The puzzling teaser image of a person seemingly wearing a bird-like costume is all fans will get ahead of Studio Ghibli’s highly anticipated How Do You Live? release.
As reported by Unseen Japan, Studio Ghibli president Toshio Suzuki gave an interview to Bungei Shunjū and revealed How Do You Live?, the last rumored film from acclaimed film director Hayao Miyazaki, will not be playing. perform any trailers as well as any other promotional content. “Actually, it’s a matter of oversupply,” he explains. From the viewer’s perspective, it’s like they’re taking away all the really interesting parts. So, having come to this country, I think we should continue with a single poster.” The first and currently the only image, released on December 12, 2022, will be the only thing fans have to skip until the movie comes out next month.
Since the image was the only thing the viewer had to ignore, the interviewer tried to find out more details, such as what the mysterious blue and white creature was. Suzuki, however, remains tight-lipped. Besides providing so much, the president also revealed Miyazaki played a role in his decision to keep any other images of him. Suzuki said, “I’ve been making movies since Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, and that poster was the first thing that Miyazaki Hayao really praised me for. “He said, ‘Suzuki-san, this is amazing.’ […] He said it was the best thing I did. That serves as a hint. ‘So let’s go with this!’ So no trailers. Absolutely no TV point. We will do it all. No newspaper ads!”
About How Do You Live? by Genzaburo Yoshino
Genzaburo Yoshino’s novel, which inspired the title of what is believed to be Miyazaki’s last film, is about a 15-year-old boy named Koperu who lives with his mother. The book revolves around Koperu’s relationship with his uncle as he confides in his uncle. How do you live? use a combination of narrative and diary writing styles. However, Suzuki said the Ghibli film’s plot will be very different from the 1937 novel. “They have nothing to do with each other,” he revealed, noting that Miyazaki read the book in 2016 and liked the title. . Miyazaki also said that the novel was a childhood favorite.
With very little information, here is what is known so far: How do you live? will be a fantasy film with a duration of 125 minutes. The film will be entirely hand drawn, featuring a larger animation team that includes 60 animators. The producers and animators who worked on How Do You Live? since 2016. Everything else will be a surprise.
How do you live? will hit theaters in Japan on July 14, 2023.
Source: Twitter and YouTube, via Unseen Japan