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Why Can’t 80 y/o ‘Spirited Away’ Director, Hayao Miyazaki Retire from Filmmaking? Here’s His Answer…

today24 November 2021


i contain multitudes — pleased to learn that Miyazaki and I have the same...
Clearly making movies makes Miyazaki very… happy?

Have you ever been in a relationship where you were deeply unhappy but you stayed because you just can’t bring yourself to leave?

Well, that’s Hayao Miyazaki’s relationship with creating art. Despite his numerous attempts at retirement, the prolific anime director just can’t bring himself to stop.

Oscars Museum to Play All Hayao Miyazaki Films - The Nerd Stash
source: The Nerd Stash

In case you weren’t aware, Hayao Miyazaki is synonymous to the anime studio giant, Studio Ghibli, which is known for cult classic anime such as Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke and Howl’s Moving Castle amongst many others.

His most recent film The Wind Rises may not have accumulated much of a following as compared to his other works, but it was still considered a marvel on screen by critics and audiences alike.

Due to the dampening hype behind Miyazaki’s films, especially when Studio Ghibli released his son’s Earwig and The Witch

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Written by: Ameera Rosli

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