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Japan’s Oldest “Manga” Gains Ghibli Adaptation

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A series of picture scrolls created in the 12th century (regarded as Japan’s oldest “manga”) has served as the subject of Studio Ghibli’s latest animated short, featuring a plethora of cute animals that will no doubt cause many to have greater respect for the ancient era and its centuries old moe.

Studio Ghibli’s interpretation of “Choju Jinbutsu Giga”:

Studio Ghibli’s previous animation on the picture scroll series:

Considering the length of the “manga,” it is entirely possible that more animations may yet surface.

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