2023 just got quite a bit better. After recent news that legendary director Hayao Miyazaki was putting the finishing touches on his first film in a decade, following 2013’s The Wind Rises, a release date has now been confirmed by Studio Ghibli.
The project, titled Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka (which translates to How Do You Live?), has been set for a July 14, 2023 release in Japan, which hopefully means a U.S. release is in store before the end of 2023. The film is inspired by Genzaburo Yoshino’s novel of the same name, which follows a 15-year-old boy named Koperu and his uncle, who move to a new neighborhood, as the kid deals with bullying, poverty, education, work, courage, and progress.
A copy of the teaser poster is above.
I’m always excited for a new Miyazaki film, even though at age 81, the odds of us seeing another is getting lower and lower.
I hope this makes it to the states before the end of the year!