Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki Retires

The final feature film from Hayao Miyazaki will be “The Wind Rises”, as announced by Koji Hoshino, the President of Studio Ghibli. The announcement was made during a press conference at Italy’s Venice Film Festival, one of the three most prestigious film festivals in the world. Ghibli’s announcement does not rule out the possibility of Miyazaki working on shorter projects or other endeavors.

The Wind Rises has been playing in theaters in Japan since July 20.

The 72-year-old director’s career has spanned over fifty years and includes many celebrated features like:

  • The Castle of Cagliostro
  • NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Spirited Away

And more..

Hopefully we’ll see something new from him outside of the world of feature film direction in the future.

Which of the above mentioned films are known to you? Miyazaki’s works are known to me ever since I started learning music. Really love Spirited Away!


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