Just in time for the holidays, Donguri—the official Studio Ghibli store—is releasing a line of goods inspired by Whisper of the Heart!
The line is inspired by Atelier Chikyuya, the store that serves as the setting for much of the film. All the goods in this collection feature imagery from the store and its unique goods, and are designed with seasonal gift-giving in mind.
Pick up a pair of mugs and pottery coasters:
An antique-style clock:
A watch in two different styles:
And—of course—your very own Baron Humbert von Gikkingen, awaiting the return of his beloved Louise:
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If you’re looking for something a little smaller, there’s also a series of blind box minifigures—eight in all:
If you purchase the full boxed set of figures, you’ll receive an exclusive figure of shop owner Shirō Nishi (while supplies last):
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The full lineup is currently listed on the Donguri website, and the goods are on sale starting today.
Whisper of the Heart (released in Japan as Mimi o Sumaseba) is based on the 1989 manga of the same name by Aoi Hiiragi. The film, directed by Yoshifumi Kondō and written by Hayao Miyazaki, premiered in 1995. The romantic drama follows a pair of teenagers pursuing their dreams—one as a writer, the other learning to make violins—while meeting at an antique shop. It also inspired the 2002 spinoff, The Cat Returns.
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