Japanese animation film studio, Studio Ghibli and its distributor TOHO announced that they will be producing two animated films next summer.
Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Has Risen) will be directed and written by award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki and it is based on Hori Tatsuo’s short novel about Jiro ro Horikoshi, the designer of the World War II fighter plane, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero and a girl who is suffering from tuberculosis.
This is Miyazaki’s first film after Ponyo (2008).
The other film is Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya) which is based from a Japanese folktale Taketori Monogatari (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter). Film is written by Takahata Isao & Riko Sakaguchi while Isao also serves the director of the film.
Isao’s last film was the 1999 animated film “My Neighbors the Yamadas.”