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A junior high school the city of Mishima, Japan figured out a way to make school lunches fun: Serve Ghibli food.

Recently a school flier for "Ghibli School Lunches" appeared on Twitter, racking up 14,000 retweets. Below, you can see the flier, which states that the Ghibli lunches will be served between October 27 and October 31.

[Photo: X_CirnoLove_X]

As noted on NicoNico, the flier featured images from various Studio Ghibli anime (including The Castle of Cagliostro, which isn't technically Studio Ghibli). So, of course, people online thought the school's food would look exactly like the Ghibli food.

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Well, it doesn't really. Some of it, however, still looks rather tasty. Below, via the school's blog, you can see how the real food stacks up to the anime originals. The date for each school lunch is listed.

October 27

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October 28

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October 29

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October 30

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October 31

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Some of these look more like the Ghibli originals than others. Obviously, school cafeterias have to make a lot of food in a very short time, and in Japan, at least, that food needs to be healthy. So, ultimately, whether the school created perfect fascimiles of Ghibli food is besides the point. Still, while the school could've managed expectations a little better, it's good to see it tried to make lunchtime more interesting for the students.

2014/10/31(金) 中郷西調理場の給食 [中郷西中、中郷中、南中の給食]

ジブリ作品に出てくる料理を給食で再現した「ジブリ給食」が話題に ネットでは「うらやましすぎる」「見てみたい!」[NicoNico]

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