Lexy (yuhee) wrote in aramatheydidnt,

The director who cried retirement Hayao Miyazaki is ready to come back?

After announcing his retirement during a press conference September of last year, is anime legend Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli already making plans for a comeback (to no one's surprise).

On a radio broadcast on New Years Eve, long-time colleague of Hayao Miyazaki and former president of Studio Ghibli Toshio Suzuki spoke of the future of Ghibli hinted at Miyazaki's return. If this is true, this marks the 7th retraction of retirement by Miyzaki.

  1. 1986 after Castle in the Sky

  2. 1992 after Porco Rosso

  3. 1997 after Princess Mononoke

  4. 2001 after Spirited Away

  5. 2004 after Howl's Moving Castle

  6. 2008 after Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea

  7. 2013 after The Wind Rises

But is it all just a marketing ploy so they can slap "Miyazaki's last movie" on every Ghibli movie when it comes out? After almost every film he releases it seems as if he plans on retiring only to come back months later. Animation is not an easy task especially at 72 years old, but it seems as if his passion can't keep him away.

No word on his next film, but just under a month ago Film distributor TOHO announced Studio Ghibli's next film will be an adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's English children's novel classic When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie) due this summer. Hiromasa Yonebayashi is returning to direct his second film after 2010's The Secret World of Arrietty.

Tags: studio ghibli

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