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Details Revealed For New, 'Final' Hayao Miyazaki Film

Ever since it was confirmed that Hayao Miyazaki would make one more feature, fans around the world have been hungry for details. The last we heard, the rumour was that the film would be inspired by Irish literature. Now, the first details on the film have been announced- and those rumours have apparently been revealed to be unfounded.

It has now been confirmed that the film will be called Kimi-Tachi Wa Dō Ikiru Ka. This translates in English as How Do You Live? although that does not necessarily mean that will be the official English title. The title is taken from a 1937 book by Japanese author Genzaburō Yoshino. Miyazaki suggests that it is not a straight adaptation, but that the story has great significance to the protagonist of the film.

Miyazaki revealed these early details at a talk held to commemorate the opening of the Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum at Waseda University in Tokyo. He also revealed that he expected it to take three to four years to complete the film.

Beyond these precious morsels, we still know very little about what the film will be. At least if nothing else, this will at least kill off the misconception that it will be a feature-length adaptation of Boro The Caterpillar once and for all. Perhaps there will be some inspiration from Irish literature in some form as well?

Miyazaki has been working on the film since some time in 2016, and Studio Ghibli began recruiting staff to work on the new project back in May.