It’s 2020, and as the new year arrived, Studio Ghibli released their New Year’s message. And in that message, the legendary animation studio revealed that they’re not just working on one movie, but two!

As many of you might know by now, Hayao Miyazaki is currently working on his next film, How Do You Live?. But as the New Year greeting has revealed, they are also working on a second separate film as well.

Unfortunately, the studio did not specify any further details about this second movie project. But whatever that project is, it certainly got fans talking!

The New Year greeting also mentioned the new Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind kabuki stage play, as well as the studio’s own theme park, Ghibli Park. They also discussed their planned overseas expansion as well.

As for Miyazaki’s new film, it has the same title as Genzaburou Yoshino’s 1937 classic novel. But while he won’t be basing on the book itself, Miyazaki reveals that the book’s story has great meaning for the film’s protagonist. It will follow a man named Koperu and his uncle, and will chronicle his spiritual growth. The progress for the movie is slow.

source: Ghibli official website