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Kimitachi wa Dou Ikiru ka, by Hayao Miyazaki, dates its premiere for 2023

On the official Twitter account of Studio Ghibli it was announced that the most recent animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Kimitachi wa Dou Ikiru ka (How Do You Live?), will open on July 14, 2023 in theaters in Japan. The statement also revealed a new promotional image for this upcoming release.

Kimitachi wa Dou Ikiru ka

Miyazaki derived the film from the novel of the same name written by Genzaburo Yoshino in 1937. In addition, he noted that this book is a story that has great meaning for the protagonist of his film. On the other hand, Miyazaki is the author of the original work, in addition to directing the film and writing the script. Studio Ghibli will reveal other staff members, cast members, and the film’s story at a later date.

The producer of Studio Ghibli, toshio suzuki he stated in an interview in March 2021 that the film’s animation was half-finished, adding that he did not expect the film to be released for another three years. Suzuki had stated in an interview in December 2020 that the film will be 125 minutes long.

Synopsis of Kimitachi wa Dou Ikiru ka

“How Do You Live?” It begins with Copper, a fifteen-year-old boy who has recently suffered the loss of his father, looking out over his hometown of Tokyo, looking at the thousands of people below, and beginning to ask life’s big questions. How many people are there in the world? How are their lives? Are we made of molecules? The book moves between Copper’s story and his uncle’s diary entries, in which he gives her advice and helps her learn fundamental truths about how the world works.

Over the course of a year of his life, Copper, like his namesake Copernicus, embarks on a journey of philosophical enlightenment, using his discoveries about heaven, earth, and human nature to determine the best way to live. Yoshino perfectly captures the beauty and strangeness of prewar Japan—the changing of the seasons, the fried tofu and taiyaki stalls, and the lush landscapes—as Copper explores the city on her bike, learning from her friends and family what really matters more in life.

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