First Look at Hayao Miyazaki’s New Manga: “Retired” director profiled on NHK’s “Professional”

As expected, workaholic, hands-on artist Hayao Miyazaki has been staying busy. This week, Japanese public television network NHK’s profile show Professional presented a look at the revered anime director. After showing his legendary labor and attention to detail working on his final anime movie, The Wind Rises, they showed how his qualified “retirement” includes works on a Warring States era samurai manga.

In a separate interview, long time producer Toshio Suzuki mentioned that Miyazaki is likely going ahead laboring on the manga without having been paid a manuscript fee.

Miyazaki’s long manga, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, has been released in North America by Viz.



Artworks with the Same Name(4/?) 

The Kiss

Auguste Rodin vs. Gustave Klimt

"As she fled fast thro’ sun and shade,
The happy winds upon her play’d,
Blowing the ringlet from the braid.
She look’d so lovely, as she sway’d
The rein with dainty finger-tips,
A man had given all other bliss,
And all his worldly worth for this,
To waste his whole heart in one kiss
Upon her perfect lips.” 
Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, Lord Alfred Tennyson (x)