Anime is one of the greatest influence Japan brought to the world. Lots of stories were told and millions of lessons learned from anime. The greatest personality in this field is Hayao Miyazaki. He is well-known not only for his hand-drawn art style but also the main story and characters he created.

After he refused his retirement, Hayao pushed on for another film, which is entitled "Kemushi no Boro" or "Boro the Caterpillar." An NHK Documentary focused on the topic as Hayao shared some opinions about the rapidly changing technologies and methods used in animation.

Numerous challenges were faced by Hayao as he experienced a great barrier that limited his expression - the modern CG technology. "Boro the Caterpillar" is the CG project that Hayao and the team were working on before. The short film was supposed to debut this July. However, it was not listed in the Studio Ghibli upcoming shorts this "for the next three months," according to Anime News Network.

It seems impossible

Most of all, Hayao mentioned that he will create a new feature film after the CG animation short, that is expected to debut in 2019. He hopes the film will be released before the 2020 Olympics that will be held in Tokyo. Then again, Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki stated last April that "the proposed schedule is impossible, and denied that Hayao can release his proposed feature film in 2019."

Considering the age of Hayao, who will be 80 years old by the time he finishes the feature film, the target might not be met.

He already has health issues and his loved ones urged him to retire. Maybe it is just pure passion that motivated him to decline to rest and rather continue to fulfill his animation plans.

Hayao Miyazaki, the Never-ending Man

The strong determination and rekindled passion for animation sees Hayao Miyazaki push his limits even further.

To top it off, he is unsatisfied with the "Boro the Caterpillar" CG-animated short, which motivated him to create another one soon. He lives by the title that the NHK Documentary gave him, "Owaranai Hito Miyazaki Hayao" (Hayao Miyazaki, the Never-ending Man).

For those who do not know who he is, he is famous for his wonderful animation together with his team called Studio Ghibli.

He is the co-founder along with his partner and co-director Isao Takahata. A few of his most popular animated films are "Spirited Away," "Kiki's Delivery Service," "Howl's Moving Castle," "Princess Mononoke," "Porco Rosso," and "Ponyo."

Alongside Hayao Miyazaki, are other prominent animated film directors such as Makoto Shinkai. Now, fans wish Hayao an extended life, good health, and expect more of the film he plans to finish on 2019. More power to him! Here is the documentary below via mipmarkets on YouTube: