Japanese anime studio Ghibli has finally announced the newest project by renowned anime director and creator Hayao Miyazaki. The title of the project is Kaze Tachinu (the Wind is Rising) and it will come to theatres at the same day as the new Kaguya-hime no Monogatari by Ghilbli’s Isao Takahata.
The story adapts Miyazaki’s own short manga from 2009 that went by the same title. As previously noted, the story of Kaze Tachinu focuses on the life of Jirou Horikoshi – the creator of the famous Japanese fighter plane Mitsubishi A6M Zero. The machine flew during the Second World War. But this is not the only previous work that will be incorporated in the future film!
Tatsuo Hori also came up with his own Kaze Tachinu tale that was written and developed in his novel.
The tagline that was released along with the announcement is: “Show respect for Jiro Horikoshi and Tatsuo Hori. We must try to live.”
The last part comes almost directly from Hori’s book where the writer also quotes. The very original of the sentence comes from the French poem “Le cimetière marin” where Paul Valéry says: “Le vent se lève! . . . il faut tenter de vivre!” (The wind is rising! . . . We must try to live!).
There is also where the titles of the works come from.
Kaze Tachinu will premiere in Japanese theatres in the summer of 2013.
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Source: Official Kaze Tachinu website
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