Former Ghibli artist sets out to make his own film

Sinbad: The Magic Lamp and The Moving Castle / 1

Another Studio Ghibli?! Well, not quite. But it’s close enough and I don’t know about you but I’ll take it! Although Ghibli is on a hiatus for now, some of their well-known artists are not.

Speaking of which, Yoshiharu Sato, a former artist on the Ghibli team known for My Neighbor Totoro, is now said to be working on his own animation. Even though it isn’t Miyazaki’s work, it certainly captures his art style entirely.

Sato Work / My Neighbor Totoro

If you’re familiar with Nippon Animation, then good! We’re on the right track. They’re mostly known for things like Hunter x Hunter, and if you’re a huge anime fan like yours truly, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

Well now, Sato and Nippon have teamed up to create a new animated film, Sinbad: The Magic Lamp and The Moving Island.

First things first, it already reminds me of Castle in the Sky. I mean, just by hearing its name. But let’s take a further look at the trailer:

No, it’s not a Studio Ghibli film. But my goodness?! Look at how amazing every aspect of it looks. It almost captures the same art style as well as follows along with the brilliant storylines Miyazaki created.

I know, it’s not the same. And I’m not really sure what to expect out of Studio Ghibli. One thing I can tell you, however, is that I will be 100% satisfied with this until we know.

Sindbad: The Magic Lamp and The Moving IslandĀ is set to premiere January 16th. Will you be watching it?

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You may or may not have seen me dancing around on our YouTube channel. I really love psychology and dissecting shows/film. Also your token anime nerd.