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As You May Have Suspected, Guillermo del Toro’s House Includes A ‘Manga/Anime Cabin’

Thompson July 4, 2018 July 4th, 2018

It’s tempting to start this post off by saying something like “Guillermo del Toro is just like us.” Doing so would be both extremely trite and inaccurate, of course. Del Toro is one of the most celebrated filmmakers of his generation, and recently scored a Best Picture Oscar for The Shape Of Water. The odds that anyone reading this can claim equal or similar achievements are, at best, minuscule. You, dear reader, have almost certainly never won an Oscar for Best Picture. (Congrats if you have, tho.)

But contrary to what his movies might indicate, del Toro lives on the same planet as the rest of us. So when he got tons of money, he did what a lot of us would do with tons of money; Get a big crazy house and devote a big chunk of it to displaying his totally rad manga and anime-related memorabilia.

The Pan’s Labyrinth/Hellboy visionary tweeted out some photos of what he calls his “Manga/Anime Cabin” last week, and AV Club put together a helpful roundup…

Now, del Toro’s manga/anime cabin isn’t strictly devoted to contemporary Japanese sci-fi/fantasy lore. Decorations include a life-size statue of The Faun from Pan’s Labyrinth, a Thriller-era Michael Jackson doll, and my scan indicates at least three Futurama toys: Bender, Calculon, and Kif, respectively. But the sheer volume of the director’s manga collection is a sight to behold. It’s interesting stuff mostly because it’s a famous person’s stuff, but this particular library would indicate an impressive, if less interesting, devotion to the genre regardless of who it belonged to.

Here’s part 2 and part 3 for anyone who’s interested.

In other Guillermo del Toro Twitter-related news, it appears Air Canada kinda fucked up his trip to Paris when they lost a bag containing a four-volume set of Anton Chekhov short stories. He’s not happy about the situation, but frankly, he’s taking it better than the average person would.

via AV Club