The official Twitter account for Studio Ghibli’s international branch has released two new posters for Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises (Kaze ga Tachinu). The film will be released in Japan on 20 July.
This first poster features the main protagonist Jiro Horikoshi. Miyazaki previously released a two-part manga mini-series back in 2009 called Kaze Tachinu, which focused on Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of Japan’s famed Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane of World War II. The film will work off this manga, and also Tatsuo Hori same-titled book.
The second poster again features Horikoshi as well as the remnants of a Japanese airplane. The 52-year-old Evangelion director Hideaki Anno will make his voice-acting debut as Horikoshi. Singer-songwriter Yumi Matsutoya will perform the theme song “Hikoki Gumo” (Airplane Cloud) for the film, which she composed when she was only 16 years old.