He’s one of the most accomplished, and most beloved, anime/Manga directors of all time. He was behind both ‘Princess Mononoke’ and ‘Spritied Away’, and Now he is about to release a new film in the United States called ‘The Wind Rises’. The first official trailer was released today, in a U.S. version, and you can watch it above.
Also among his accomplishments Hayao Miyazaki was the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, though he is ‘retired’ you will still get to see some of his great work in this new release. ‘The Wind Rises’ centers on Jiro Horikoshi, a man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II, and you start seeing the connections in the trailer almost immediately (the name should make a little more sense now as well).
With ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’, and ‘Princess Monoke’ doing incredibly well in the past; it was ‘Spirited Away’ that won the honor of being the first anime film to win an Oscar. This is expected to be Miyazaki final film, a dedicated piece to the incredible fighter plane, the creation of the ‘Mitsubishi A6M Zero’. Used in World War II it is still considered to be a marvelous example of industrial design in the field of aviation.
The film was already released in Japan back in July, but a U.S. version is coming this February 21 to North America.