Hop In The Cat Bus, Fight A Raven Monster, And Ride A Dire Wolf To Glory: Miyazaki’s Got A New Film Coming Out
Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, titans of Japanese animation, are releasing another full-length feature film; no doubt playing on the dream-like interspace between magical realms and cold, boring reality that the studio and director are famed for producing.
Fans of Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa, and Howl’s Moving castle are probably up on this already, but for the slackers out there (you know how you are), the best news is that The Wind is Rising will premier in Japan on July 20th. Meaning that a North American translation/release will be right around the corner.
Honestly, Ponyo (Miyazaki’s last fully entrenched output with Ghibli) was kind a disappointment to me, and didn’t seem to have that all-ages appeal found in his other films, so I’m excited to see how the studio will approach the next one. However, I’m also wary of the plot, which centers around Jiro Hirokoshi, the developer of the Japanese Zero planes flown during WWII. Sounds much more rooted in history than his previous entries, but hey, Grave of the Fireflies was a historical-fiction tear-jerker that left me emotionally drained, so it’s definitely possible that Wind will have the same impact.- CrimeZone20xx