Film legend Hayao Miyazaki (maybe) retired last year, and while Studio Ghibli (probably) lives on, it can’t help but feel like a little bit of joy is leaving the world. To see it off, Vimeo user whoispablo has created an 8-bit style tribute to the semi-retired director. The treacly video features a good chunk of characters from the director’s oeuvre headed to his house to wish him well. Take the 45 seconds required to watch the video embedded below and wallow in the strange mix of nostalgia, sadness, and joy that emerges from the intersection of Miyazaki, haunting chiptune, and 8-bit graphics.

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Hayao Miyazaki Tribute in 8-bit from whoispablo on Vimeo.