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PQube to release Chaos;Child visual novel in Q3 2017

PQube to release Chaos;Child visual novel in Q3 2017
Another game within the Science Adventure series
New Releases - 29th May 2017

New Releases - 29th May 2017
Tokyo Marble Chocolate, Yu-Gi-Oh and more
Anime Limited MCM London Comic Con May 2017 license round-up - Day 3

Anime Limited MCM London Comic Con May 2017 license round-up - Day 3
Hyouka, Wolf's Rain anime on UK TV and more
MVM Entertainment MCM London Comic Con May 2017 license round-up

MVM Entertainment MCM London Comic Con May 2017 license round-up
Sword Oratoria, Flip Flappers and much more
Universal Pictures confirm 2017 UK home video anime release line-up

Universal Pictures confirm 2017 UK home video anime release line-up
EXCLUSIVE: Netoge and more coming this year
Anime Limited MCM London Comic Con May 2017 license round-up - Day 1
Your Name to get IMAX screenings in UK cinemas this August
The King Makes UK Premiere as London Korean Film Festival Teaser

The King Makes UK Premiere as London Korean Film Festival Teaser
The King screens at Picturehouse Central on Monday 12th June

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!