“While there has been talk among some about dissolving the studio outright, Suzuki emphasized that the truth is that the studio is considering ‘housecleaning’ or restructuring for now. The end result would be ‘rebuilding’ the studio and creating an environment for the next generation.” They add that “Suzuki did not downplay the significance of Miyazaki’s retirement. Still, he added, ‘On what to do with Studio Ghibli’s future, it is by no means impossible to keep producing [movies] forever. However, we will take a brief pause to consider where to go from here.”
Please dear internet just calm the fuck down already, you are causing mass panic amongst Otaku everywhere. Studio Ghibli is not shutting down, they are going to take a break from film making and once Hayao Miyazaki has retired they will begin the reconstruction of the company. Most likely to take the company in a new direction once the studio’s creator Miyazakihas left, which makes perfect business sense. Yes it is an end of an era but also the start of a new one.