Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises" Set For North American Release in February

Oscar-qualifying New York and LA run planned for November

Disney and Studio Ghibli have announced that Hayao Miyazaki's final anime movie, The Wind Rises, is set for limited release in North American theaters on February 21 and will expand a week later. Under the Touchstone Pictures banner, the film also will play Oscar-qualifying engagements in New York and Los Angeles on November 8-14.

 

The film, which has been number 1 film in the Japanese box office for the past eight weeks, made its international debut at the Venice Film Festival this month and made its North America premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

 

 

 

Based on Miyazaki's manga and a novel by Tatsuo Hori, the film explores the life of World War II Zero fighter designer Jirō Horikoshi, with Evangelion's Hideaki Anno voicing the character.

 

via Deadline

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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