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Benelic releases new items to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Studio Ghibli's 'Spirited Away'

Written by: Gabriel Castillo

Published on: August 6, 2021 at 8:33 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The 20th Anniversary Celebration Continues
The 20th Anniversary Celebration Continues | PHOTO COURTESY: ©Studio Ghibli

Benelic Co., Ltd., the company in charge of official Studio Ghibli merchandise, has released new items to commemorate 20 years since the theatrical release of "Spirited Away". First, a life-sized version of Boh and Yubaba’s bird after their transformation which goes for 4,950 yen. Second, Spirited Away Konpeito candy purses with three designs for 1,100 yen each. Lastly, a squishy, hand-held version of iconic character No-Face for 1,210 yen. All items will be available starting August 7 in Donguri Republic stores and online via Sora no Ue.

Freebies for large purchases
Freebies for Large Purchases | PHOTO COURTESY: ©Studio Ghibli

Starting Saturday, customers who amass a bill over 4,000 yen will receive an extra commemorative item of their choosing. The first option is a good old hand-powered fan with a No-Face design that helps you beat the summer heat in Ghibli style. The second option is a roll of masking tape replicating tickets Sen used to ride the one-way train heading toward Swamp Bottom; a treat for stationery lovers. These freebies are only available until supplies last!

The three-dimensional figure captures the size and pudginess of Boh’s mouse form as well as Yubaba’s loyal bird in its small crow-like-fly-like form sitting atop the transformed infant. Its size, W100 x H70 x D100 (mm), is perfect for taking photos to recreate scenes or for display on your table.

Boh and Yubaba's Bird
Boh and Yubaba's Bird | PHOTO COURTESY: ©Studio Ghibli

Three types of Spirited Away themed candy pouches containing Konpeito candy are available. The first design has Otori-san — the duckling-like creatures in the bathhouse — as the centerpiece surrounded by different food from the film while he feasts on konpeito; this option comes with pine and lemon-flavored candy. Another design focuses on Yubaba, the film’s main antagonist, with various jewels floating around; this pouch comes with grape and lemon-flavored candy. The last design features the iconic Bathhouse from the film with No-Face in the foreground which comes with cider and lemon-flavored candy.

Candy Pouch Designs
Candy Pouch Designs | PHOTO COURTESY: ©Studio Ghibli