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Hayao Miyazaki's final film, renamed The Boy and the Heron, selected by GKIDS for North American distribution

Japanese anime legend Hayao Miyazaki Highly anticipated final film, newly retitled in English The Boy and the Heron ) has been selected by animation specialist publisher GKIDS for release in North America later this year. The deal continues Studio Ghibli’s longstanding partnership with GKIDS to distribute its titles in the U.S.

Friday in Japan Kimitachi wa Do Ikiruka

(translated as How Do You Live?), the film is an original story written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, from Oscar-winning studio Produced by Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki, it features a score by longtime Miyazaki collaborator Joe Hisaishi.
was previously informally mentioned in English by its tentative title How Do You Live? , the official
international title was revealed on Friday as Boys & Heron .

Animated Feature Film – Hayao Miyazaki in The first feature film of the year – opening exclusively in Japanese cinemas this weekend. Studio Ghibli made the

unprecedented decision to have no images of the film other than a cryptic poster (below) , trailers, synopses, commercials or other information have been made available to the public prior to its theatrical release in Japan. In accordance with this policy, GKIDS will not release any further details or marketing materials about the film.

“Hayao Miyazaki is a living legend in filmmaking, as evidenced by his Academy Award win for Thousand Years.” Spirited Away and his two Oscar nominations Howl’s Moving Castle and The Wind Rises ,” said GKIDS Chairman David Jesteadt. “Ten years ago, the world hadn’t seen a new Hayao Miyazaki movie, and GKIDS is proud and honored to present his highly anticipated latest masterpiece in North America.”

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