Miyazaki working on a samurai manga, post retirement

2012 11 06 VIZ Media Releases Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Deluxe Manga Box Set Hardcover Volume IRevered animator Hayao Miayazaki announced his retirement from moviemaking a few months ago; his final (we think) film The Wind Rises has just opened in Japan and will come to America in February. So what’s a sensei to do with his free time? According to one colleague he’s going to draw samurai manga. Studio Ghibli’s Toshio Suzuki told a TV show that “I think he will serialize a manga. From the beginning, he likes drawing about his favorite things. That’s his stress relief.”

“That’s what he is drawing now. He’ll get angry if I talk too much,” Suzuki added.

Miyazaki is hardly a stranger to manga, having drawn Nausicaa of the Valley Wind previously. The whole series was presented in a nice box set by Viz last year

If this is true, and we ever get to see it, it would be pretty damned cool, needless to say.

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