Despite a few failed jokes, the second 23 episode set is still largely entertaining fare. With one exception, familiar faces are supplemented nicely by amusing newcomers, though that one exception is especially obnoxious.
News Miyazaki to Continue Directing
posted on 2005-02-25 13:09 EST
Although Hayao Miyazaki had previously announced his retirement from directing prior to the release of Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, a Screen International interview with Toshio Suzuki suggests that Miyazaki has no intention of retiring, A notorious perfectionist and workaholic, Miyazaki is already busy with his next project, which is pencilled in for a 2007 or 2008 release. 'He's good for another ten years at least,' insists Suzuki. 'He has no plans to retire.'" The article also states that they plan to maintain Miyazaki's 1 movie every 3 years schedule.