Koji Hoshino, president of the Tokyo-based kabushiki gaisha Studio Ghibli, announced the 72-year-old director's intentions to retire from directing feature films yesterday, but there were no further details given.
Yesterday's announcement was clearly specific that he will retire from directing features, so it leaves the door open for the legendary animator to pursue other directorial projects.
Miyazaki is widely known for feature films like Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service and Howl's Moving Castle, and won his Oscar for Spirited Away. He had also directed the anime series Lupin III in the 1970s.
Sources: Anime News Network, /Film