Feature Film: 20 July 2013 / 125 minutes (not final)Screenplay, Storyboards, Direction: Hayao MiyazakiBased on the manga by Hayao Miyazaki, and a novel by Tatsuo Hori.
The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ Kaze Tachinu) is the 11th animated theatrical film directed by Hayao Miyazaki at Studio Ghibli. Based on Miyazaki’s own manga and the 1937 short novel of the same name by Tatsuo Hori, this is the story of Jirō Horikoshi (堀越 二郎 Horikoshi Jirō), the aircraft engineer most remembered for his design work on the Mitsubishi A6M Reisen “Zero”, Japan’s famous World War II fighter aircraft. During the WWII years, the Miyazaki family business manufactured aircraft parts, including the windshields and rudders used on the Zero. The roadshow poster’s tag line reads, “We must try to live.” The film’s planned release date in Japan is 20 July 2013. Hideaki Anno will voice the main character, Jirō Horikoshi.
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