The Totoro creator announced his retirement in 2013

Legendary Japanese anime master Hayao Miyazaki will be coming out of retirement to make one last movie.

Miyazaki had announced his retirement in 2013, saying that he would no longer be making any more feature-length films. He had planned to concentrate on smaller projects instead.

It has now been announced that the Oscar winning artist will be returning to the drawing board to create a brand new movie. In a Japanese TV special entitled Hayao Miyazaki: The Man Who Is Not Done, Miyazaki revealed his dissatisfaction with a recent 12-minute CG short film he had been working on – Kemushi no Boro AKA Boro the Caterpillar. The anime veteran now wants to turn the short film into a full-length film. In the TV special, Miyazaki is seen working on the animation for the project.

According to the anime master, Kemushi no Boro tells the “story of a tiny, hairy caterpillar, so tiny that it may be easily squished between your fingers”. Whilst there has been no official confirmation, Miyazaki seems very keen for the project to go ahead. However, the 75-year-old did mention that he would be 80 years old by the time the movie is finished, which will just about coincide with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Kemushi no Boro was created for the Ghibli Museum, which opened in Tokyo in 2001. The museum showcases a number of Studio Ghibli artefacts. The Studio Ghibli museum, which was co-founded by Miyazaki, has produced a number of Anime classics including Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle