The movie poster for “The Wind Rises,” the latest and ‘last’ movie from Hayao Miyazaki (I think this is his 3rd ‘last’ movie?) was posted not too long ago.
I LOVE this poster. Reminds me of Howl’s Moving Castle , yet still has a fresh and new feeling, luring you into yet another world created by the lovely Mr. Miyazaki. Just from looking at the poster alone, I already know this film will combine the best elements of Studio Ghibli: Fantasy, Romance and the beauty of youth.
The movie is going to come out in the USA on my birthday–February 21st! (too bad I’ll still be in China watching a distorted version on Youku while my friends watch it at the cinema).
I don’t know what it is about Ghibli movies and that magical trance they put you in, but just looking at the poster alone already has me drunk on the creativity of Mr. Hayao Miyazaki.
This was the highest grossing film of Japan for 2013, and the reviews both foreign and Japanese have been nothing short of spectacular. This film is also known as Ghibli’s “adult themed movie” (whoa, it’s pg-13!) since it’s based on a true story revolving around Jiro Hirokoshi, the designer of a WW2 fighter aircraft. Even the Japanese government criticized Miyazaki-san calling it an ‘anti-Japanese’ film and telling citizens to stay far, far away from the theater.
An anti-war film being released at the same time the Japanese government appeals to change the constitution and reinstate its own military force isn’t exactly ideal for policy makers to push their agenda.
Anyway, can’t wait. 風を立ちぬ。