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Studio Ghibli’s newest animated feature gets official release date

By Philip Kendall

It’s official: Studio Ghibli’s "Kazu Tachinu" or “The Wind is Rising”, will be released in Japanese cinemas from July 20 this year.

Announced last December together with "Kaguya Hime no Monogatari," this will be the first feature film that Hayao Miyazaki has both written and directed since 2008′s "Ponyo."

The story is believed to be loosely based on one of Miyazaki’s own manga series, which in turn derived from a work by Japanese author Tatsuo Hori. "Kaze Tachinu" was originally intended to be joined by slightly darker tale "Kaguya Hime no Monogatari" for a simultaneous release, but that feature has sadly slipped back until autumn this year.

There has been no word yet regarding of the Western release dates for either film, but we’ll be sure to keep all of you Studio Ghibli fans posted.

Source: IT Media

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Can't hardly wait! (very British comment..sorry lol)

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Doublehelix74, "Kokuriko-zaka kara" was written by Hayao Miyazaki, but directed by the son Goro Miyazaki. And yes, that was from 2011. But most of the rest of the world have only had premieres of it in 2012 and 2013.

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DoubleHelix74, it's the first film that Miyazaki has both written AND directed since Ponyo, as the article states.

The trailer for Kaze (not "Kazu") Tachinu was very nice, can't wait to see it in July!

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I am looking forward to this one !!!

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I though Miyazaki wrote Kokuriko-zaka Kara in 2011? In America it is called "From Up on Poppy Hill" and is just released in larger cities like New York...

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Looks like another wonderful cartoon to keep the kiddies happy in the school holidays!

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great! will wait for it

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Nice! Can't wait. Just already this image looks fantastic.

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