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Thursday, 14th November 2013
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Ghibli creator to move into manga?

Hayao Miyazaki, creator of the renowned Japanese manga publisher Studio Ghibli, has been working on a Samurai comic in his retirement.

This is according to his close friend and ex-colleague Toshio Suzuki, who told Anime News Network that Miyazaki particularly enjoys reading samurai sword fighting tales dated before the unification of Japan, otherwise known as sengoku jidai no chanbara.

"I think he will serialise a manga," Suzuki explained. "From the beginning, he likes drawing about his favourite things. That's his stress relief."

Miyazaki, who is renowned for his work on films such as The Nausicaa Valley of the Wind and Spirited Away, which became the first anime to win an American Academy Award, sensationally retired from his role as director of Studio Ghibli in September.

The filmmaker has already made one attempt at retiring in 1997 following the production of Princess Mononoke, but came back to direct Spirited Away to much acclaim.

Written by Graham McPherson


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