An amazing holiday gift was given to Studio Ghibli fans this month as the legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki announced that he is coming out of retirement once again to bring the world another one of his feature-length anime films by 2020. Hayao Miyazaki is famous for many films, such as his more popular ones, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Spirited Away (which as been announced to be in select theaters this holiday season for a limited time—see if it’s in a theater near you.
Miyazaki’s films are full of wonder and enchantment. They deal with heavy issues in a magical way, connecting to the inner child in all of us. They inspire us and make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. His new film is likely to be released by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. According to Miyazaki, this is his goal for the film’s release. He has been working on Boro the Caterpillar for over two decades now, and although he hasn’t received the official “okay” to get this film produced by Studio Ghibli, he is going ahead and finishing it anyway. It’s safe to say that Hayao Miyazaki wants to get this caterpillar’s film ready and done with, and release it to his many fans after twenty years of work on it.
He has come out of retirement a few times now, and he even recently said that he will be making anime until he dies, so is this really the last time? I have a feeling that he will stick to his word and be creating anime films until he dies. Regardless, there’s something special about treating every movie like his last. Fans everywhere are thrilled at any chance they get to watch another of his movies, so let’s get pumped for this one and hope that there’s more to come.