Studio Ghibli’s Most Popular Movies Will Be Screened in Indonesia Starting with “Spirited Away”!
Cheers to all Studio Ghibli enthusiasts all over Indonesia because good news have come our way. Studio Ghibli’s most famous movies are coming to Indonesia on 45 theaters in 17 cities across the country. The special screening was due to the collaboration between Kaninga Pictures and Hakuhodo DY who partner up with Studio Ghibli as the licenser, the project is also in cooperation with Indonesia’s largest cinema network, Cinema 21. For longtime Ghibli fans, the opportunity to watch the splendid films by the Academy Award winning animation studio only happen through the internet by streaming, or their personal gadget. The biggest venue to host the Studio Ghibli screening only comes once or twice during Japanese themed festival or cultural festival. So, it is the right time to have a proper cinema to watch our beloved movies from Studio Ghibli. “Studio Ghibli has many devoted fans from all around the world thanks to its unrivaled animation quality and stories that are filled with precious values, such as love of family, environmental sustainability, and even women empowerment,” remarked Willawati, CEO of Kaninga Pictures. “We hope that Studio Ghibli’s films will be well received not only by its Indonesian fans but also by Indonesian public in general,” she continued.
The chance to watch Ghibli’s masterpiece will start from April to September 2017, and the event will be halted in June as the holy month of Ramadhan will be happening then. “Spirited Away” will open the celebration of Ghibli movie fiesta from next month. The story about the adventure of a girl named Chihiro into a spirit land to look for her parents, have captured the hearts of the viewers for its strong plot and imaginative setting. Afterwards, “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Ponyo on The Cliff by The Sea”, “Princess Mononoke” and “Howl’s Moving Castle” will take turn and continue the film parade. For your information, each of Ghibli film that is screened will get their poster re-made by Indonesian artist named Bisri Mustofa, which has been given the materials and supervised by Studio Ghibli directly. Furthermore, the presale tickets for “Spirited Away” has been up on sale on www.worldofghibli.id completed with the list of cities, theaters, schedule and price. This project is only the beginning of something bigger that will happen between these parties, and Indonesia is honored to be the pioneer of the collaboration in South East Asia.