During a memorial event for Natsume Soseki at the Waseda University in Tokyo, Academy Award-winning anime director, Hayao Miyazaki, has revealed new details on his “final movie.” According to Miyazaki, the title of his new movie is “Kimi-tachi wa Dou Ikiru ka” (How Do You Live?).
The movie’s title comes from Genzaburou Yoshino’s 1937 masterpiece novel of the same name. Miyazaki explains that the book’s title plays an important role for the movie’s protagonist. As for the book itself, it centers on a man named Koperu and his uncle, as well as his own personal and spiritual growth.
In a statement, Miyazaki reveals that he plans to release the movie 3-4 years from now. Previously, Miyazaki suggested that the movie could be done by 2019, just before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. However, Ghibli producer, Toshio Suzuki, has stated that it would be impossible, as Miyazaki has only done 20 minutes worth of storyboards at that time.
During an NHK TV special, the legendary Ghibli director, who has retired from directing feature-length movies, has announced his plans to return. Hopefully, we can get a new Oscar run for the great director, who is also the only anime director from Japan to ever win an Academy Award.
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