TIFF Trailer for Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises”

For some time now, I’ve been eagerly awaiting an English-subtitled trailer for the great Hayao Miyazaki’s upcoming (and somewhat controversial) The Wind Rises.

Today (thanks to the Toronto International Film Festival and /Film) is finally the day.

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After a bit of adjusting to the Japanese characters that keep appearing vertically on-screen (and the bewildering pop song that seems to be a staple of these sorts of trailer), I can confirm something that was already 100% guaranteed to be true: it looks gorgeous. It also looks to be quite a departure from the fantastical fare for which Miyazaki is best known here in the States. And speaking of the States, I wonder how a film on the chief creative mind behind the Zero will “fly” here in the U.S….

I’m in. But that was true before I saw the trailer.

About Joseph Susanka

Joseph has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since graduating from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999. A grateful resident of Wyoming, he spends his free time exploring the beautiful Wind River Mountains, keeping track of his (currently) seven sons, being amazed by his (currently) lone daughter, and thanking his lucky stars for Netflix.