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