Legendary animator and director Hayao Miyazaki is world-renowned for the iconic anime films he made through Studio Ghibli, which he co-founded in 1985. Since then the studio has produced a number of masterpieces such as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo, finding success and recognition for their translations in English-speaking countries as well as in Miyazaki's native Japan.
For many fans, the only disappointing thing about Studio Ghibli's works is that Miyazaki has a history of retiring. Fortunately, he also has a habit of returning to work some time after announcing that he's done.
And now, according to a report from The Playlist, his latest retirement is coming to an end.
Vincent Maraval, Miyazaki's fellow filmmaker and frequent collaborator, has tweeted that two new films are coming from Studio Ghibli: one by Hayao Miyazaki himself, and one by his son, Goro Miyazaki.
Je peux témoigner, miyazaki pere et fils sont au travail. 2 nouvelles productions des studios ghibli sont en cours et les dessins sont in-cro-ya-bles ! Tres grosse emotion— VINCENT MARAVAL 🇲🇨 (@MARAVALV) January 21, 2019
Gorō Miyazaki has been a part of Studio Ghibli for years, working on the animation and storytelling of films in various capacities. His dictatorial debut was Tales of Earthsea, which lacked the success of the studio's other films, but his next attempt, From Up on Poppy Hill, had his father as the screenwriter, and its reception was more positive.
So far, nothing is known about either of the films which are planned for the return of Hayao Miyazaki and son, and whether they will correspond to projects that have been mentioned before. However, fans who have loved the varied and beautiful worlds already created by Studio Ghibli won't be choosy about what comes out of it next.