Hayao Miyazaki Comments on 'Demon Slayer' and 'Spirited Away' Box Office Battle
“I don’t care about that…Anyway, I need to pick up trash.”
Legendary Studio Ghibli animator Hayao Miyazaki has commented on the success of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, which is quickly climbing the ranks as one of Japan’s highest-earning films and may unseat Miyazaki’s Spirited Away.
Approached while taking out the trash, Miyazaki provided an amusing response to the possibility of Spirited Away losing its number one ranking. Translated to English by Grape Japan, his comments are below:
On how he feels about Demon Slayer closing in on Spirited Away: “I don’t think that has anything to do with me. As long as the workplace they make is peaceful, and they’re doing their best, that’s all that matters.
On if he’s watched Demon Slayer: “I haven’t seen it. I rarely watch, I watch other things. I don’t watch TV or movies. I’m a retired old man who picks up trash.”
On how he feels about fans lamenting Spirited Away losing its spot: “I don’t care about that. The industry will be inflated these days. Anyway, I need to pick up trash…”
- Grape Japan