For the past couple of years, British studio Fire Panda have been working on something that might just sell a few VR headsets to those not currently interested in games: small virtual tours through some of Studio Ghibli’s most famous movies.

Via The Daily Dot, they’ve got one for Totoro (the famous bus stop scene), Spirited Away (the boiler room) and Howl’s Moving Castle (the fields outside the house).

They’re not particularly interactive, since all you do is walk around, but hey, for loads of people—like me/my kids—that’s still pretty awesome.


Here’s hoping that when VR really takes off, Ghibli can maybe do (or at least license) something a little more official.

If you’ve got a VR headset for your PC and want to try these out, there are download links at Fire Panda’s site.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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