Legendary animator and founder of the world-renowned Studio Ghibli Hayao Miyazaki announced earlier this year that he is finally, yes finally going to retire. He tried before, twice but now it’s official. His final animated film is called The Wind Rises and is about Jirō Horikoshi, the designer of Japan’s famous Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane. The film made the festival rounds and if you missed it you’ll have to wait until next year to catch it. But Ghibli films are worth the wait…even if they are dubbed. So for those of you who have been looking forward to anything and everything from the house that Hayao built enjoy this first trailer for the United States release of The Wind Rises!
If you missed it, here are two gorgeous looking banners for the Japan release of the film. They’ve got that trademark Miyazaki handiwork all over it so make sure you click the images below to see the hi-rez version of each banner.
The upcoming film, again, Miyazaki’s last, is an adaptation of a novel by Tatsuo Hori. Miyazaki also created a color comic about the story. Currently Ghibli has no actors lined us for the English dub (which is why this US trailer is void of dialog) but Hideaki Anno voiced Jiro Horikoshi in Japan version that was released in theaters this Summer. Expect the Walt Disney Company to bring The Wind Rises stateside next year on February 21st, 2014.