Soon, you’ll be able to take home an iconic image from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro.
Many anime fans dream of possessing key art from their favorite series. In fact, collecting is so rampant that the Japanese government is funding a museum to prevent collectors from snagging the valuable drawings.
As a response to fan demand, Studio Ghibli will be producing a limited number of reproductions if an iconic key visual from My Neighbor Totoro. Each cel is hand-crafted by Ghibli artists using a silk-screening process. They even released a video showcasing how the cels are made.
Each reproduced cel is overlayed on background art of a lush field and displayed in a frame made of Japanese Kishu Hinoki cypress. A hand-printed edition number and a certificate of authenticity are also included.
The collector’s item is priced at 70,000 yen ($640) and will be shipped in late July. Fan interested in pre-ordering a cel can visit Donguri Kyowakoku, which specializes in official Studio Ghibli merchandise.