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Elden Ring Reimagined As A Studio Ghibli Production




Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki has admitted to drawing inspiration from many sources, including Games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Elder Scrolls series, and The Witcher 3. George R. R. Martin has admitted to finding inspiration from the likes of Shakespeare, Tolkien, and Stan Lee. At no point did either of these Elden Ring creators mention Studio Ghibli, makers of such fantastic films as Whisper of the Grave of the Fireflies, Ponyo, and The Wind Rises. Which is fair, as none of Studio Ghibli's films featured a lake of rot.

But it seems easy to imagine a version of the Lands Between that's a little more forgiving, has bigger eyes, and a moral that doesn't involve killing an entire lineage of demigods. And we have Brooke (Reddit user Expensive-Peak2470) to thank for giving us a tiny peek into this alternate version of Elden Ring.

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"I’ve been drawing scenes and characters from Elden Ring reimagined as Ghibli movies and I thought y’all might enjoy!" Brooke wrote on a Reddit post that has since received over 6,500 upvotes. She also posted three pictures she drew, including one of Ranni and Blaidd, one of Siofra River, and one of the Blade of Miquella.

Ghibli Elden Ring Blaidd and Ranni via Expensive-Peak2470
via Expensive-Peak2470 on Reddit

It also seems like she progressed through Studio Ghibli's styles in her images. Blaidd and Ranni have a definite Kiki's Delivery Service kinda vibe, while Siofra River almost looks like the magic forest from My Neighbor Totoro. That intense glare definitely reminds me of Princess Mononoke's determination to rid the forest of miners.

Ghibli Siofra River Elden Ring via Expensive-Peak2470
via Expensive-Peak2470 on Reddit

We should note that Brooke actually gave Malenia eyes in her image, something she doesn't actually have in-Game. But it's hard to make a Ghibli-fied version of Malenia without big, expressive eyes. She told a fan that she debated whether to make those eyes red or gold, but settled on red.

Ghibli Elden Ring Malenia via Expensive-Peak2470
via Expensive-Peak2470 on Reddit

She also asked fans for ideas on her next Ghibli-style Elden Ring post, with one user suggesting Melina offering to turn runes into strength at the site of grace. Brooked "loved that idea," and so she drew it a few days later in the style of Howl's Moving Castle.

Ghibli Elden Ring Milenna Runes Into Strength via Expensive-Peak2470
via Expensive-Peak2470 on Reddit

Wanna see Elden Ring's demigods re-enacting Simpson's scenes? We got you fam.

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