Hayao Miyazaki may have retired but it appears Studio Ghibli still has plenty of plans for the future.  The anime studio will produce it’s first television series which will be directed by Miyazaki’s son, Goro.  It will be an adaptation of the children’s book Ronja the Robber’s Daughter by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.  The Studio Ghibli TV series will revolve around a bandit clan leader’s daughter and her adventures in the mysterious forest they live in.

I was worried about how Studio Ghibli would continue after Miyazaki had retired but this makes me worry a little less (the guy that made Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle is a tough act to follow).  This seems like the kind of material Miyazaki himself might have adapted so it appears that for the time being the legacy of Studio Ghibli will remain intact.

The Studio Ghibli TV show is scheduled to begin broadcasting in Japan this fall but there doesn’t seem to be any announcements yet as to when (or even if) it will make it’s way to the U.S.  I hope the show makes it’s way to the states soon, because like the Pixar movies, I always find myself getting a little excited for the Studio Ghibli creations.

Are you excited in the direction Studio Ghibli is going after Miyazaki’s retirement? Would you watch a Studio Ghibli TV show? Give us your thoughts in the comment section below.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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