Ghibli, Earthsea, Melanin

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Studio Ghibli are producing an animated film based on the ‘Wizard of Earthsea’ novels. This is good.

Small rant: Ghibli have never made a bad film and the artwork looks great, but it’s disappointing that once again, Earthsea’s inhabitants have been given the wrong skin colour. Ged’s skin is red-brown in colour. It’s a shame that one of the few ‘classic’ fantasy works with non-caucasian characters is usually illustrated with images of white people.

Link: Anime News Network - Ghibli Announces New Anime