Studio Ghibli Names New President, Chairman, Museum Director

Studio Ghibli Names New President, Chairman, Museum Director

Kiyofumi Nakajima, formerly the head of the Ghibli Museum, has been named the new president of Studio Ghibli on Tuesday. Former studio president Koji Hoshino was promoted to chairman. Studio co-founder Toshio Suzuki will continue in his longtime role as producer.

Studio Ghibli's production department was closed in 2013 after studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from feature films. It was revived earlier this year as Miyazaki announced his return with the production of How Do You Live, which is expected to take three to four years to complete.

Nakajima had previously served as the director of the Ghibli Museum since 2005, when Goro Miyazaki was drafted as the director of the Ghibli feature Gedo Senki (Tales From Earthsea). Hoshino was appointed Ghibli president in 2008.

The new director of the Ghibli Museum and Tokuma Memorial Cultural Foundation for Animation is Kazuki Anzai, who was previously a director of the museum exhibits and planning. She joined Studio Ghibli in 1998 and has been involved with the museum since its founding in 2001.

These new developments indicate a strong commitment to Ghibli in the coming years, as the studio continues production on Miyazaki's latest "final movie". It is uncertain what will happen to the production department after its completion, or what direction the studio will take after Miyazaki is gone.

Much thanks to Anime News Network for the news scoop.

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