Hayao Miyazaki may be revoking his plan to retire and returning to animation, according to a poster on Reddit. The original report stems from a Japanese blogger who claims that Miyazaki made the announcement during a New Year’s Eve radio broadcast.
Of course, this unverified report originates on the same untamed Internet where last week hordes of media were fooled by a story of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un eliminating his uncle by feeding him to 120 starving dogs. The source of that misinformation was a satirical tweet by a Chinese blogger. In other words, Miyazaki’s unretirement could simply be a hoax, or wishful thinking on the part of his Japanese fans.