Studio Ghibli Announces Two New Films
The company has acquired the domain names for The Wind Rises and Princess Kaguya Story, with official announcements expected shortly, according to the Ghiblicon blog.
The films see the return of two of the studio’s top directors, with Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro) adapting his latest colour manga The Wind Rises.
The movie will tell the tale of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of the infamous Zero fighter plane used by the Japanese in World War II. The manga featured the characters as anthropomorphic pigs.
Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) will also return for Princess Kaguya Story, which will be based on the Japanese folktale.
Ghibli’s next film will be From Up on Poppy Hill.