Studio Ghibli comes to Her Universe!

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Actress and Her Universe Founder, Ashley Eckstein, Acts and Designs Merchandise for Studio Ghibli

The Voice of Star Wars Ahsoka Tano has been cast in the English language version of the classic Studio Ghibli film, Only Yesterday, to celebrate its 25th anniversary

Gkids has acquired North American rights from Studio Ghibli for Isao Takahata’s classic film Only Yesterday. An English-language version is being produced by Studio Ghibli with the cast to include Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Ashley Eckstein (Her Universe, Star Wars Rebels) and Alison Fernandez (Orange is the New Black). The film will hit theaters in 2016 to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Eckstein is no stranger to Studio Ghibli as her groundbreaking fangirl apparel company, Her Universe, has been designing and producing Studio Ghibli merchandise exclusively for Hot Topic.

About Her Universe
Her Universe was launched in 2010 by actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein and The Araca Group, a leading theatrical production and brand management company. Ashley and Araca created Her Universe to address the expanding market of female sci-fi and fantasy fans. They entered their first agreement with Lucas Licensing to develop and produce a line of female-centeredStar Wars apparel and accessories. The success of that line was followed up with a collection for BBC Worldwide for Doctor Who, CBS Consumer Products for Star Trek, AMC for The Walking Dead, Nerdist Industries, Marvel, Hasbro for Transformers and Studio Ghibli. You can learn more about Her Universe and purchase the current line of fangirl apparel and accessories by going to and by following Eckstein & Her Universe on Facebook ( Twitter (, Pinterest ( and YouTube(

An English-language version of Isao Takahata’s classic 1991 film Only Yesterdayis being produced by Studio Ghibli with the cast to include Daisy Ridley, Dev Patel, Ashley Eckstein and Alison Fernandez.
Actress Ashley Eckstein, who’s company, Her Universe, has been designing and producing merchandise for Studio Ghibli, has been cast as one of the voice talent for the English-language version of the Studio Ghibli classic film, Only Yesterday.


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