshots were published by Comic Natalie.

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Image: C) 2020 NHK, NEP, Studio Ghibli
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Titled Aya to Majo (Aya and the Witch), the movie won’t play in theaters but rather will air on NHK in Japan this winter. There is no word yet on when it will be shown internationally.

Hayao Miyazaki is overseeing the adaptation’s planning, while his son Goro, who helmed From Up On Poppy Hill, is directing. Toshio Suzuki is producing.

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Previously, Hayao Miyazaki worked on a CG anime 14-minute short called Boro the Caterpillar. This adaptation is the studio’s first full-length CG animation.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Id have to see it in motion before I judge, but it looks very unique at the very least.