So wonderful to see that Studio Ghibli is still outputting some animations to this day. It gives hope that they have not totally disbanded yet, and that someday they will return to making more of their critically-acclaimed feature-length anime movies.
—via Fubiz magazine: “When Ghibli Studio Gives Life to the Oldest Manga in the History”.
Further details on this animation project, from the Marubeni Company corporate website:
“Make Someone In the World Happy” — The Marubeni Group, together with Studio Ghibli, Inc. (“Studio Ghibli”), has produced an animation to convey its corporate image as a group that contributes to regional economies and society.
The Marubeni Group has now expressed this corporate image as an animation utilizing the world view held by Studio Ghibli. Adopting the motif of what is said to be Japan’s oldest manga, “Choju Jinbutsu Giga (Scrolls of Frolicking Animals and Humans)”, the animation tells the story of mutual compassion and cooperation between a hare and a frog set against an old Japanese backdrop.