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Ghibli Offers Expanded Collection of Shorts on Blu-ray Disc

posted on by Alex Mateo
Among 33 shorts, 'On Your Mark' short has English track

Walt Disney Japan announced on Wednesday that it is releasing Ghibli ga Ippai Special Short Short 1992-2016, a collection of Studio Ghibli shorts, on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on July 17. This is an expanded version of the out-of-print Ghibli ga Ippai Special Short Short DVD collection, which shipped in 2005. The new collection includes the original release's 22 shorts and an additional 11 shorts for a total of 33 Studio Ghibli shorts. The Blu-ray Disc and DVD will also include an English audio track for "On Your Mark," the music video of a song by the duo Chage and Aska.

The collection includes the following shorts: (* denotes short added to collection's new release)

  • Ponyo Ticket Sale Announcement Spot*
  • Yomiuri Shimbun Company Commercial Fūsen Gum-suke*
  • Yui Aragaki's "piece" Music Video*
  • Nisshin Seifun Group Company Commercial "Konyara"*
  • MS&AD Holdings The Secret World of Arietty Collaboration Commercial*
  • Doctor Playing a Flute*
  • Kyukkyu no Daibōken*
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment's Taiko no Tatsujin 15th Anniversary Commemoration Animation*
  • Marubeni Power Company "Chōjū Giga"*
  • Ito En Web Animation "Tonari no Onigiri-kun" (My Neighbor Onigiri-kun)*
  • House Foods "Ouchi de Taberō" (Let's Eat at Your House) Series Commercial "Niwa no Chigusa" Version*
  • "Sora Iro no Tane" (The Sky-Colored Seed)
  • "Nandarou" (What is it?)
  • "On Your Mark"
  • "Studio Ghibli Gengaten" (Original Image Exhibition) TV Spot
  • Grave of the Fireflies Friday Road Show Broadcast Announcement Spot
  • Friday Road Show Opening
  • Online Shopping Mall "Shop-One" Announcement Spot
  • Asahi Soft Drinks "Munecha" Commercial
  • Ghibli Museum Ticket Sale Announcement Spot
  • LAWSON Spirited Away Ticket Sale Announcement Spot
  • LAWSON Spirited Away DVD Sale Announcement Spot
  • House Foods The Cat Returns Campaign Commercial
  • Resona Bank Company Commercial
  • House Foods "Ouchi de Taberō" (Let's Eat at Your House) Series Commercial Summer Version
  • House Foods "Ouchi de Taberō" (Let's Eat at Your House) Series Commercial Winter Version
  • KNB Yume Deji Promotional Spot
  • Yomiuri Shimbun Company Commercial Kawaraban
  • Yomiuri Shimbun Company Commercial Dore Dore Hikkōshi
  • Meiko Haigō's "Dore Dore no Uta" Music Video
  • Capsule's "Portable Kuukou" (Portable Airport) Music Video
  • Capsule's "Space Station No. 9" Music Video
  • Capsule's "Sora Tobu Toshi Keikaku" (A Flying City Plan) Music Video

Studio Ghibli distributed a bonus disc in 2014 with the anime short "On Your Mark" for free, to buyers of the Miyazaki Hayao Kantoku Sakuhin-shū (The Collected Works of Director Hayao Miyazaki) Blu-ray Disc and DVD boxes. Walt Disney Studios Japan had planned to include "On Your Mark" in the original June release of these Blu-ray Disc/DVD boxes. However, after Aska (Shigeaki Miyazaki) was arrested for drug possession in May 2014, Walt Disney Studios Japan delayed the boxes to July 2014 and removed "On Your Mark" from them. Walt Disney Studios Japan also pulled the original 2005 Ghibli ga Ippai Special Short Short DVD collection from retail release at the same time.

Sources: AV Watch, Amazon

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