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Studio Ghibli 3D Puzzle Sets are Coming Spring 2019 from Bluefin

Bluefin has announced a collection of innovative 3D puzzles commemorating beloved characters from a variety of Studio Ghibli anime films.

Scheduled for retail release in Spring, 2019, the puzzle kits include:

  • “My Neighbor Totoro” Totoro & Acorn Set
  • “My Neighbor Totoro” Totoro Character Set
  • “Kiki’s Delivery Service” Jiji Cat Set
  • “Spirited Away” No Face Set
  • “Princess Mononoke” Kodama Tree Spirit Set

The kits are manufactured by the Japanese puzzle company, Ensky, and will be available in the Spring of 2019 from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide. Pre-orders are available now. These are the first 3D puzzles for popular licensed anime brands to be offered to domestic customers by Bluefin.

“My Neighbor Totoro” Totoro & Acorn Mini 3D Puzzle
MSRP $12.00each

Create Totoro in his Acorn with this fun and easy to assemble three-dimensional puzzle that combines various shaped puzzle pieces. Completed puzzle is approximately 2½-inches high; 1¾-inches wide. After completion, it can be disassembled and reconstructed again. Makes a unique interior décor item. Puzzle set includes 14 pieces.

“My Neighbor Totoro” Totoro & Acorn Mini 3D Puzzle

“My Neighbor Totoro” Totoro Big 3D Puzzle
MSRP $25.00 each

Fans are invited to build the beloved character from the acclaimed Studio Ghibli movie. 3D puzzle set includes 25 pieces. The completed puzzle stands approximately 4-inches high.

“My Neighbor Totoro” Totoro Big 3D Puzzle

“Kiki’s Delivery Service” Jiji Cat Mini 3D Puzzle
MSRP $12.00 each

Construct a whimsical 3D rendition of Jiji in a sitting pose. The completed puzzle features a moveable head. Puzzle set includes 10 pieces. Figure stands approximately 2½-inches high.

“Kiki’s Delivery Service” Jiji Cat Mini 3D Puzzle

“Spirited Away” No Face Mini 3D Puzzle
MSRP $12.00 each

This memorable character from the iconic Studio Ghibli film is available as a 3D puzzle kit. Puzzle set includes 10 pieces. Completed figure stands approximately 2½-inches high.

“Spirited Away” No Face Mini 3D Puzzle

“Princess Mononoke” Kodama Tree Spirit Mini 3D Puzzle
MSRP $12.00 each

The whimsical Tree Spirit from the memorable Studio Ghibli film is available as a 3D puzzle kit. Puzzle set includes 9 pieces. The completed figure stands approximately 2½-inches high and makes a unique addition to any collector’s Princess Mononoke collection.

“Princess Mononoke” Kodama Tree Spirit Mini 3D Puzzle

VIZ Media Announces New Manga and Anime Acquisitions at Otakon

VIZ Media thrilled audiences during its official panel held this past weekend at Otakon 2017 as it detailed a variety of new publishing acquisitions.

The titles set for publication beginning in early 2018 include the shojo series Takane & Hana, a hilarious romance about a courtship of opposites; as well as The Young Master’s Revenge, a shojo romantic comedy featuring a conniving boy who schemes to make a troublesome girl fall in love with him.

Also announced was The Art of the Secret World of Arrietty, a print-only hardcover edition set for release next Spring that will feature an extensive collection of production and concept art and other insights into the acclaimed film by Studio Ghibli.

VIZ Media also revealed plans to publish a volume of RWBY prequel stories based on the mega-popular RWBY animated series from Rooster Teeth. Previously available in the digital magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, the RWBY manga is written and illustrated by Shirow Miwa.

Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.

TAKANE & HANA
Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts February 2018

After her older sister refuses to go to an arranged marriage meeting with Takane Saibara, the heir to a vast business fortune, high schooler Hana Nonomura agrees to be her stand-in to save face for the family. But what happens when Hana meets Takane is the sparking of a bitter rivalry and the stirrings of an even stronger romance!

 

THE YOUNG MASTER’S REVENGE
Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts March 2018

When Leo was a young boy, he had his pride torn to shreds by Tenma, a girl from a wealthy background who was always getting him into trouble. Now, years after his father’s successful clothing business has made him the heir to a fortune, he searches out Tenma to enact a dastardly plan – he’ll get his revenge by making her fall in love with him!

 

THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (Hardcover Edition)
Debuts March 2018

Co-founded by the legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli films have enthralled and enchanted audiences across the world. THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY gives fans the opportunity to follow this landmark film from initial concept to the silver screen, thanks to hundreds of sketches, concept drawings, and animation cels, plus in-depth interviews with the creators.

 

RWBY
Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts January 2018

An action-packed prequel story to the global hit animation series from Rooster Teeth. When the people of Remnant aren’t fighting monsters, they still find conflict among themselves. Now they are at fierce odds. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long are Team RWBY. Together they are learning the deadly craft of hunting the monstrous species known as the Grimm.

VIZ Media Has Announced New Studio Ghibli Full-Color Picture Books

VIZ Media announced at C2E2 the winter release of a pair of full-color picture books for the famed Studio Ghibli films Castle in the Sky and Princess Mononoke.

The new books expand VIZ Media’s Studio Ghibli Library and capture the magic of the legendary studio’s animated films with easy-to-read text, full-color pictures direct from the film, and a family-friendly oversized hardcover format aimed at readers of all ages.

Castle in the Sky, Studio Ghibli’s first feature film, celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2016. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the North American theatrical release of Princess Mononoke, which has gone on to become one of the studio’s most popular anime films.

Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.

CASTLE IN THE SKY PICTURE BOOK

Debuts December 2017

The legends were true! Somewhere high in the clouds, human beings have again set foot on the floating island of Laputa, for centuries a peaceful, parklike ruin, tended only by its silent, faithful robots. But just behind Pazu and Sheeta are soldiers from the aerial dreadnought Goliath – who have captured Dola and her pirate crew, and are now looting the gold and jewels of the Castle in the Sky for themselves! But the man who guided them there, Muska, has his eyes on power, not money – and he alone knows how to activate the castle’s ancient superweapons that could make him master of the world! Can Pazu and Sheeta stop his sinister plan? Includes scene-by-scene illustrations and character dialogue from the film.

 

PRINCESS MONONOKE PICTURE BOOK

Debuts December 2017

Marked with the curse of a rampaging boar god, young Ashitaka sets off on a journey to cure his mysterious affliction. From behind the walls of an iron-mining town, Lady Eboshi arises to smash all obstacles to technological development. And from out of the forest comes Princess Mononoke, driven by a hatred of all humans. Can she and Ashitaka ally in time to stop the wild lands from being destroyed?

Fashion Spotlight: Enterprise Duo, Ghibli Road, Unleash

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Enterprise Duo, Ghibli Road, and Unleash, by krisren28, JozVoz, and ccourts1, are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

Enterprise Duo

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Ghibli Road

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Unleash

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Fashion Spotlight: Ghibli City, Avatar: The Animated Series – Volume 1, and Ryuko Fight Club

Ript Apparel has three designs for anime fans. Ghibli City, Avatar: The Animated Series – Volume 1, and Ryuko Fight Club from Prander84Design, BadEye, and pigboom will be for sale on November 25, 2014 only!

Ghibli City by Prander84Design

Ghibli City

Avatar: The Animated Series – Volume 1 by BadEye

Avatar The Animated Series - Volume 1

Ryuko Fight Club by pigboom

Ryuko Fight Club

 

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VIZ Expands Studio Ghibli Imprint With New Hayao Miyazaki Titles

VIZ Media has announced so new releases for their Studio Ghibli imprint. The imprint will debut a pair of gorgeously illustrated hardcover books relating to Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s celebrated animated film, Princess Mononoke.

THE ART OF PRINCESS MONONOKE

MSRP: $34.99 U.S. / $39.99 CAN
Hardcover Available August 2014

A rerelease of the popular Studio Ghibli art book, featuring an all new translation and presentation. The hardcover edition features insightful interviews, concept sketches, character art and finished animation cels from the critically acclaimed fantasy action film by Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki. Released in 1997, Princess Mononoke was the first Hayao Miyazaki film to break into the American mainstream. The journey from initial idea to the big screen is captured here in stunning detail and also includes a look at Miyazaki’s original concept art and the use of computer graphics technology in the film’s production.

PRINCESS MONONOKE: THE FIRST STORY

by Hayao Miyazaki
MSRP: $34.99 U.S. / $39.99 CAN
Hardcover Available October 2014

An oversized, lavishly illustrated storybook featuring original watercolor art by legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, this is the original Princess Mononoke story created by Miyazaki in 1980 while he was first conceptualizing the landmark animated film that would later be released to universal acclaim seventeen years later. As an initial version of the tale, it offers a new and different perspective from the final version presented in the film. After a long, exhausting war, a samurai lost in a forest encounters a giant wildcat – a mononoke. The beast saves his life, but at the price of his daughter’s hand in marriage…

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