Miyazaki’s first feature film in 10 years, ‘How do you live?’

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Director Hayao Miyazaki’s first feature-length animated film in 10 years, “How do you live?” was released on the 14th. Since the release of only a bird-like poster at the end of last year, the movie has attracted much attention among fans as it was released with almost no prior publicity.

The stage is wartime Japan, and the main character is a boy who lost his mother in a fire. While searching for his father’s remarriage partner, who has gone missing, he wanders into a mysterious world with the guidance of a gray heron. Actors Touma Yamatoki, Masaki Suda, Takuya Kimura, and singer Aimyon appeared as voice actors. The theme song is Kenshi Yonezu’s “The Globe.”

The movie’s title was taken from a novel of the same name by Genzaburo Yoshino, who impressed Miyazaki. Still, the content is different, and it is said that foreign children’s books also inspired him. The running time is 124 minutes.

At the entrance of a movie theater in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward, dozens of people lined up before the doors opened. Tomoyuki Kamada, a film director living in Tokyo, said that he rushed to work before work, saying, “I want to see it earlier than anyone else.”

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