First image from Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film, Ghibli

Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary Japanese filmmaker responsible for incredible films such as Castle in the sky, Princess Mononoke, spirited away, Howl’s Moving Castle and many others in Studio GhibliHe has spent many years working on what he says will be his last film. Now, we finally get to see its first official image, and it looks like it’ll be the only thing we’ll see until it hits theaters sometime in 2023.

Written and directed by Miyazakithe original name of the movie in Japan is Kimitachi wa Do Ikiru ka, which translates to “How do you live?”. Its international release, however, will be with the title The boy and the heron, or “The Boy and the Heron”. Miyazaki began working on the film on approx July 2016And although he has announced his retirement several times, this time he says he is serious. The boy and the heron It will be his last movie. According to the film’s producer, Toshio Suzuki, “Miyazaki is working on this film for his grandson, as if to tell him ‘Grandpa will soon leave for the other world, but I will leave this film with you. ‘” The message is undoubtedly nostalgic, but full of love.

The film is 124 minutes long, and in fact, it actually opened in Japan on Friday, July 14th, without any kind of promotion, publicity, or teaser show. The only thing we’ve seen in the movie is its official poster.

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According to Suzuki, who in addition to being a producer is a Studio Ghibli co-founder and studio head: “When we were kids we only had a poster and a movie title. I enjoyed trying to imagine what the movie was about, and I wanted to recreate that feeling.”

The boy and the heron Not only is it Miyazaki’s latest film, but it’s also his first feature film in 10 years The wind rises. The movie will be released sometime this year in the US, and we hope to see it in the rest of the world as well.

In addition to the poster, Ghibli released this version of the creature from the poster in a more cartoonish form. In their letter, they called on everyone to “feel free to use it.” [la imagen]’, but ‘within common sense,’ whatever that funny and curious meaning The dimension.

Terry Alexander

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