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angel_lover



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:54 pm Reply with quote
Is it just me, or does anyone else see something, well, unfortunate about the name Shitateya? Anime smallmouth + sweatdrop

Gotta just love the makkuro kurosuke on the knitwear though.
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.Sy



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:35 pm Reply with quote
I can understand Ghibli merchandise gift shops well enough, and maybe I haven't seen enough Ghbili movies, but is there any correlation between the movies and the clothing? I'm confused. Is Ghibli just opening a shop?
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:44 pm Reply with quote
Wasn't there a time when Miyazaki didn't want Ghibli mass-marketed like Disney?
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angel_lover



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:49 am Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
Wasn't there a time when Miyazaki didn't want Ghibli mass-marketed like Disney?

Yes, I think that's still the case. However, as I'm sure you know, Ghibli relies a lot more on its merchandise than other studios as they don't do much in the way of TV work to give them "run rate" business as a financial base.

It looks to me as though they are trying to strike a balance between maximising revenues without getting too much brand dilution. For example, the Ghibli clothing does include design elements from Ghibli films (like the makkuro kurosuke I mentioned above), but it doesn't use the studio's logo.
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Mishamew



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:55 am Reply with quote
wait, did you say there's a Ghibli's clothing store? Where's the nearest location on the eastern side? New York? Massachusetts? Connecticut? uhm... myu...
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Twage



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:02 am Reply with quote
Who the heck pays upwards of 30,000 yen for this stuff? Some people just have too much money.
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