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Studio Ghibli Considers “Housecleaning,” Has Not Yet Closed

The rumors of Studio Ghibli‘s demise have been flying for a couple years, and intensified when co-founder Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from directing feature films. And while the Gibli documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness hasn’t been officially released in the US, one sequence from the film has been floating around over the past week. In that sequence Miyazaki says “the future is clear. It’s going to fall apart. I can already feel it.” But has Studio Ghibli closed already? Nope!

No matter what a badly-translated quote said as it did the internet rounds on Sunday, the studio is still moving forward. Precisely how it will move forward is the question.

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WizzroSupreme787d ago

I sure hope this is true. I only got into Studio Ghibli last year thanks to Ni No Kuni. Incredible legacy Miyazaki's made for himself, would hate to see it crumble in his lifetime.

ChickeyCantor787d ago

If they close it, it's probably out of respect perhaps? If they feel like they can't keep the spirit of Miyazaki then his legacy would just be tarnished.

RetrospectRealm787d ago

I disagree. Ghibli is obviously not Miyazaki and Miyazaki is not Ghibli. Whatever Lucasfilm does now does not ruin Lucas' legacy. Episode VII, if it's bad, won't ruin his legacy, cause he isn't doing it.

ChickeyCantor786d ago

"cause he isn't doing it."

I don't think you understand what "legacy" means.

Paprika787d ago

Will always have the last films as classics, but what a shame if its to end! :(

Chapter11787d ago

This is what happens to the companies that actually pour their sweat, blood, and tears into projects they love, creating art. They fail because not enough people like them. Instead they flock to the big, bland, generic crap like Michael Bay. Sometimes I really hate my fellow man, this is one of those times.

level 360786d ago

Just think for Studio Ghibli to continue they need someone or "maybe" a group of people who has in a way the same moral mindset as Miyazaki with the ability to progress the studio into the future.