The year 2022 isn’t over yet, but we already have good news for Japanese anime lovers!
This news is to make anyone excited, as the director has not announced a new film for exactly 10 years!
For everyone to trust the information, there has even been one of his images revealed. It will certainly be another masterpiece by this great Japanese director. Check here for more information about the new film and when it will be released in Japan. We expect the launch to happen quickly in the rest of the world as well.
The biggest director of Japanese anime announces new movie!
Oscar-winning and internationally renowned Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki will release his new animated film “Kimitachi wa Do Ikiru ka” (How Do You Live?) in July 2023, said the film’s distributor, Toho Co.
The film, which will open on July 14, 2023. As previously stated, it is Miyazaki’s first feature film in 10 years. His last release was “Kaze Tachinu” (Lives in the Wind) in 2013.
The movie takes its title from a bestselling 1937 book written by Genzaburo Yoshino, an editor and writer of children’s literature, but the upcoming action-fantasy adventure will feature an original plot, according to Studio Ghibli Inc.
A poster for the film was released on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, depicting a bird with white and blue feathers designed by Miyazaki, who will also write the script.
“After talking with producer Toshio Suzuki, I have a feeling it will be a youth fantasy story,” said Minami Ichikawa, Toho director and senior executive director, at a press conference.
Japanese anime director has already been very successful with his masterpieces
Miyazaki’s works are popular in Japan and abroad. His fantasy film “Spirited Away” won the Berlin International Film Festival’s prestigious Golden Bear Award in 2002 and the American Academy Award for Animated Feature Film in 2003.
His other major works include the classic 1988 hit “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Princess Mononoke” in 1997 and “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” in 1984.
Miyazaki’s animated films are known for their critical views of modern civilization and a sense of wonder for nature. So this is a trait that we can also see in other Japanese directors and we can even say that it is a trait of Japanese cinema. And, of course, that makes all the difference for Japanese cinema to be so unique and incredible.
Voting for Hayao Miyazaki, one still has to remember that the legendary Japanese animator announced in 2013 that he was going to retire. As you might have thought, this was terrible news. At the time, he claimed difficulties in making films due to his age. But he finally came out of retirement in 2017 to work on “Kimitachi wa Do Ikiru ka”.