It seems like anime is bigger than ever as Japanese digital artists code new stories for an ever-growing international audience. But the king of Japanese animation, with his old school hand-drawing tradition, isn’t quite done yet. “Buta-ya was meant to be a retirement office, where Miyazaki could pursue personal projects. He built it in 1998, after announcing that he would make no more feature films, then returned to Studio Ghibli the next year with the story idea that would become Spirited Away, the highest-grossing movie in Japanese history … Spirited Away won the 2002 Academy Award for best animated feature, the only film from outside the West to ever do so. In 2013, he said again that he was done with film, and that time, having directed 11 features in 34 years, he was taken seriously: Studio Ghibli shut down its production department.” But lucky for us, at the age of 80, the man and his pencils are being spirited back for one more feature film. NYT T-Magazine (Gift article): Hayao Miyazaki Prepares to Cast One Last Spell.