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How Do You Live? (きみたちはどういきるか, Kimitachi wa Dō Ikiru ka) is an upcoming animated film produced by Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. The film is based on the 1937 book of the same name written by Genzaburo Yoshino. The film has an anticipated release before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, although the date has not been officially announced. This date is now considered moot.


Production

Miyazaki commenced animation work in July 2016, later confirmed by studio executive Toshio Suzuki. With Miyazaki coming out of retirement, Studio Ghibli re-opened with many of the past collaborators working on the project. Numerous contracts for three-year terms were issued.

In October 2017, Studio Ghibli announced the film will be titled How Do You Live?

Toshio Suzuki revealed that Miyazaki is working on the film with his grandson in mind after he (Hayao Miyazaki) passes on.


In August 2018, Suzuki revealed that Miyazaki still needs "about three or four years" to finish the film.

In December 2019, Suzuki, in an NHK interview with actor Takeru Satoh, said the film is 15% finished at the end of October 2019 after 3.5 years of production. There was a schedule for directing 5 minutes per month but that was not followed in favour of 1 minute per month. There were plans to finish in 2019 but that schedule was not followed anymore. At this rate, the film would be completed by 2037 at the earliest.

File:Hayao Miyazaki on his new Project (English subs, 2019)
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