Miyazaki Hayao to Retire

Some very sad news was reported yesterday. Miyazaki Hayao of Studio Ghibli, famous for such anime films as My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo is retiring.

Miyazaki’s final feature film is the recently released Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises). Studio Ghibli president Hoshino Koji announced the news yesterday at the Venice Film Festival, where Kaze Tachinu is being shown.

Image: Thomas Schulz (detengase @ Flickr)

Andrew Monkelban

Andrew Monkelban is an avid gamer and writer, who has been featured in Second Skin, and on Wired's GameLife and The Escapist. He is also really into the Japanese entertainment scene. Even though he has Cerebral Palsy, he does not let it stop him from doing what he loves, although he's always on the look-out for technology that would help him with difficult tasks. He came to PopTen in the Summer of 2009, where he's now able to combine his passions.

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