All through the a long time, Studio Ghibli’s grown a passionate fanbase from its run of flicks like My Good friend Totoro and The Story of the Princess Kaguya. Not like its earlier work, the studio’s subsequent movie Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka (or How Do You Dwell?) is famously taking part in its marketing near the vest past one single poster. And now it additionally has one other fascinating trait that separates it from earlier Ghibli movies: it’s coming to IMAX.
Anime News Network reported that How Do You Dwell? can have a number of screenings in numerous codecs, with the much-touted IMAX being amongst them. Past that, the positioning claims that the movie can be viewable in Dolby Atmos, Dolby Cinema (which Ghibli confirmed on Twitter), and DTS:X. At time of writing, this solely applies for the movie’s launch in Japan subsequent week on July 14. An worldwide launch date for the film hasn’t been given, so it’s unclear if it’ll play in IMAX theaters around the globe.
Even so, it’s nonetheless a giant deal in its personal method. Up till this level, earlier Ghibli motion pictures have had normal (and cheaper) screenings throughout their theatrical runs. So bringing the film to IMAX makes it really feel like one thing of an event, which it might be because it’s reportedly the ultimate movie from longtime Ghibli filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki can be engaged on. (Yeah, we’ve heard that before, but it surely’s apparently meant to stay this time.) Hopefully IMAX is within the playing cards for a worldwide launch—given the rising reputation of animated movies from Japan, and the studio’s personal clout, it will positively catch some consideration.
How Do You Dwell? releases in Japan on July 14.
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