Good news if you're a fan of Hayao Miyazaki, who was behind pretty much all the Studio Ghibli animated features. A four part documentary series about the Japanese animator and filmmaker is now online and you can watch it for free.
Hayao Miyazaki is known for such works as 'My Neighbour Totoro', 'Kiki's Delivery Service', 'Porco Rosso', 'Howl's Moving Castle' and, of course 'Spirited Away'.
He was a writer on some of Studi Ghibli's more recent films - 'Arietty' and 'From Up on Poppy Hill'.
'The Wind Rises' was supposedly his final film with the studio before retirement. However he has since announced he'll direct 'How Do You Live?' for them as well.
The filmmaker has led a fascinatingly creative career and the doc series which follows him, titled '10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki', was originally released in 2019.
It reflects on his most beloved films and addresses how Studio Ghibli dealt with 2011’s Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. It also examines Miyazaki's personal life including his close relationship with his mother, and friction with his son.
This accompanying doc series is streamable thanks to Japanese broadcaster NHK.
You can watch it here.