~Notice: This is a preview of the movie~
Studio Ghibli’s master artist, Hayao Miyazaki has given us his last masterpiece, The Wind Rises. The legacy of anime movies produced by this anime giant will end with The Wind Rises being the last film before retiring from producing anime. Among his most memorable throughout his career are: My Neighbour Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited away and Ponyo! Though there is only a very, very small chance he may change his mind, we all will keep hoping.
An interesting selection of a plot was picked for this film. The Wind Rises depicts the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. As a young boy, Jiro dreamed of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Near sighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo.
Release date for the US is February 28th 2014. Selected cities and countries will have the opportunity to view it at an earlier release date (some much, much earlier than others), so look out if it comes to your town early. The film was originally released in Japan in 20th of July 2013.
So, based on info we have received so far about it, The Wind Rises is definitely going to be a high priority on my movie watch list!
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