If you grew up watching a lot of Studio Ghibli’s films, it’s safe to say you’ve had a great childhood.

But have you ever wondered how the films would look like if they were to be adapted into live-action movies one day?

Well, we might not be getting any live-action remakes anytime soon, but a talented photographer recently made a special project to honour the female leads from nine of Miyazaki’s popular films.

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“Introducing my last project 'Miyazaki's Heroines', a series of 9 different stories recreating the heroines of Hayao Miyazaki's (宮崎 駿, co-founder of Studio Ghibli) films,” Xenia Lau wrote via her Behance account.

“Finding the characters through a more realistic, sincere and personal vision in a contemporary real life.”

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea.
Netizens were impressed with the series of photos inspired by Miyazaki’s films and many praised the photographer for coming up with the concept.

Some of the photos taken were almost as accurate as the scenes from the animated movies, and we absolutely love them!

Princess Monoke
Castle In The Sky.The Secret World of Arrietty
Howl's Moving Castle.
Kiki's Delivery Service
The ever cool Princess Monoke.
The nine films included in Xenia’s project are ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’, ‘Princess Monoke’, ‘My Neighbour Totoro’, ‘Spirited Away’, ‘Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea’, ‘Castle In The Sky’, ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’, ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind’, and ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’.

You can check out the rest of the photos here.