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.