Four minute trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu)

The Wind Rises (Jiro and Naoko)

Ahead of the opening of Studio Ghibli’s latest film The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu), which is released in Japan tomorrow (20 July), a four-minute trailer has been released online.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, it tells the story of Jiro Horikoshi (voiced by Hideaki Anno). After arriving in Tokyo to study aeronautical engineering, Jiro finds himself helping the young girl Naoko Satomi (voiced by Miori Takimoto) during the aftermath of the Great Kanto earthquake. Following his gradation Jiro gets a job at an aircraft company and subsequently ends up designing the World War II Mitsubishi Zero Fighter plane. The film is based on Miyazaki’s own Manga which was published in Model Graphix magazine in 2009, and on Tatsuo Hori’s novel of the same name.

The trailer was previously only shown in Japanese cinemas. While there are no subtitles there’s actually very little dialogue, for it plays to the sound of Yumi Matsutoya’s “Hikōki Gumo” (Airplane Cloud), the theme song to the film. 

There is currently no sign of a UK release yet, though it’s a safe bet that StudioCanal will be looking into it, having distributed Ghibli’s Arrietty and From Up on Poppy Hill. 

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