Studio Ghibli was founded 34 years ago and since then it has cemented itself as one of the best animation film studios in the business. Princess Mononoke (1997), My Neighbor Totoro (1998), Spirited Away (2001), and other movies it produced became instant classics, winning numerous awards and, most importantly, touching hearts all over the world.

As a thank you for everything the studio has done, Twitter user Kadeart challenged the Internet to redraw its famous characters in their own style. And people delivered. They've been sharing their fanart under the hashtag #GhibliRedraw, and some of them are so good, even the studio's icon Hayao Miyazaki would probably approve them.

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fro_st puppy
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2 years ago

wow i love this so much. very talented artist. so different yet similar

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One of the reasons why these characters are so compelling is depth. As Roger Ebert put it, many directors pitch their movies at 10-year-olds and claim they are for the "whole family" while Miyazaki makes a movie that adults found fascinating at the Berlin, Telluride, and Toronto festivals and claims it is for 10-year-olds. Of course, Miyazaki isn't the only one who's responsible for Studio Ghibli characters, but this explanation perfectly describes the filmmakers' approach.

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Sabse
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2 years ago

Awwwww

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'Complexity' applies to Ghibli movie narratives as well. You can watch its movie over and over again and still not fully get it. And the fact that studio representatives give very few articles or agree to so little articles only adds to the mystery surrounding it. There's even a thing called "The Curse of Ghibli", a theory amongst Japanese financial traders, implying that Studio Ghibli is somehow hexed and can damage the stock and currency markets. Apparently, whenever a Ghibli movie airs in the country, bad things happen. They say some traders and investors pay attention to TV schedules for this reason.

Whatever the case might be, we may never really know everything about our beloved Ghibli characters. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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fro_st puppy
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2 years ago

oh i love this movie! its an amazing picture well done. Baron and Haru!

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Lavender
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1 year ago

Woahhhhh this looks so cool!

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Misfit Human
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2 years ago

He's hot.

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Lisa loves cats
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2 years ago

Aww she’s cute everybody is saying that she’s being “sexified” but to me it just looks like a cutie

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fro_st puppy
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2 years ago

it would be a good game if they made it into one

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Zoe's Mom
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2 years ago

I like the movement with this one.

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Ro Bird
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2 years ago

She's not meant to be pretty. That's a big part of the story.

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Pillowhead
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2 years ago

lol Ichigo

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JessG
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2 years ago

I can't tell if this is the original or the re-draw

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Lisa loves cats
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2 years ago

That’s gorgeous!!!!

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Monday
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2 years ago

Really pretty but the emotion on her face changed completely

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D. Pitbull
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2 years ago

Yup. now... I am SERIOUSLY hungry ... omg... I want to eat the monitor... I can... almost taste.. the chashu... - no, seriously... I am going to go make some ramen now... damnit.

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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2 years ago

Gorgeous- I love the level of detail and the colours in this piece.

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D. Pitbull
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2 years ago

YAS!!! I love these guys. I have no idea what they are - giant chick-duck-yellow... I have a plushie of them. So vibrant 'n' shiny in the redraw :D

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Phoebe
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2 years ago

YaY ONE FROM PONYO

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Princess Procrastination
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1 year ago

Cute!

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Orionpax75
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2 years ago

Looks a bit Disney ish... I love it

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Nicole Tomme
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2 years ago

Love how the lacquer shines on the bento box.

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Lisa loves cats
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2 years ago

Awwwww the lil totoro mug!

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Zoe's Mom
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2 years ago

I like the emotion on the original much, much better.

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hobbitly
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2 years ago

This one is cute, would totally fit in a childrens book

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Esca Sav
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2 years ago

... I... I kind of want to see an adaptation of these movies in this style...

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SirPatTheCat
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2 years ago

Omg is that a traditional watercolor?! It's so clean even though that looks like rough or hot press?! I'm very impressed (I usually work with markers or digital and have just started trying out watercolor; am not very good at brush control)

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hobbitly
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2 years ago

OMG there is a little bulbasaur!

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Zoe's Mom
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2 years ago

Really like this one.

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Xavier Wescott
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2 years ago

yum indeed!

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SirPatTheCat
Community Member
2 years ago

I like the lighting they chose! It's very dream-like

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Pillowhead
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2 years ago

OMG the redraw could be Alucard's cousin

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Esca Sav
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2 years ago

I don't know about you guys, but it looks like Sasuke forgot what show he was in

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Up All Night
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2 years ago

the cutie style

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Orionpax75
Community Member
2 years ago

Interesting hmmm cool

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