It’s old news, week-old news actually, and if you love a lot of things about Japan then you probably know that the legendary anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki has decided to retire from directing.
If you’re not familiar with his work, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso (involves a pig pilot), and Ponyo are just some of the imaginative animated feature films he’s directed. The 70-something Studio Ghibli founder though has said that he’d like to work for at least 10 more years but it just won’t include making feature films anymore.
So there’s still something to look forward to, he can still write scripts (Whisper of the Heart!), make short films, and just make all of us Ghibli fans wish he’s actually our long-lost grandfather.
Since the chance of that happening is highly unlikely, I just decided to go on a Ghibli movie marathon last week to celebrate everything Miyazaki. And as I watched Howl’s Moving Castle again while Totoro and Satsuki stared from the My Neighbor Totoro movie poster hanging by the couch, I wondered how I could get a hold of more Ghibli movie posters.
An online search on two of my favorite Ghibli movies led me to these two movie posters below by English artist Olly Moss, who created them for this year’s Comic Con. They’re clever, whimsical (or dark, depending on how you look at them) and stunning. And I’m adding them to my wish list. (Beneath the Miyazaki as my grandfather item.)