Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises subtitled trailer is released


An international trailer for Hayao Miyazaki‘s latest masterpiece has been released in preparation of its international premieres at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. This follows a return to the directors chair for Hayao Miyazaki with Studio Ghibli ever since their last partnership with the highly acclaimed movie, Ponyo in 2008.

The Wind Rises follows a different, more mature theme which has proven controversial in his homeland of Japan.

A biographical film about the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man responsible for the design and creation of the famous Japanese World War II Zero Fighter aircraft. Inspired by the aesthetics of design and the freedom of flying, Jiro pursues a life dedicated to the creation of a beautiful aircraft. The film covers the passage of time from Jiro’s childhood, filled with dreams of engineering, to adulthood as he creates an elegant, flight worthy plane that eventually is used for something quite different than he expected, war.

Despite the controversy, it has done extremely well in Japan, holding the number one spot for four weeks since its debut on July 20th earlier this year.

[Plot summary from AnimeNewsNetwork.com]