Today I visited a store I’d been wanting to go to for a long time… “Ani Land” in COEX, Seoul’s biggest mall. Ani Land carries collectibles from Studio Ghibli, a Japanese animation company with a cult following. Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Howl’s Moving Castle are all my favourite Ghibli films.
Outside of the store…
Everything was SO expensive though! I was really disappointed. Even the keychains cost upwards of $15. Everything was imported from Japan.
The photos are poor quality because I’m still not 100% comfortable taking pictures inside specialty shops like this. I forget that I’m in Asia, where it’s okay to do that. In Canada the manager will usually have a hissy fit – buy something or get out.
Lots of figurines… Spirited Away on the far right
Stupid expensive stuffed animals. I wanted a stuffed Gigi (the black cat) from Kiki’s Delivery Service, but the smallest one was $13; the regular one was $30. Just couldn’t justify it.
Not Ghibli related, but still cute!
Giant Totoro in the window
More Totoro stuff
A giant beer in the movie theatre lobby as I was walking out of the Ghibli store
Finished my shopping trip with an udon + sushi set. Ready 5 mins after I ordered, not bad.
….And a Totoro one for a fellow Ghibli-obsessesd girlfriend back home