Famous anime director Hayao Miyazaki has revealed that he is retiring once again to make a feature-length animated film.
In an interview with the New York Times, Miyazaki did not give many details about the film, but said it was based on Genzaburo Yoshino’s 1937 book. How do you live? The story follows a teenage boy in Tokyo who moves with his uncle after the death of his father. The novel is said to be one of the director’s favorites.
Miyazaki did not confirm whether the film would have the same name as the book, but when asked why he was returning to direct the film, he simply replied “Because I wanted to”. Studio Ghibli co-founder and producer Toshio Suzuki described the new film as a “large-scale fantasy”.
Miyazaki has retired several times throughout his career, the first being in the late 1990s. However, a year later he returned to direct the 2002 Academy Award-winning film Studio Ghibli. Spirited Away. His last film was the film of World War II in 2013, The wind is getting stronger, a novel biographical film about Japanese aviator Jiro Horikoshi, the A6M fighter jet he created.
The director did not give more details about his new film, but more information will be announced soon.
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