The Wind Is Rising – 風立ちぬ – The Newest Film by Hayao Miyazaki

On the next July 20th we will have a new movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki in Japanese cinemas. Since Ponyo (2008), Hayao Miyazaki hadn’t directed a Ghibli movie all by himself.

The title of the movie, The Wind Is Rising – 風立ちぬ, is the same as a novel by Tatsuo Hori, but it seems like the plot will be significantly different to the original novel. The movie is based on the manga with the same title written and drawn by Hayao Miyazaki himself.

The manga tells us the story of Jiro Horikoshi, an aeronautical engineer that designed the fighters that were used to attack Pearl Harbor (The Mitsubishi Zero). Jiro Horikoshi is the main character in the movie, but I wonder who is the girl in the poster:

The wind is rising

Official website of the movie

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Given that the novel by that name is set in a TB ward in prewar Japan, it’s likely that there’s no relationship.

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