Hayao Miyazaki Ends Retirement To Direct Final Film

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Hayao Miayazaki is stepping out of retirement…again.

The legendary Studio Ghibli director is planning to make a feature length film out of a story he’s been working on for nearly two decades called Kemushi no Boro (Boro the Caterpillar). The plot is said to revolve around a caterpillar so small “it may be easily squished between your fingers.”

Miyazaki was originally planning to create the story as a short for the Ghlibli museum, but was reportedly unhappy with how it turned out. He claims the project could take 5 years to make, which would make him 80 years old at its time of release.

This isn’t the first time Miyazaki has disrupted his retirement to make a film, but is anyone really complaining? Studio Ghibli has not confirmed if they are greenlighting Kemushi no Boro, but I doubt they would deny Miyazaki the chance to make one more movie.

Are you looking forward to Miyazaki’s next, and likely final, product? Comment down below and let us know.

Source: Anime News Network.

Aric Sweeny
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