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Studio Ghibli Shares Secret Behind Its Mouth-Watering Animated Dishes
By Izza Sofia, 14 Apr 2021
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Studio Ghibli has revealed the secret sauce behind its delectable animated food in its movies.
If you have found yourself salivating over the delicious onigiris or ramen in the animated films, the studio has explained the secret in a recent Twitter AMA.
Studio Ghibli’s producer Toshio Suzuki explained that each dish—the herring pie, cakes, and mouth-watering honey milk from Ponyo—are inspired by foods enjoyed by animator Hayao Miyazaki himself.
In response to a fan’s question as to why the dishes in the movie look so appetizing, Suzuki said that each dish was created by Miyazaki himself.
Food has always been a huge part of Studio Ghibli, so much so that the studio held an exhibition titled Delicious! Animated Memorable Meals! back in 2017.
The exhibition showed fans how it used meals to express happiness and joy in the movies.
“Achieving dramatic effect and creating delicious-looking meals and characters enjoying them – their expressions and gestures – comes from the power of finely detailed drawing. Food that is still warm, that looks soft and tender, with the wonderful flavor showing on the faces of those eating them – these scenes of meals are appealing and charming,” according to its website.
Q:ジブリ作品に登場するご飯はいつも美味しそうですが、なぜですか？ 鈴木:すべて宮さんが実際に自分で作ったことのある料理ばかりだからです。— スタジオジブリ STUDIO GHIBLI (@JP_GHIBLI) April 2, 2021
[via HYPEBEAST, cover image via IMDb]
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