Hayao Miyazaki Retires From Making Feature-Length Films

By Will Ashton

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On the heels of releasing his newest movie, The Wind Rises— which just played at the Venice Film Festival—it was announced that director Hayao Miyazaki will be retiring from making feature-length films.

Koji Hoshino, president of Studio Ghibli, made the announcement at a press conference this morning. While he did state that he will not be making feature-length films anymore, there is reason to believe that he can continue making short films, or just step back and remain a writer and producer solely.

No reasons have been directly stated as to why he has decided to stop making films. Hoshino added that Miyazaki will be holding a briefing in Tokyo soon which will explain further details.

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