(Last updated on: August 21, 2023)
With a dazzling display of artistic talent, Studio Ghibli, under the guidance of visionary Hayao Miyazaki, has once again broken records and redefined the world of animation with the release of “How You live?” This animated masterpiece has achieved the remarkable feat of becoming the most expensive work in the history of Japanese cinema.
Seven years of making the movie “How Do You Live?” took the box office by storm, grossing a staggering $430 million in just the first month since its debut in Japan. What sets this achievement apart is that the film was introduced to audiences without the usual fanfare of promotional materials. Instead, the film relies solely on Studio Ghibli’s illustrious reputation and signature animation style to draw viewers into its enthralling story.
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Based on the 1937 novel of the same name, the film takes place in World War II England. It follows the adventures of young Mahito, who embarks on an enchanting adventure after a tragic fire takes his mother’s life. The story seamlessly blends fantasy and self-discovery, a hallmark of Studio Ghibli’s storytelling prowess.
Producer Toshio Suzuki has revealed that “How do you live?” most likely the largest invested work ever witnessed in Japanese cinema, surpassing the previous record held by The Tale of Princess Kaguya. While the exact production cost remains a mystery, Suzuki has highlighted the film’s seven-year history, underscoring the studio’s unwavering dedication to creating an electric masterpiece. image without any constraints.
As Americans eagerly await the premiere of “How” Do You Live?” later this year, thanks to Studio Ghibli’s partnership with GKIDS, movie and animation lovers around the world can’t help but marvel at this film, not only as a cinematic gem but as a profound legacy from Miyazaki to his grandson and the world.
Source: Anime Senpai
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