Hayao Miyazaki announces his retirement during a press conference in Tokyo

Hayao Miyazaki announces his retirement during a press conference in Tokyo

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Hayao Miyazaki, September 6, 2013, Tokyo, Japan: Director Hayao Miyazaki announces his retirement from the animation industry during a press conference in Tokyo, Japan. Miyazaki co-founded studio Ghibli in 1985, after working for Toei Animation. His first movie was “Laputa: Castle in the Sky” from 1986; since then he worked personally on 11 feature movies. His last movie “The Wind Rises” (Jap: “Kaze-tachinu”) which is already a box office hit in Japan, was presented at Venice Film Festival last Sunday September 1st and will be screened worldwide. The movie, about the Japanese aircraft designer Jiro Horikoshi, who designed the Zero, the Japanese fighter plane used in World War Two, is already considered a masterpiece, as well as Miyazaki cultural testament. (Photo by Yusuke Nakanishi/AFLO)

Hayao Miyazaki announces his retirement during a press conference in Tokyo

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Hayao Miyazaki, September 6, 2013, Tokyo, Japan: Director Hayao Miyazaki announces his retirement from the animation industry during a press conference in Tokyo, Japan. Miyazaki co-founded studio Ghibli in 1985, after working for Toei Animation. His first movie was “Laputa: Castle in the Sky” from 1986; since then he worked personally on 11 feature movies. His last movie “The Wind Rises” (Jap: “Kaze-tachinu”) which is already a box office hit in Japan, was presented at Venice Film Festival last Sunday September 1st and will be screened worldwide. The movie, about the Japanese aircraft designer Jiro Horikoshi, who designed the Zero, the Japanese fighter plane used in World War Two, is already considered a masterpiece, as well as Miyazaki cultural testament. (Photo by Yusuke Nakanishi/AFLO)

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