Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki announces retirement

Washington, Sept 02 (ANI): Japanese animation master, Hayao Miyazaki, will no longer be making awe-inspiring films, as he has announced his retirement following the release of his latest film, 'The Wind Rises,' at the Venice Film Festival.

The news was confirmed by Koji Hoshino, head of Studio Ghibli- co-founded by Miyazaki, but no reasons have been given, Contactmusic reported.

Hoshino said that Miyazaki, 72, who began his career in animation in the 1960's, will hold a press conference in Tokyo next week. (ANI)