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Studio Ghibli Hiring Animators for New Miyazaki Film

Studio Ghibli is looking for a few good animators.

Specifically, the studio is looking to hire in-between animators and background artists for Hayao Miyazaki’s next and supposedly final film, the existence of which was revealed back in November of last year.

The jobs are set to begin in October, and the contract is for three years.

Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old. The job listing is not restricted to Japanese nationals, though applicants must be able to communicate in Japanese.

The monthly salary begins at ¥200,000 ($1,800). Unlike most studios, which pay per frame, Ghibli has long been known to pay its animators a monthly wage.

The job listing reads that while working on the short film “Boro the Caterpillar,” many of Miyazaki’s close friends passed away, and that he began to think deeply about his own death. As a result, he decided, having found a subject worth making, to come out of retirement.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.