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Reports of Japanese animation icon Hayao Miyazaki's retirement may have been greatly exaggerated. The one-time head of Studio Ghibli, director of masterpieces such as Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, is said to be working on a new samurai-themed manga comic set in Japan's "Warring States" period. The news that the 72-year-old film-maker is continuing to draw was broken by Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki on the Japanese TV show Sekai-ichi Uketai Jugyō.

Reports of Japanese animation icon Hayao Miyazaki's retirement may have been greatly exaggerated. The one-time head of Studio Ghibli, director of masterpieces such as Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, is said to be working on a new samurai-themed manga comic set in Japan's "Warring States" period. The news that the 72-year-old film-maker is continuing to draw was broken by Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki on the Japanese TV show Sekai-ichi Uketai Jugyō.

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