Hayao Miyazaki is returning to Studio Ghibli after the animation studio closed after his retirement in 2013. Most of his former employees and colleagues migrated to the newly established Studio Ponoc, but that doesn’t mean that Miyazaki will be the only person who occupies the dusty offices of Ghibli. Elder Miyazaki is carrying his son and filmmaker Goro Miyazaki with him, and they is said to be working on two new Studio Ghibli films.
Miyazaki is famous as a workaholic, can’t even sit still for several months of retirement before putting in a new project. And it seems to be an attitude that he wants to pass on to his son Goro Miyazaki, the director behind The Tales of Earthsea, which is beautiful but charming and from Up On Poppy Hill – the latter is a colleague he accepted Miyazaki.
Goro Miyazaki has not directed a feature film since 2011 in collaboration with his father, but Hayao Miyazaki is bringing his son back to Studio Ghibli with his latest retirement. According to Vincent Maraval, founder of Wild Bunch (often collaborating with Ghibli), Miyazakis is working on two new products for Studio Ghibli.
The project from Hayao Miyazaki may be his long-awaited film, How Do You Live? , the epic fantasy action adventure that Miyazaki began three years ago with the aim of releasing in 2020 in time for the Tokyo Olympics. The film, about a 15-year-old boy named Koperu, who moved to his uncle’s house after his father’s death and underwent a journey of soul development, will be proud of never being done before The technique may involve Miyazaki’s experiment with computer animation, making the film worth waiting for 3 to 4 years.
But what Miyazaki child can work on? Unfortunately, Goro Miyazaki has not yet stepped out of his father’s shadow, unfortunately, despite From Up’s sweet infinity on Poppy Hill. While Goro embraces Ghibli’s lavish image style, he lacks a director’s sophistication. Maybe because he still learns the strings after moving into entertainment business from his previous career in gardening. But hopefully under the tutelage of his father, Goro can distinguish himself.