“My wife and staff would ask me, ‘Why make a story about a man who made weapons of war?’” Miyazaki said in a 2011 interview with Japan’s Cut magazine. “And I thought they were right. But one day, I heard that Horikoshi had once murmured, ‘All I wanted to do was to make something beautiful.’ And then I knew I’d found my subject… Horikoshi was the most gifted man of his time in Japan. He wasn’t thinking about weapons… Really all he desired was to make exquisite planes.”More on the controversy surrounding Hayao Miyazaki's latest film, The Wind Rises. For an earlier post about this, go here.
Here's the trailer with English subtitles. For those of you in Toronto, the film will be playing at the Toronto International Film Festival.