Disney fans have Disneyland. Harry Potter fans have The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and even fans of Astérix and Obelix have got their own theme park in France. So where do fans of Studio Ghibli get their high-octane thrills?
Well, they could always visit the Ghibli Museum in Japan, although a fan has created a more exciting alternative. The catch? It currently only exists on paper and the hearts of Ghibli fans worldwide.
A Twitter user, Takumi, recently posted up a map of his version of 'Tokyo Ghibliland', and it has everything fans of Hayao Miyazaki would want. Check it out below:
All the major Studio Ghibli films are represented, including:
Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and Totoro
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky and Kiki's Delivery Service
Howl's Moving Castle, Tales From Earthsea and more Castle in the Sky
The park even features a cat monorail, an obvious reference to the cat bus which features in Totoro. If you want to remind yourself of that Miyazaki creation, check out the video below:
As I mentioned above, this isn't a serious plan for a Studio Ghibli theme park, which might upset some. However, Miyazaki is in retirement now, and everyone needs a project, right? Perhaps we can persuade him to get building?