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New Miyazaki Short Film to Debut in Spring

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The brand-new Miyazaki-directed Boro the Caterpillar will premiere at the Ghibli museum on March 21, 2018. Talk of Boro first surfaced in 2016, three years after Miyazaki announced his retirement from feature-length filmmaking following the release of The Wind Rises.

The website describes the 14-minute anime with:

Just before the dawn breaks, Boro the caterpillar hatches from an egg in the grass.

The morning sun, the first he’d ever seen, was dazzlingly bright, and he drew in his first breaths of the delicious air of the world. He climbed down to the surface, where other caterpillars and hostile creatures were, and took his first steps upon this earth.

Admission to the Ghibli Museum is available only by pre-purchased ticket, and March tickets will go on sale February 10. Demand is likely to be incredibly high, seeing as how Boro is likely to be the last animated Miyazaki work until his feature-length How Will You Live? debuts in 2020 (at the earliest). Luckily, instead of the standard one-month run for anime shorts at the museum, Boro the Caterpillar will be showing until August 31.

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