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Studio Ghibli is releasing four filmsNausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Tales from Earthsea—in Japanese movie theaters later this month. The movies will play at 372 Toho theaters across Japan starting June 26.

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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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Randy Randerson

Cool, but...of all the times to lure people to theaters? Maybe this is out of the studio’s direct control and more a decision by the theaters to make some easy revenue with surefire hits (well, except Earthsea) similar to if US theaters ran Despicable Me again?