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End of a Miyazaki era

Today is a good day to cry, because one of the most beloved animation directors of our era, Hayao Miyazaki, announced at the Venice Film Festival that he was retiring from full-length animated features, says The Guardian, after the premiere of his new movie The Wind Rises. Miyazaki made a similar announcement in 1997 after the release of Princess Mononoke. Maybe we will continue to see his signature on animated shorts, but in an official statement from Studio Ghibli president Koju Hoshino, “He wants to say goodbye to all of you.” Hopefully, in his retired life, he will continue to create and share his imagination with the world.

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