Never tell anyone you’re retiring. If you do, chances are you’ll realize just how boring it ultimately is and you’ll look like a complete idiot as soon as you come crawling back to your workaholic habits. Such has been the case for Hayao Miyazaki, the animation legend who’s made such classics as Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, and Spirited Away.
Back in 2013, following the release of the film The Wind Rises, Miyazaki announced his retirement. However, a few short years after, he came back into the fray. Honestly, there’s a crazy depressing documentary showing off those interim years, and it’s basically just him hearing about his friends’ deaths and thinking that he has no more purpose.
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Anyways, since then, he’s been working on a couple of projects, including a film called Boro the Caterpillar, which fans will know he’s had ideas for for decades. Now, according to Vincent Maraval, the founder of Wild Bunch distribution company, tweeted out an interesting piece of news:
“I can report that Miyazaki senior and junior are at work. 2 new Studio Ghibli productions are underway and the drawings are in-cre-di-ble! Really exciting.”
Je peux témoigner, miyazaki pere et fils sont au travail. 2 nouvelles productions des studios ghibli sont en cours et les dessins sont in-cro-ya-bles ! Tres grosse emotion
— VINCENT MARAVAL 🇲🇨 (@MARAVALV) January 21, 2019
Sadly, there’s a fair bit of clarity that’s lost in that tweet. We don’t know if these two are working together on two new films or if they’re working on two separate productions. We also don’t know if these are the same productions as the ones I mentioned above.
However, I do enjoy hearing that Goro Miyazaki, Hayao’s son, is still doing work, as his father famously berating his debut work Tales from Earthsea (which was an admittedly rough work). But what do you think of all this? Are you excited to see more Miyazaki? Let us know down below!