KiKi Delivery Service. Princess Mononoke. Spirited Away. Any of these titles sound familiar? If so, then I don’t have to tell you about Hayao Miyazaki. The famed anime director boasts an incredible roster of extraordinary films and this is why the world loves him. Of course back in 2013, Miyazaki went into retirement for his own personal reasons. But it is beng reported that he is coming out of retirement to produce a new film for Studio Ghibli.
Toshio Suzuki, a producer at Studio Ghibli, gave a few details about Miyazaki’s new project in a letter he wrote to MovieNatalie (via Anime News Network) and described the film as an Action/Adventure/Fantasy. Suzuki also explained that he undertstood why Miyazaki came out of retirement which was inspired by the birth of his grandson and wanting to leave a legacy behind that he could be proud of.
The film will be titled Kimi-Tachi wa Dō Ikiru Ka (How Do You Live?). It is based on a book written in 1937 by Genzaburō Yoshino about a man named Koperu and his uncle, and through Koperu’s journey to spiritual growth, they learn how to live as human beings. It is expected that the film will take three to four years to make.
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