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Hayao Miyazaki's Final Movie With Studio Ghibli Finally Wraps Up Production

This time, Miyazaki is coming out of retirement for his grandson.

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Internationally-acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki is officially returning to the Studio Ghibli universe for the last time with a final movie

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Well-known for his cinematic and tear-jerking movies like Spirited Away (2001) and Howl's Moving Castle (2004), the co-founder-cum-director of Studio Ghibli is making his final feature by directing the last movie of his career.

As reported by IndieWire, Toshio Suzuki (co-founder of Studio Ghibli) said in a Japanese television program, Nichiyobi Bijitsukan (Sunday Art Gallery), that this time, Miyazaki is coming out of retirement for his grandson, as his way of saying, "Grandpa is moving on to the next world, but he's leaving behind this film."

However, it's worth noting that this isn't the first time fans have heard about his retirement

In 2002, he had returned to direct Spirited Away after announcing his retirement in the late 1990's. Since then, he has been coming out of retirement to direct more movies.

Whether this is really his final movie or not, we're just happy to have another Miyazaki-directed movie joining the Ghibli universe!

The final film, titled How Do You Live, is an adaptation from a book of the same name by author and journalist Genzaburo Yoshino

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The book chosen for his final film is Miyazaki's very own favourite childhood book, that narrates the story of a 15-year-old boy named Copper who attempts to deal with his father's sudden death whilst in the midst of a betrayal by his best friend.

Guiding Copper through his struggles and never-ending questions is his uncle's journal entries, offering advice and guidance about how life works as Copper encounters them. (I don't know about you but I'm already crying T_T)

As of yet, there has been no announcement on the exact release, but it's safe to say that for any Studio Ghibli movie, we're all definitely willing to wait

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