Announcement regarding second instalment of Marubeni Group corporate image animation produced by Studio Ghibli, Inc.

Jun. 23. 2016
Marubeni Corporation

The Marubeni Group, together with Studio Ghibli, Inc. (“Studio Ghibli”), has produced a series of animations to convey its corporate image as a group that contributes to regional economies and society. This is the second instalment following the animation that was announced on March, 2016.


This time, the animation shows the hare and the frog from the first instalment helping each other while their animal friends look on in amusement. As with the previous instalment, this is a new Studio Ghibli production in which Mr. Katsuya Kondo, who worked as the supervising animator on Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, produced the illustrations and composition. The accompanying music was composed and performed by leading Japanese pianist, Mr. Nobuyuki Tsujii.


From its foundation in 1858 to the present, the Marubeni Group has aimed to contribute to regional economies and society through its diverse business activities. Underlying this commitment is the unchanging spirit of its employees to play a part in building a prosperous society and enriching the lives of people.


To make someone in the world happy and to further enrich society, the Marubeni Group aims to become a true global company that contributes to both regional economies and society.