Japan's Aichi Tourism Bureau Releases Promotional Ad For Ghibli Park Now Opening In November 2022


The Aichi Tourism Bureau has released a new promotional ad on its YouTube channel entitled "Play Along With The Wind". The ad, which is structured like a short film with nods to Studio Ghibli's thematic tropes was produced in collaboration with the famed studio to promote the forthcoming opening of the long-planned Ghibli Park, the amusement park dedicated to Studio Ghibli's franchises and characters that is now slated for opening on November 1st, 2022. The promotional short is embedded below, followed by the behind-the-scenes video:


Play Along With The Wind – English


Behind The Scenes – Japanese



This work recounts the story of a girl who finds a print of a feather in a bag left behind by a traveler in the woods as a powerful wind suddenly picks up in the corner of her eye. As the girl chases down this wind, she runs through various spots in Aichi Prefecture and eventually finds the feather in the home of Satsuki and Mei… This is the story of a girl’s breathless adventure as she runs with the wind that is carrying the feather.


Cast and Staff

  • Director: Ryutaro Nakagawa

  • Video Director: Ussiy

  • Music: Taisei Iwasaki

  • Performer: Rara Sonohara (EXPG STUDIO)

  • Producer: Tomohiko Ishii

  • Planning/Lettering: Toshio Suzuki

  • Film Production: Studio Ghibli

  • Production: Aichi Prefectural Government


SOURCE: Aichi Tourism Board on YouTube


Source: Crunchyroll


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