Just after I came back to Japan in May 2005 and following the release of anime band Gorillaz’ second album I tried my hand at drawing manga too and even bought a book on the subject. Sadly the novelty wore off quite quickly. In that time though I found out about the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka and finally a year later I got round to visiting this place. One of the reasons it took so long to get my a*se into gear was that tickets had to be purchased in advance due to the popularity of the place.
I think this place would be great for those with a reasonable interest but with mine long gone I have to say that I didn’t think it was anything really special. The museum colourfully exhibits the process of making animations and we saw an interesting 20 minute anime film on arrival. What I did enjoy and could relate to was the exhibits relating to ‘Wallace and Gromit‘ and ‘Morph’ which was a fairly simple animation which i grew up watching regularly as part of the Childrens BBC ‘Hartbeat’ programme. Very surprised to see this I certainly was.