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Japan animation maestro Miyazaki retires

Friday, September 06, 2013 - 00:56

Sept 06 - Japan's animation maestro Hayao Miyazaki says he's serious about retiring. Bob Mezan reports.

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Anime film director Hayao Miyazaki is serious about retiring from long-form film. Known for animated films like the Oscar-winning "Spirited Away," Miyazaki has teased before that he would step away, but this time, he said he means it. SOUNDBITE: Hayao Miyazaki saying (Japanese): "I'm a person who's said that I'll quit quite a few times before and caused quite a fuss, so I can imagine people thinking 'oh no, not again'. But this time, I really am serious." The reason for retirement? The 72-year old said he's just getting too old. His latest movie, "The Wind Rises," is already a box-office hit in Japan and just had its worldwide premiere in Venice.

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Japan animation maestro Miyazaki retires

Friday, September 06, 2013 - 00:56