Friday, July 4, 2014

Lovely Movies: The Wind Rises

Being a huge Studio Ghibli fan I felt very disappointed and slightly embarrassed when I thought I would miss the Wind Rises while it was on the big screen. But thankfully I managed to get myself to a cinema in time to catch it.

It was wonderful. Of course it was. I mean, it's Miyazaki, it is bound to be wonderful. Unfortunately this is also his last film, because he is retiring. He actually wanted to make a sequel to Ponyo, but was persuaded into making this.

It was originally a manga by Miyazaki himself, which was in turn based on a short story by Tatsuo Hori. Anyway, the final product is amazing. Not as magical as most Studio Ghibli films, but still with a hint of magic and lots of dreams.

I always advise people to watch the original version, but I have to admit that the cast for the US version sounds pretty amazing. I can't promise it will be perfect, but if you can't watch the Japanese I'm sure this will be wonderful too!

Have you seen many Studio Ghibli movies? Which one is your favorite? I have seen a lot, but have yet to catch up on a few. I won't rush into finishing them all though, because I love having some left to look forward to as well.


  1. Aaw, I'd love a sequel to Ponyo! I'll definitely watch this movie as soon as I get a chance to! xxx

  2. Oh need to make sure I catch this when it comes out on DVD I have definitely missed my movie chance - bummer!

  3. I'm really looking forward to seeing this. It's funny, I hadn't really thought about it but my favourites are really the straight forwardly warm-and-fuzzy ones, such as My Neighbour Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service. Though Laputa is also up there... Like you I'm sort of rationing any left that I haven't seen!


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