For years people have been speculating which film would be acclaimed anime director Hayao Miyazaki's last, and now we have the answer. Koji Hoshino—President of Studio Ghibli, which was co-founded by Miyazaki—announced that the master is retiring, and The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) is his last film. Read on for more.
After the North American release of the last Studio Ghibli movie, From Up on Poppy Hill, was handled by GKids, the studio is back with Disney for cofounder Hayao Miyzaki's new The Wind Rises. Cartoon Brew reports that an initial theatrical distribution announcement was made, with more plans to come at a later date. More after the jump.
Described as a decade-spanning epic from maestro Hayao Miyazaki and one of his most unique films to date, The Wind Rises makes its North American premiere August 20th at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Check out their subtitled trailer after the jump.
Donguri Garden/Donguri Republic is a nationwide chain of Studio Ghibli merchandise stores. Celebrating the release of Hayao Miyazaki's latest anime film Kazetachinu/The Wind Rises in this summer, they are featuring the goods inspired by the film. Check what they are selling at Donguri Garden's Tokyo Station store after the jump.
Married Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno and manga artist Moyocco Anno have made a bit of a tradition of contributing lanterns to the summer Bonbori Matsuri , held at theTsurugaoka Hachiman-gū shrine in Kamakura. In 2011 and 2012 Mr Anno previewed Evangelion 3.0, while Mrs had some attractive kimono sketches. This year, Hideaki had something different in mind. Get a look after the jump.
The Wind Rises is the first animated film from master filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki since 2008’s Ponyo. Now, Otaku USA’s Matt Schley brings us an advance look at the film and weighs in with his opinion after the jump