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“Return of the King”: Anime Legend Hayao Miyazaki Returns in 2023 To Direct His Final Studio Ghibli Movie ‘How Do You Live?’

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Legendary manga artist and iconic filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki is all set to helm a new Studio Ghibli film titled How Do You Live? which will premiere in 2023.

Widely renowned as one of the greatest Japanese animators, Miyazaki has returned to the industry after roughly a decade to direct the upcoming animated film. The Oscar-winning director’s last Studio Ghibli project was back in 2013 when he shepherded the historical drama film titled The Wind Rises. And his epic return has stirred up raw, unbridled joy among fans. Safe to say people are absolutely losing it with excitement.

Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki

How Do You Live? is said to be Miyazaki’s last animated movie after which the Studio Ghibli co-founder plans on retiring. But the producer has retired at least thrice in the entirety of his career up until now so we’ll see about that.

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Hayao Miyazaki’s New Studio Ghibli Film to Premiere in 2023

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most revered and critically acclaimed directors when it comes to Japanese anime. With profound characters, compelling stories and plots, and stellar animation, he has kneaded and created some of the most beautiful films in the history of anime. Moreover, Miyazaki’s legacy as a Studio Ghibli director is truly a remarkable one.

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How Do You Live?
How Do You Live? by Genzaburo Yoshino

Now after 10 long years, the anime icon has taken over a new project as the writer and director. While most of the plot details about How Do You Live? haven’t been divulged yet, the film is said to be inspired by a 1937 novel of the same name written by Genzaburo Yoshino. A read especially dear to Miyazaki, he announced his plans to develop the story into a film in 2017. The book’s very first English translation got published only recently in 2021 by Bruno Navasky with a foreword by Coraline and The Sandman author Neil Gaiman.

Fans Are Celebrating Hayao Miyazaki’s Return to Anime

A glimpse at the sketch released by Studio Ghibli while announcing How Do You Live?
A glimpse at the sketch released by Studio Ghibli while announcing How Do You Live?

The release of How Do You Live? might be half a year away but that doesn’t seem to be standing in the way of fans’ insurmountable jubilation and anticipation as they await yet another cinematic masterpiece delivered by Miyazaki. Twitter is drowning in endless comments and remarks as anime fans welcome the Spirited Away Director with arms wide open after all these years of waiting.

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Miyazaki’s last film broke several box office records and became Japan’s highest-grossing film in 2013 when it was released. And if fans’ intense anticipation and excitement are any indications, his upcoming movie is going to be just as much of a blast, possibly even more since it is going to be his last. Not to mention, How Do You Live? has already been described as “a big fantastical film.”

How Do You Live? is set to release in Japanese cinemas on July 14, 2023.

Source: Discussing Film via Twitter

Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.