Hayao Miyazaki

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Via LA Times
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Miyazaki's announcement was made at a news conference at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday by Koju Hoshino, president of Miyazaki's production company, Studio Ghibli. Despite retiring sporadically since 1988's Princess Mononoke, Miyazaki turned 72 this year and many believe this will be the end of his movie making career.

His latest project, The Wind Rises, has been playing in Japanese theaters since late July, will be his last feature film.

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Via MTV Geek
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With the official blessing of Studio Ghibli, it's revealed that a major UK theatre company is working on a stage adaptation of Princess Mononoke, slated for April 2013.

Tickets sold out in a matter of hours. According to MTV Geek,

The production will be comprised of giant puppets made of recycled materials and live, original music (although Joe Hisaishi's score is nothin' to sneeze at) to tell the story of Prince Ashitaka, cursed by a demon and exiled from his home as he seeks a cure.



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