Thursday 9 January 2014

Miyazaki Un-Retiring?! Or Just a Rumor?

A Reddit article started making the rounds earlier this week citing a Japanese blogger, which claims that Hayao Miyazaki has retracted his retirement statement, made just four months ago, to work on some unknown project. Now before we begin to speculate what awesome project could possibly pull Hayao Miyazaki out of retirement, let's speculate on this bit of, still, potential news.

While we all wish this were true, all evidence is pointing...well...nowhere. Aside from the article on Sankaku Complex, which perceives the rumour to be true, we could only find one more article, via Cartoon Brew, which speculates the validity of what now has to be construed as a rumour. 

So, although we would love to call this hard fact, it can only be speculation, as I'm sure the internet would have imploded if this were anything but a rumour... though the dreamer in me would like to think the studio is simply covering their tracks very neatly as they press forward with the Nausica√§ of the Valley of the Wind sequel - or maybe Miyazaki just fell in love with the manga that he has been working so hard on, that he has decided to make it a full animated feature... I do believe I'll be crying myself to sleep tonight as I think of the many, many projects that will be unfulfilled by Miyazaki. 

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