Two minor characters from Howl's Moving Castle have been beautifully reimagined into plush toys by Studio Ghibli.

Fans of the famous anime movie may now buy replicas of the cuddly toys that briefly emerge during the brief scene in Howl's bedroom, curled up on top of his bed, according to Japan Today. The goods are sold as a pair for 7,700 yen (about $56) and are offered at Donguri Kyowakoku locations countrywide and online.


In relation to Howl's Moving Castle by Hayao Miyazaki

Howl's Moving Castle, written and produced by renowned filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, debuted in 2004 and went on to gross an astounding $236 million at the global box office, making it one of the all-time highest-grossing anime films. Additionally, it received other honors, including Best Script at the 2007 Nebula Awards and Animation of the Year at the 2005 Tokyo Anime Awards. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006 for Best Animated Feature, but Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit ultimately won.

In relation to Howl's Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones

Based on the 1986 children's novel of the same name by Dianna Wynne Jones, Howl's Moving Castle follows Sophie, a young milliner cursed to become an older woman by a jealous and petty witch. While trying to find a way to break the spell, Sophie finds herself employed as a cleaning lady by the titular flamboyant and mysterious wizard.


Fans of the venerable animation studio may spend their hard-earned money on a variety of new Studio Ghibli goods in addition to the adorable plushies from Howl's Moving Castle. Notably, Hasamiyaki Ceramics currently sells a unique tea set inspired by the 1988 animated film My Neighbor Totoro. The set comes with three types of green tea: corn tea, mikan (mandarin orange), and genmai (brown rice) flavor. It also contains cups and a teapot. Additionally, Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten and Studio Ghibli have worked together to create a brand-new line of handcrafted, exorbitantly priced collectibles. For instance, a tiny woodcarving of the studio's mascot is astonishingly expensive at 330,000 yen (about $2,450).

Studio Ghibli fans have more to be excited about than just new merchandise; How Do You Live?, Miyazaki's next film, will debut in July. Reportedly, the movie's plot will focus on the impact of Yoshino Genzaburo's real-life novel of the same name on the story's main protagonist.

Many of Studio Ghibli's classic movies, including Howling's Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro, are available on HBO Max.

Source: Japan Today