|The beautiful poster for The Wind Rises.|
In exciting news, Studio Ghibli's newest project has been given a release date in Japan. The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) will be released in Japan on 20th July, 2013, Far East Films reports. Written and directed by Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, five years after his last project (2008's Ponyo), The Wind Rises will be a welcome return for the beloved and acclaimed director. Frequent Miyazaki collaborator, composer Joe Hisaishi, also returns to score the film.
The Wind Rises is an adaptation of Miyazaki's own 2009 manga and tells the story of historic World War II Zero fighter designer Jirō Horikoshi. Similar to Porco Rosso, this film will tackle Miyazaki's passion for flying and aeroplanes, although a detailed synopsis isn't available at this time.
The only downside to this news, is that we'll have to wait a little longer until it gets released in the Western Hemisphere; but we can expect another Miyazaki classic with gorgeous animation and an impressive story.
Are you excited for The Wind Rises?