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New Short Ghibli Anime Written By Miyazaki Hayao

by dtshyk
Nov 13, 2009 3:06 AM | 28 Comments
According to the official website, Studio Ghibli's new short anime movie "Chu-zumo" will be shown at Ghibli Museum from January 3rd to February 28th, 2010. The movie is based on a Japanese folk tale "Nezumi no Sumo (Sumo of Mice)".

Duration: 13 min

Staff
Plan & Scenario: Miyazaki Hayao
Director: Yamashita Akihiko (the character designer of "Zegapain", "Giant Robo")

Synopsis:
Once upon a time, there lived an old man and his wife in a mountain. One night, he found a bunch of mice heading to somewhere. He followed them and saw the mice playing Sumo. The man and his wife happened to know the mice living in their house always lose the matches, and they gave them some foods to support the team.

Source: Ghibli Museum

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i guess they won't release it on DVD since it was made for Ghibli Museum (like they didn't for Mei to Konekobasu or other that matter).

Feb 28, 2010 9:45 PM by ShojoSamurai

now that it has already been showed anyone knows where to get it?

Jan 11, 2010 11:48 AM by peroxid

this makes me "sad face" seeing that you can only see it at the Ghibli Museum like the short film Mei to Konekobasu which is the small after story of My Neighbor Totoro which I will try and see when I go there this year. I envy anyone who has been able to go there :(

Nov 14, 2009 1:39 AM by masamune4ever

sounds pretty interesting...looking forward to it ......... >_>

Nov 14, 2009 12:18 AM by ShojoSamurai

Looking forward to this.

Nov 13, 2009 7:14 PM by Vizard

I've been to the ghibli museum, it's totally different, the animation display was amazing o_O

they have there own mini cinema that they show the short anime's on, and the funny thing is, your ticket to the museum is a actual film cel strip of their latest movie and if you want to see this short animation, they have to stamp your ticket like old style cinema offices xD fantastic stuff !

(not to mention the museum is totally out in the middle of nowhere ! haha ! fun stuff :)

Nov 13, 2009 4:27 PM by M2VASH

Not that surprised ._. Miyazaki did few of the short films already.

Nov 13, 2009 4:14 PM by ringoo4

13 minute could be the ultimate master piece but we'll see

Nov 13, 2009 3:58 PM by Cordelia

I'm not one of the biggest fan of Hayao Miyazaki yet I'm looking forward to watch this movie even if it seems a little bit childish for me ... ^__^

Nov 13, 2009 11:39 AM by motoko09

Awesome! :D

Nov 13, 2009 11:06 AM by Jeeppu

It'll be interesting to see if Miyazaki can do what he usually does in 13 min.

Nov 13, 2009 10:36 AM by -Celestial-

Lol, it sounds so cute. *-* Do want!

Nov 13, 2009 9:23 AM by ladyxzeus

this actually sounds really cute! i can't wait to see it

Nov 13, 2009 7:48 AM by chryseis

Whenever there's Miyazaki Hayao, it's always good.

Nov 13, 2009 6:36 AM by Plun

mice wrestling? seems funny but i really looking forward to watch this movie ^^

Nov 13, 2009 5:15 AM by makio-kun

BigSimo said:
seishi-sama said:
desolato said:
No one commenting on the fact that there will be mouse SUMO wrestling?

And? :) Is there something special about it?
YES. mice sumo wrestling. THATS WHAT


QFT.

Nov 13, 2009 5:05 AM by chinlamp

seishi-sama said:
desolato said:
No one commenting on the fact that there will be mouse SUMO wrestling?

And? :) Is there something special about it?
YES. mice sumo wrestling. THATS WHAT

Nov 13, 2009 4:57 AM by simo000

desolato said:
No one commenting on the fact that there will be mouse SUMO wrestling?

And? :) Is there something special about it?

This particular story is well known, and there's also references to it in other japanese stories. I think there was one in some Akutagawa's novel, when a person sees a dream about mice doing sumo. Or maybe it wasn't Akutagawa, but some other writer...

Nov 13, 2009 4:49 AM by seishi-sama

MICE SUMO WRESTLING?! LOL looking forward to it :D

Nov 13, 2009 4:43 AM by enixela

Miyazaki stuff? Bring it on. The story seems interesting enough ^^
Ghibli productions are always welcome.

Nov 13, 2009 4:43 AM by mirichan00

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