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Former members of Studio Ghibli produced a short film for the Olympics

A dream team within the Japanese animation industry, best known for their work at Studio Ghibli, will release an Olympic Games-inspired anime short on July 23 in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee.
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The short film, Tomorrow’s Leaves, was directed by Yoshiyuki Momose (writer of Hotaru no Haka (Grave of the Fireflies), director of Ni no Kuni) at Studio Ponoc and will be published online on the scheduled date.


Tomorrow’s Leaves will also be screened at the United Cinema Toyosu in Tokyo from July 23 to 29, the first week of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The film will then have a permanent exhibition at the Swiss Olympic Museum and will be shown in upcoming Summer and Winter Olympics.

Joining director Yoshiyuki Momose was producer and founder of Studio Ponoc, Yoshiaki Nishimura (Omoide no Marnie (When Marnie Was There), Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya), Mary to Majo no Hana (Mary and the Witch’s Flower) and composer Takatsugu Muramatsu (Omoide no Marnie (When Marnie Was There), Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta (Lu Over the Wall), Mary to Majo no Hana (Mary and the Witch’s Flower). Tomorrow’s Leaves is inspired by the spirit of the Olympic Games and lasts 8 minutes and 27 seconds.

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