When Hayao Miyazaki commented of his recent retirement announcement “I am quite serious this time”, the collective hearts of cinephiles, otakus and all skipped a beat.
We can all only hope this was somehow misconstrued, or that recent rumours that he has changed his mind again come true.
In the interim, this wonderful new video celebrates the undeniable magic of the legendary animator and storyteller’s four decade career in film.
Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, Porcos, Ponyos and Totoros… Madman proudly presents – THE GENIUS AND WONDER OF HAYAO MIYAZAKI.
Hayao Miyazaki’s final masterpiece The Wind Rises, is in cinemas Feb 27.
For the trailer and more on The Wind Rises and the works of Hayao Miyazaki, visit: www.thewindrises.com.au