Famed animator Hayao Miyazaki, who seemingly retired with 2013’s “The Wind Rises,” is returning for one more directorial effort and today the project’s title has been revealed – “Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka” (aka. “How Do You Live?”).
The title is reportedly inspired by the name of a 1937 book by author Genzaburo Yoshino, a celebrated journalist and opinion leader in postwar Japan. The story follows a man named Koperu and his uncle, with Koperu experiencing spiritual growth as he discusses how to live as a human being.
Speaking at an event commemorating the opening of the Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum at Waseda University in Tokyo, Miyazaki says it will take three to four years to complete the anime and the film: “is about how this particular book featured prominently in the protagonist’s life.”
Miyazaki has reportedly only drawn about 20 minutes of storyboards thus far. Animators were hired on a three-year contract beginning October 1st, with the condition that it could be extended.
Source: Anime News Network