Hayao Miyazaki answers prayers everywhere, comes out of retirement

Say hello to Boro the caterpillar.

Remember when Hayao Miyazaki went into retirement and your anime dreams were laid to rest?

If you do, then you’re probably likely to hit the level of excitement that results in a little bit of pee coming out when you read this news.

During a recent television special, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli announced he is planning to come out of retirement for a new short.

20-years in the making, Miyazaki’s story will follow a “tiny, hairy caterpillar, so tiny that it may be easily squished between your fingers.” Gah, adorable! 

Titled Kemushi no Boro (Boro the Caterpillar), the film will be 12-minutes in length, though Miyazaki is already planning to extend it into a full-length feature.

No word yet on when the wheels will get in motion, so keep an eye on ya newsfeed.


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