Hayao Miyazaki returns from retirement to direct a new Studio Ghibli film

Andrea Zamora

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The director will go behind the scenes of the adaptation of the book ‘How Do You Live?’ written by Genzaburō Yoshino.

Hayao Miyazaki returns from retirement to direct a new Studio Ghibli film. Has been the medium New York Times the one who has confirmed that the maker of titles as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, My neighbor totoro and Princess mononoke returns with a new animation title.

Miyazaki’s new project as director is a adaptation of the 1937 book How Do You Live? From the writer Genzaburō Yoshino. According to the aforementioned medium, this film will be the last that Miyazaki makes as a director.

The producer and co-founder of Studio Ghibli Toshio Suzuki has acknowledged that Miyazaki’s return was not believed when he told him. “¡Dame a breath!”, Suzuki recalled that it was his reaction when the director communicated his desire to direct another film. The producer, however, realized that the film had to be made when Miyazaki told him about it. “The goal of Studio Ghibli is to make Miyazaki movies”Suzuki said.

How Do You Live? is a ‘coming-of-age’ story of a 15-year-old boy nicknamed Koperu who lives in Tokyo (Japan) with his uncle. Suzuki has described the Miyazaki adaptation as “a large-scale fantasy”.

Thus, How Do You Live? will be Miyazaki’s new project after The wind picks up, a film that hit theaters in 2014. Five years earlier, in 2009, the director released Ponyo en el clima.

The last film made by Studio Ghibli was Earwig and the witch. The film is directed by the director’s son: Gorō Miyazaki. Unlike the rest of the studio’s titles, this movie was created through 3d animation.

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