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Japan-Update

Anime legend Miyazaki returns to the director's chair

New movie in the works, his studio confirms

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Hayao Miyazaki holds up the honorary Oscar he received on Nov. 8, 2014.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki has come out of retirement to make a new animated feature film, Studio Ghibli said on its website Friday.

Miyazaki's best-known works include the Oscar-winning "Spirited Away" and "My Neighbor Totoro."

The beloved animator announced his retirement in 2013 but was recently reported to be working on a new project. The studio's recruitment notice, seeking a few hires for production of the upcoming film, marked its first public comment on the matter.

(Nikkei)

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