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Win Giovanni's Island on Blu-ray
Yen Press reveal three new manga acquisitions for 2015

Yen Press reveal three new manga acquisitions for 2015
Horimiya, Rose Guns Days Season One, Final Fantasy Type-0 side story
Scuzz TV launch Animax Movie Nights

Scuzz TV launch Animax Movie Nights
Coming to Sky from March 5th
New Releases - March 2nd 2015

New Releases - March 2nd 2015
Tsuritama, new manga
Anime Limited license Miss Hokusai for theatrical and home video release

Anime Limited license Miss Hokusai for theatrical and home video release
Production I.G. movie coming to the UK cinemas from October
Starz sells Manga Entertainment UK

Starz sells Manga Entertainment UK
Anchor Bay also sold to companies' managing director
Seven Seas license My Monster Secret and The Testament of Sister New Devil manga
MVM Entertainment Q2 2015 release schedule round-up

MVM Entertainment Q2 2015 release schedule round-up
Patlabor and more Familiar of Zero on the way
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya - UK trailer launched

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya - UK trailer launched
Film coming to cinemas on March 20th

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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