But despite his enthusiasm for an adaptation, Miyazaki didn’t direct Earwig and the Witch.
Last December, Earwig and the Witch, Studio Ghibli’s first-ever CG anime, aired on Japanese public broadcaster NHK.
But with Earwig, it’s short, and very trenchant…[and] I thought ‘Ah, this is something we could make into animation.’”
Note: Throughout the course of his interview, Miyazaki uses the Japanese word “omoshiroi” several times.
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