After 40 years, Hayao Miyazaki’s first solo-directed anime is finally coming to North America

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

In the past, before there was a Studio Ghibli, there was a boy named Conan living in the future.

Hayao Miyazaki’s path to fame and admiration among international animation fans has been anything but linear. Particularly in the English-speaking world, the Studio Ghibli co-founder didn’t earn significant mainstream recognition until Spirited Away’s Oscar win in 2002, at which point he’d been working in the anime industry for almost 40 years.

The result for a lot of non-Japanese fans is that when they did discover Miyazaki’s magic, they had a treasure trove of his past works to experience too.

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