When news of a new Studio Ghibli theme park
opening in Japan's Aichi Prefecture
was announced in early summer 2019, fans around the world (and on the Japankuru team) rejoiced. The much-beloved anime studio is a favorite of many travelers visiting Japan, and tickets to Tokyo's Ghibli Museum
(soon reopening after closing for COVID-19
) sell out within minutes every month. So the prospect of an entire theme park themed around the many worlds created by Studio Ghibli is almost too much to handle―especially after seeing the gorgeous concept art for the new facility, full of intricate detail and color.
But after the 2019 announcement, not very much had been specifically announced to the public regarding the park's development, and with the outbreak of coronavirus putting many plans on hold in Japan, some of us weren't sure where the Ghibli Park stood in terms of delays.