Hayao Miyazaki Announces Title For His Next Movie

New Hayao Miyazaki Movie: Kimitachi wa Dou Ikiru Ka

This weekend, at the opening of a Natsume Soseki (Botchan, I am a Cat) memorial at Tokyo's Waseda University, Hayao Miyazaki discussed his upcoming movie project, revealing its title: "Kimitachi wa Dou Ikiru Ka?" The direct translation is "How Do You Live?" and is also the title of a 1937 children's book by Japanese author Genzaburo Yoshino. It is believed that the movie will be an adaptation of that book.

It was also recently revealed that Miyazaki's felt motivated to create a movie as a personal statement to his grandchild, as a final story to remember his grandfather. It is also known that the director felt inspired to return to feature film directing while working on his Ghibli Museum short film, Boro the Caterpillar. Once again, retirement does not suit him.

"Kimitachi wa Dou Ikiru Ka?" is currently under production, and is expected to last three or four years. It was originally hoped to be completed in time for the Tokyo Olympics, but that deadline has since proved impossible. Miyazaki's age was no doubt a major factor. Let us hope he remains healthy enough to create one more masterpiece!

Thanks to Crunchyroll and Kotaku for this morning's news scoop.

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