Ghibli: Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement will have to wait

News culture Ghibli: Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement will have to wait

Published on 11/24/2021 7:43 PM

Partly responsible for the popularization of Japanese animation around the world, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki has chosen to wait a little longer before actually retiring. In question ? The production of an ultimate film for Ghibli.

One last movie and then go?

Hayao Myazaki, to whom we owe in particular Princess Mononoke, Porco Rosso, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totori or The wind picks up, obviously has trouble ending his career. Already in 2013, the creator had announced that he was quitting, to finally come back three years later and release Boro the little caterpillar, a short film preparing the ground for his final production. This is called How do you live?, and is adapted from a novel by Genzaburo Yoshino, published in the late 1930s.

In production for four years, the feature film, billed as “large-scale fantasy” is still quite a mystery for the moment, and no release date has yet been announced. However, we know, like the Ecran Large report, that we should follow the adventure of a teenager mourning his father in Tokyo. But once he’s out, it should be time for 80-year-old Miyazaki, to really retire. In any case, that’s what he himself said in the New York Times not long ago.

However, we should not be in too much of a hurry, since the son of the creator, Goro, declared at the beginning of the year that his father walked at his own pace, without pressure. Remember, moreover, that Miyazaki has co-founded Studio Ghibli in 1965 alongside Toshio Suzuki and Isao Takhata. If you want to see the different films of the studio, you will need go through netflix, which acquired the broadcasting rights in Europe. Americans, on the other hand, must go through HBO Max.

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