By Paul Iuzzolino 09/05/13
Hayao Miyazaki has been an animator for movies throughout his entire life, but now his career is coming to a close. He has decided to retire from the movie industry after making close to a dozen films, including “Princess Mononoke,” “How's Moving Castle,” and “Spirited Away.”1 At age 72, Hayao has had an amazing career in the movie industry, beginning with this work in 1970 doing anime for televisions, and then moving on to making films. The announcement came at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday by Koju Hoshino, president of Miyazaki's production company, Studio Ghibli.2 As of right now, Hayao has not taken any questions; he has only stated that he would give more details at a news conference next week in Tokyo. For his last film entitled “The Wind Rises,” Hayao gives you a glimpse of the man who designed the Japanese World War II planes. This film has already be showing in theaters since late July, and now it has been screening in Venice. Disney's Touchstone Pictures will be releasing this film in North America. According to Yomiuri, Hayao will be in Tokyo this coming Friday to talk about this retirement and the meaning behind it.