Get ready for the grand finale! Hayao Miyazaki, the maestro of Studio Ghibli, is set to retire after his upcoming masterpiece, “How Do You Live?” But here’s the twist: there are no trailers, no flashy promotions, just pure cinematic magic.
In an exclusive interview with Japanese magazine Bungei Shunju, producer Toshio Suzuki spilled the beans. “How Do You Live?” will hit the big screen without a single trailer, TV commercial or even a newspaper ad. Suzuki believes this is what true movie lovers secretly crave.
Mark your calendars for 14 July when Japan will witness the unveiling of this enigmatic creation. Don’t worry, though. Studio Ghibli did tease us with a mesmerizing poster back in December. And Miyazaki himself shared titbits about the film in a 2017 interview, assuring us it’s an inspired take on Genzaburō Yoshino’s 1937 novel of the same name.
With an Oscar for “Spirited Away” and two more nominations under his belt, Miyazaki’s genius knows no bounds. In 2015, he even received an honorary Oscar. Now, in a rebellious move against Hollywood’s oversaturation of marketing, Suzuki decided to defy the norms. Take that, trailer-filled blockbusters! No more spoilers! It’s time for moviegoers to experience true anticipation and rediscover the joy of the unknown.
So, brace yourself for Hayao Miyazaki’s final act, where mystique meets brilliance and the absence of trailers speaks volumes.