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Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Hayao Miyazaki Admits Lack Of Focus While Working For Long Hours

He’s 85 years old as of writing this article, so no one could blame him for real.

Hayao Miyazaki

Studio Ghibli Co-founder and film director Hayao Miyazaki shares a special message on receiving the ‘Special Award’ at the 15th TAMA Film Awards on Nov 25, 2023, for his film “The Boy and the Heron“, expressing his deep gratitude to the staff and cast members.

But the most interesting part of his message is when he admits that old age sucks, cause’ he can no longer concentrate on his work for long periods of time and it’s only because of the staff at Studio Ghibli, he was able to create a movie he’s satisfied with.

He’s 85 years old as of writing this article, so no one could blame him for real.

(Hayao Miyazaki)

“I am very honored to receive a special award at this historic film festival. It took seven years from conception to the completion of this film. I am getting very old and can no longer concentrate on my work for long periods of time, but I think it is thanks to the many staff and cast members who supported me that I was able to complete the film and release it to the public. I would like to thank them from the bottom of my heart. The film is still showing and I would be happy if as many people as possible could visit the cinema”.

Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese animator, filmmaker, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and creator of Japanese animated feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished filmmakers in the history of animation.

He directed numerous films with Ghibli, including Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), and Porco Rosso (1992).

Source: Oricon News