Director Hayao Miyazaki’s upcoming movie will be released in Japan on that date, according to Studio Ghibli. On July 14, 2023, the film, provisionally titled How Do You Live, will debut in Japanese theatres.

The studio has made a sketchy charcoal and watercolour sketch of what appears to be a bird-like creature.

After the success of his historical drama The Wind Rises in 2013, Miyazaki first took a break from the industry. However, he made a comeback in 2016 to work on How Do You Live, a movie that was based on Yoshino Genzaburo’s 1937 children’s book but wasn’t a straight adaptation.

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Who is Hayao Miyazaki?

Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese animator, filmmaker, and manga artist who is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers in the history of animation. Born on January 5, 1941, in Tokyo, Japan, Miyazaki grew up with a love for drawing and storytelling. He began his career as an animator at Toei Animation in 1963, where he worked on a number of television shows and films.

Miyazaki’s first major success came in 1979 with the release of his film The Castle of Cagliostro, which was a critical and commercial success and helped establish him as a major talent in the world of animation. In the following years, Miyazaki continued to create a number of critically acclaimed films, including Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), and Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989).

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In 1985, Miyazaki co-founded the animation studio Studio Ghibli with fellow animator Isao Takahata. Studio Ghibli became known for producing high-quality, hand-drawn animation and for its focus on environmental and social issues. Some of the studio’s most famous films include Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), and Howl’s Moving Castle (2004).

In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Miyazaki is also known for his passion for environmentalism and social justice. His films often feature strong female protagonists and address issues such as war, pollution, and industrialization. Miyazaki has also been vocal about his opposition to nuclear power and his support for renewable energy.

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Miyazaki has won numerous awards for his work, including an Academy Honorary Award in 2014 for his contributions to the art of animation. In 2017, he announced his retirement from filmmaking, although he has continued to work on other projects such as manga and short films.

Despite his retirement, Miyazaki’s influence on the world of animation and filmmaking remains strong. His films have inspired a generation of animators and filmmakers, and his unique blend of fantasy, social commentary, and environmentalism has made him a beloved figure in the world of animation.