UKA Release Calendar

UKA Release Calendar


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Win a Miss Hokusai poster
When Marnie Was There scheduled for 10th June UK cinema release

When Marnie Was There scheduled for 10th June UK cinema release
Oscar-nominated movie arrives this summer
Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- comes to Europe on 10th June

Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- comes to Europe on 10th June
Arriving for both PlayStation 3 and 4
Crunchyroll adds Flame of Recca to streaming catalogue

Crunchyroll adds Flame of Recca to streaming catalogue
Available both dubbed and subtitled
MCM Midlands Comic Con show guide now online

MCM Midlands Comic Con show guide now online
Event takes place this Saturday
Fate/stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Part 1 slips to April 4th
Loot Crate announces 'Haunted' theme for February Loot Anime package
New Releases - February 8th 2016

New Releases - February 8th 2016
Gundam, Gankutsuo, Naruto
MVM Entertainment confirm some Q2 2016 release dates

MVM Entertainment confirm some Q2 2016 release dates
Hanamonogatari, Love Live and more

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!