Fan mashes up Studio Ghibli characters with real life


Whenever we’re waiting at a bus or train stop, we can’t help but think of how delightful it would be to find Totoro standing next to us. 

And apparently we’re not alone. A dedicated Studio Ghibli fan has created a magical video combining the characters we love with real-world settings.

Doesn’t seeing Catbus gallop across a meadow and Howl’s Moving Castle skitter over a hillside fill your heart with joy? Watch the video closely and you’ll see characters from lots of Studio Ghibli’s beloved movies, from Porco Rosso to Princess Mononoke. 

You can get a behind-the-scenes look at how the fan filmmaker, who goes by the handle Kojer, put the film together in the video below. 

Sarah Weber

Sarah Weber

Sarah Weber is the former editor of Daily Dot’s Parsec section, where she wrote about geek culture. She previously worked as a reporter and editor at community newspapers in the Midwest and was recognized by the Ohio Associated Press for news reporting.