Sneak Peek at Hayao Miyazakis Upcoming Manga

Sneak Peek at Hayao Miyazaki’s Upcoming Manga

Animator and legendary director Hayao Miyazaki may have retired from directing animated films earlier this year but he is already busy working on his next project. Toshio Suzuki, a Studio Ghibli producer and long time friend of Miyazaki has revealed that the man himself is currently hard at work producing a new manga. The manga itself will be set in the Sengoku era and will feature large battles between loyal samurais. Much is still unknown about the manga.

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Hayao Miyazaki was recently part of NHK’s The Professional series, which focus on the works of accomplished people. In Miyazaki’s episode, the episode revolved around the production and thoughts of his latest, and possibly last, film The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu).While emphasis was on that we did get a sneak peek at Miyazaki working on his upcoming Sengoku manga.

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The sneak peeks are very small and not that peeky. But from what we can see, is that the manga will feature colour and fierce battles. Miyazaki himself has stated that working on the manga is a “stress relief”. Additionally, Toshio Suzuki has stated that Miyazaki is prepared for the manga to be serialized for magazine publication, and added that he is doing it for free.

Here are some images of Miyazaki hard at work during the production of his latest film The Wind Rises.

On the topic of his latest film, The Wind Rises, a new trailer has released online in anticipation for the film’s international release. The film itself is set to release in American theatres throughout February in limited screenings.

The Wind Rises focuses on Jirou Horikoshi, the designer of Japan’s famed Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane of World War II. Tatsuo Hori’s 1936–37 novelette Kaze Tachinu follows the tentative relationship between a male narrator and Setsuko who suffers from encroaching tuberculosis.

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most well known and acclaimed Japanese directors. Miyazaki founded Studio Ghibli in 1985 after the success of his first major film Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Since then Miyazaki has directed many more films with the studio, many of which has resonated with fans all over the world including: Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle and many more. In regards to Miyazaki’s manga work, he drew his first manga series in 1969 titled Puss ‘n Boots (which is unrelated to DreamWorks Animation’s 2011 film). Miyazaki’s most notable manga series is Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, which was adapted into a film. Miyazaki’s latest manga was Kaze Tachinu, which was also adapted into a film.

Following that pattern, Miyazaki may return to feature films to direct the film adaptation of his manga. But for now, Miyazaki is content being retired from directing animation and drawing manga. The expected serialization and name of his upcoming manga are currently unknown.

More on Hayao Miyazaki’s appearance on NHK’s The Professional.
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