Studio Ghibli animation “Pom Poko” is getting a Zavvi exclusive Steelbook release in October

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Zavvi’s range of Studio Ghibli steelbooks is getting a new addition, with Pom Poko due for release on October 28th.

Pre-orders will be live from around 6pm on Sunday 11th August, so ignore the ‘sold out’ button before then.

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As civilisation draws ever nearer to their idyllic forest home, a group of mischievous Japanese tanuki racoons try to scare humans away. But they soon discover that man is not their only rivals in the struggle for their age-old territory. Released in 1994 as the Japanese economy slumped, but looking back to the sixties construction boom in Tokyo’s Tama Hills, Pom Poko questions the money-grabbing ethics of yuppie Japan, and mourns the loss of the countryside. Drawing on Japanese myths and legends, writer and director Isao Takahata presents a satirical view of woodland spirits using every available magical ruse to take on modern developers: including transformations, sabotage and trickery. Pomo Poko is a unique winow into Japanese folklore, a comedy of modern failings, and a elegiac tale of unlikely heroes fighting insurmountable odds.

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  1. Tomasz says:

    When will we finally get “Final Fantasy – The Spirits Within”?

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