Studio Ghibli’s new Nostalgic Piggy Bank series adds anime magic to your savings

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

“Trust us! We will guard your money!”

Japanese retail chain Donguri Kyowakoku (“Acorn Republic”) always has us reaching into our wallets to purchase their gorgeous licensed Ghibli merchandise, but this month, they’re tempting us with a range that’s designed to help us save money too.

Called “Natsukashi Chokinbako” (“Nostalgic Piggy Banks“), each item in the new collection features glossy, rounded designs reminiscent of retro goods from the ’70s and ’80s.

The characters in the range hail from three of the animation studio’s most popular movies, with two familiar faces from each movie. The My Neighbour Totoro Nostalgic

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