Last year’s four-part documentary series 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki is available to watch for free courtesy of Japanese national broadcaster NHK. The 2019 documentary celebrates the life and decade’s work of the acclaimed Studio Ghibli co-founder and iconic animator.
The documentary showcases Hayao Miyazaki during the late-stage development of Studio Ghibli anime projects like Ponyo and The Wind Rises. The series also follows the animator through both his work life and personal life, as we see him touch on topics like aging, the evolution of animation, and his relationship with his son and fellow filmmaker Goro.
Miyazaki offers plenty of wisdom in the nearly four-hour docuseries. However, it also showcases his passion for film and animation, as well as his creative process through unforeseen circumstances. The footage also documents how the animator and studio navigated project development during the tragic earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011.
Check out 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki in full on NHK’s website or mobile app now for free.
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