Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki set to retire

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Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary filmmaker behind such Studio Ghibli classics as My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle, is retiring.

The announcement was made by Ghibli president Hoshino Koji at the Venice Film Festival, where Miyazaki’s last film, The Wind Rises, is playing in competition.

According to Twitch, Koji refused to take any questions on the topic.

This marks the third time Miyazaki has announced his retirement.

Though we wish the 72-year-old animation legend all the best, and can’t really ask him to contribute more than he already has to the film landscape, we hope The Wind Rises won’t be the last we’ll see of his work.

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