Hayao Miyazaki retiring from making movies, Studio Ghibli announces

After 11 feature films, Hayao Miyazaki is retiring from the animation world. The announcement was made by Studio Ghibli head Koji Hoshino at the Venice Film Festival, Variety reports.

Hoshino is at the festival to show Mizayaki's latest, and final, film, "The Wind Rises." "Miyazaki has decided that 'Kaze Tachinu' ('The Wind Rises') will be his last film, and he will now retire," Hoshino tells reporters.

There were no further remarks given, but Hoshino notes Mizayaki will hold a press briefing in Tokyo to formally announce his retirement. 

"The Wind Rises" is Miyazaki's first film since 2008's "Ponyo." Among his other credits are "Kiki's Delivery Service," "Princess Mononoke," "Spirited Away" and "Howl's Moving Castle." His first movie was 1979's "The Castle of Cagliostro."
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