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I Used AI To Build Non-Animated Versions Of Studio Ghibli Characters And They're All So Beautiful

Haku was surprisingly hard to generate...

If you're anything like me, you grew up watching Studio Ghibli movies: wishing you could live in Kiki's town, becoming absolutely convinced that your parents were going to turn into pigs, and *maybe* developing a crush on Howl. Since Ghibli is known for its distinctive animation style, I wanted to see how their characters would look in a more photorealistic style.

Nausicaä from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Pazu from Castle in the Sky (1986)

Sheeta from Castle in the Sky (1986)

The Kusakabe Sisters from My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Kiki from Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

Tombo from Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

Ashitaka from Princess Mononoke (1997)

San from Princess Mononoke (1997)

Chihiro from Spirited Away (2001)

Haku from Spirited Away (2001)

Sophie Hatter from Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Sophie Hatter from Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Howl from Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Ponyo from Ponyo (2008)

Sōsuke from Ponyo (2008)

Thoughts? Any other characters you'd like to see? Let me know in the comments section below!