If you’ve always wanted to take a selfie with No-Face or walk into the forest to visit Totoro, then good news: You might just get that chance here in Hong Kong this coming August.
For years, Studio Ghibli — the Japanese animation studio behind these characters and founded by filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki — has been wowing audiences with beautifully animated masterpieces that feature fantastical worlds, lovable characters, and stories that resonate with young and old alike.
From August 3 to November 3, Miyazaki lovers will be able to visit this exhibition that will feature 3D models of iconic scenes taken from the studio’s beloved films, bringing its traditional pencil and paper illustrations and animated graphics to life.
The exhibition will be split into eight sections, each one dedicated to one of the studio’s films: My Neighbour Totoro, Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Pom Poko, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle.
Organizers say that Studio Ghibli merchandise will also be available, some of which will be “Hong Kong exclusive products.”
The exhibition will be held at Portal 6311, 1/F, 18 Sheung Yuet Rd, Kowloon Bay. Early Bird tickets, which are 40 percent off the original ticket price, are on sale today up until July 10, so grab tickets quickly if you’re a Ghibli fan and don’t want to pay full price.
Tickets are on sale here, priced at HK$108 to $148 for adults, HK$78 to $108 for students and concessions, and HK$280 to $380 for two adults and one child, and HK$78 for each extra child.
After the early bird period ends, tickets will cost HK$168 to $208 for adults, HK$118 to $148 for students and concessions, and HK$360 to $450 for two adults and one child, and HK$100 for each extra child.
Tickets purchased at the door will cost, HK$188 to $228 for adults, HK$128 to $168 for students and concessions, and HK$408 to $540 for two adults and one child, and HK$100 for each extra child.
Children under three can enter the exhibit for free.