Hayao Miyazaki has been playing with our emotions for some time now, going in and out of retirement like nobody's business. But today, it seems to be settled: the master of animation is currently working on one final film the title of which has just been revealed.
According to Kotaku, the upcoming project is titled Kimitachi wa Dou Ikiru ka, which translates to "How do you live?" The name of the movie is taken from a book by journalist Genzaburô Yoshino (1899-1981) who started writing children's books in the '30s to avoid government censorship.
Yoshino filled the books with liberal themes including class equality and even Marxist economy. The link between the movie and the book is vague at this stage but as Miyazaki recently explained: "The film is about how this particular book featured prominently in the protagonist’s life."
Speaking in Tokyo, the filmmaker also took the opportunity to say that the film will take "three or four years" to finish so too bad if you were really invested in the initial 2020 deadline he had hinted at.
This isn't the first time that the artist has taken inspiration from a book title, as Anime News Network reminds us as The Wind Also Rises took its name from a Tatsuo Hori novella. Stay tuned for more info about the project.