Famous Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki is working on a new movie. So his retirement seems to be postponed again. Junichi Nishioka, the head of the Japanese Ghibli studio, said this in an interview with CBC News, according to The Verge.
“Other people say that [The Boy and the Heron] might be his last film, but he doesn’t feel that way at all,” he said. “He is currently working on ideas for a new film. He comes into his office every day and does that. This time, he’s not going to announce his retirement at all. He’s continuing working just as he has always done.”
It is noteworthy that Hayao Miyazaki has repeatedly announced his intentions to retire, but has postponed them each time. For example, he announced such plans in 1997. At that time, he was preparing to retire after the release of Princess Mononoke. In 2001, the director said he would retire after the release of Gone with the Wind, and in 2013 he was going to do so after the release of The Wind Grows Stronger.
Hayao Miyazaki is the co-founder of Studio Ghibli and its director from 2005 to 2014. He is considered one of the most famous Japanese animation directors in the world. Hayao Miyazaki is the winner of numerous awards. In 2003, his work Spirited Away won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.