Anime fans everywhere have cause to rejoice as legendary director Hayao Miyazaki has announced he is coming out of retirement to complete one last film.
Miyazaki, one of the founders and directors of the Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli, retired back in 2013 after the completion of his final film, The Wind Rises. Speaking on a TV show in his home country, he revealed that he would be completing one final passion project.
The film, entitled Kemushi no Boro (that’s Boro the Caterpillar to non-Japanese speakers) was originally planned to be one film in a series of shorts intended for use at the Ghibli Museum. Miyazaki, who has been working on the story for 20 years, made plans for a feature length version of the film, which he has started working on despite not having the project greenlit by his studio.
Miyazaki hopes to have the film, which he describes himself as “a story of a tiny, hairy caterpillar, so tiny that it may be easily squished between your fingers”, completed by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and estimates he will be 80 years old by the time it is completed.
Source: Anime News Network