The mysteries surrounding Hayao Miyazaki’s final work for Studio Ghibli, ‘How Do You Live?’, are slowly unraveling. While there are numerous aspects we eagerly anticipate, one certainty has emerged—the film’s runtime. Recently disclosed by Anime News and Facts, this highly anticipated animated adventure spans 2 hours and 4 minutes.
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The duration of the film aligns with Studio Ghibli’s tradition of delivering captivating full-length animated features to the silver screen. For instance, their most renowned and critically acclaimed film, ‘Spirited Away,’ surpasses ‘How Do You Live?’ by a mere minute. Miyazaki’s previous film, ‘The Wind Rises,’ released in 2013, had a similar runtime of 2 hours and 6 minutes.
Upon doing the math, one realizes that ‘How Do You Live?’ marks Miyazaki’s return to filmmaking after a decade-long hiatus. Interestingly, fans haven’t voiced their concerns about this extended break as the director himself had announced his “definitive” retirement in 2013. Evidently, it took the allure of ‘How Do You Live?’ to entice Miyazaki out of retirement for a poignant swan song.
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What Else Do We Know About ‘How Do You Live?’?
The specific motives behind Miyazaki’s choice to bring this story to life will only be unveiled upon the film’s premiere. In an unconventional publicity move, the director and his team have refrained from releasing any promotional material, except for a poster that offers minimal insight into the film’s content. However, we do know that the narrative draws inspiration from Yuzo Yamamoto’s 1937 novel of the same name, which suggests a deep emotional connection between Miyazaki (born in 1941) and the story.
The novel revolves around Junichi Honda, a teenager who, having lost his father, finds solace in his uncle, who assumes a paternal role in his life. The uncle imparts life lessons to Junichi and meticulously documents them in a diary. If ‘How Do You Live?’ follows a similar storyline, it will seamlessly align with Studio Ghibli’s filmography—a testament to their penchant for exploring the transformative journeys of children and adolescents as they navigate the complexities of adulthood through unforgettable, and occasionally tragic, experiences.
While a release date for ‘How Do You Live?’ in American theaters remains undisclosed, the film is set to premiere in Japan on July 14, raising hopes that it will grace American screens in 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Hayao Miyazaki, animated film, ‘How Do You Live?’, Studio Ghibli
What is the runtime of ‘How Do You Live?’?
The runtime of ‘How Do You Live?’ is 2 hours and 4 minutes, according to the information revealed by Anime News and Facts.
Is ‘How Do You Live?’ Hayao Miyazaki’s last work for Studio Ghibli?
Yes, ‘How Do You Live?’ is advertised as Hayao Miyazaki’s final work for Studio Ghibli, making it a highly anticipated film for fans of his work.
When was Miyazaki’s last movie released before ‘How Do You Live?’?
Miyazaki’s previous film, ‘The Wind Rises,’ was released in 2013 and had a runtime of 2 hours and 6 minutes, which is relatively close to the runtime of ‘How Do You Live?’.
What is known about the storyline of ‘How Do You Live?’?
Very little information has been released about the storyline of ‘How Do You Live?’ as the promotional strategy for the film is unconventional, with no significant promotional material except for a minimalistic poster. However, it is based on a 1937 novel of the same name by Yuzo Yamamoto and is expected to feature a narrative involving a teenage boy named Junichi Honda and his experiences with his uncle.
When is ‘How Do You Live?’ set to premiere in American theaters?
The specific release date for ‘How Do You Live?’ in American theaters has not been announced yet. However, the film is set to premiere in Japan on July 14, raising hopes that it will reach American audiences in 2023.
More about Hayao Miyazaki, animated film, ‘How Do You Live?’, Studio Ghibli
- Anime News and Facts: The source that revealed the runtime of ‘How Do You Live?’ for Hayao Miyazaki’s film.
- Studio Ghibli: Official website of Studio Ghibli, the renowned Japanese animation studio behind ‘How Do You Live?’ and other beloved films.
- [Yuzo Yamamoto’s novel](insert link here): A reference to the 1937 novel of the same name by Yuzo Yamamoto, which serves as the inspiration for ‘How Do You Live?’ by Hayao Miyazaki.
- [The Wind Rises](insert link here): Information about Hayao Miyazaki’s previous film released in 2013, which shares a similar runtime to ‘How Do You Live?’.
- [Hayao Miyazaki](insert link here): Learn more about the legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, his works, and his contributions to Studio Ghibli.