Inspired by the true stories of Jiro Horikoshi, visionary designer of one the most beautiful airplanes in history — the famed Zero fighter — and the poet Tatsuo Hori, The Wind Rises is an animated historical fantasy film spanning the decades. The film is both written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and is based on the manga of the same name, which is in turn based on a short story by the lead character Tatsuo Hori. Although the film has already released in Japan, there is no set release date for the U.S. as the film is currently seeking distribution.
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