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Win Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess
Seven Seas Entertainment license 12 Beast and Servamp manga
Sailor Moon Crystal opening and ending themes available on iTunes UK

Sailor Moon Crystal opening and ending themes available on iTunes UK
Momoiro Clover Z's themes for new Sailor Moon anime
Kodansha Comics and Udon announce new licenses at San Diego Comic Con 2014
New Releases - July 28th 2014

New Releases - July 28th 2014
Fairy Tail, One Piece, The Familiar of Zero
Crunchyroll stream Himegoto and English dub of Toradora to the UK

Crunchyroll stream Himegoto and English dub of Toradora to the UK
One late simulcast edition, one catalogue show
Hayao Miyazaki Box Set appears on Amazon UK

Hayao Miyazaki Box Set appears on Amazon UK
Slated for November 3rd release alongside Spirited Away
Viewster add Star Driver, Vividred Operation and Day Break Illusion to streaming service
Anime Limited confirm Q4 2014 release plans

Anime Limited confirm Q4 2014 release plans
Blood Lad, mystery films and beyond

Hayao Miyazaki announces retirement from feature film direction


Hayao Miyazaki announces retirement from feature film direction

Posted 01/09/2013


Today brings us some rather major breaking news, as it's being reported that Studio Ghibli's world-renowned director Hayao Miyazaki is to step down from directing any further feature films at the age of 72, making his current work Kaze Tachinu his last film in such a role.

There's little requirement to expound upon Mr. Miyazaki's legacy - a simple look through Studio Ghibli's back catalogue, or his work prior to that on the likes of Future Boy Conan and Lupin III movie The Castle of Cagliostro, gives you an idea of the huge worldwide influence and popularity of his work.

The news, revealed in a press conference at the Venice International Film Festival, seems to suggest that Hayao Miyazaki will continue in some role at Studio Ghibli, in a supervisory capacity or possibly even directing short films and the like, but this marks an interesting line in the sand for the studio of which he is such a huge part, and no doubt all eyes will be firmly trained upon Ghibli to see how it proceeds over the coming years.  This also isn't the first time that Miyazaki has announced his retirement, so it also remains to be seen as to whether it will be a permanent move on this occasion.

How do you think Studio Ghibli will fare without Miyazaki in the director's chair?  What are your favourite Hayao Miyazaki works?  Let us know in the comments!







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