Hayao Miyazaki's Final Studio Ghibli Film Soars in 'The Wind Rises' Trailer

Hayao Miyazaki is something of an animation legend. Having helmed such classics as Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro, the 72-year-old recently announced his retirement.

Before he calls it a career though, he has one more film arriving in theaters in The Wind Rises.

Deadline released the latest trailer for the film which is slated to arrive in theaters nationwide on February 21.

The Wind Rises take a different approach in terms of tone from much of Miyazaki's better known movies. Rather than being anchored in an action-adventure-fantasy element, The Wind Rises is more of a historical drama with a crushing love story embedded as its subplot.

The film looks at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, a man who was so obsessed with airplanes as a child that he followed his dreams and eventually designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

The Wind Rises finished its award-season qualifying run last week in New York and Los Angeles and is the sentimental favorite in the animated features category at this year's Oscars (assuming it gets nominated). It's been a box office success thus far ($121 million in foreign markets) and will add to that total next year.

 

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