Ever watch a Studio Ghibli film and be jealous of the deliciously animated, mouth-watering foods? This one fan made them a reality.
Instagram user @en93kitchen has done their best to not only recreate some of the most famous dishes from Studio Ghibli's films, but also the dishes and tableware within.
Such dishes includes the ham and egg ramen bowl from Ponyo, Kiki's emblematic chocolate cake from Kiki's Delivery Service, and the bento box Satsuki makes in My Neighbor Totoro:
The recreations just don't cover the more popular films, but even more obscure movies like Hayao Miyazaki's debut film for the studio, Lupin the III: Castle of Cagliostro and its huge pile of spaghetti:
Not only does @en93kitchen recreate dishes from Studio Ghibli films, but they also make references to other anime films like Makoto Shinkai's Your Name. You should check out their profile for not only other salivating art, but original food pieces as well. It's definitely a better option than to dream of food you'll never be able to actually eat.
Studio Ghibli is a prolific animation studio in the anime scene. Not only have eight of its anime films gone on to be part of Japan's fifteen highest grossing anime films, it's most notable release, Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away has grossed over $290 million USD worldwide.
The studio's mascot is Totoro, from 1998's My Neighbor Totoro, and is one of the most popular characters in Japanese animation. It went on to be the start of Hayao Miyazaki's larger success in cinema. My Neighbor Totoro was received well by critics during its initial release, and has gotten a strong cult following in the years after. You can often find Totoro making small cameos in Studio Ghibli's other works since its release.
Makoto Shinkai's Your Name was released in 2016 and told the story of a young boy and girl switch bodies. Toho's film received all around critical acclaim, and was a major commercial success. It's now the fourth highest grossing film of all time in Japan, the seventh highest animated film, the fifth highest non-English film, and the highest grossing anime film worlwide.
What do you think of these animated foods becoming reality? Are you hungry? Talk to me @Valdezlogy.