Hayao Miyazaki’s last film “The Wind Rises” opened today around theaters in North America. The film has already earned about $306,000 during its limited release. It is based on a true story about a young boy that would grow up to build airplanes.
His name is Jiro Hirokoshi, an engineer that would go on to create the Mitsubishi A5M and Mitsubishi A6M Zero. These particular fighter planes were popular during the World War II era, especially among kamikaze pilots. Many American audiences did not know the film took place when were America and Japan were enemies during World War II. As time progressed, they became allies.
Today, many Americans have embrace Japanese culture through various outlets such as manga and anime. Hopefully, the American audience will appreciate this film and acknowledge the contributions that Hayao Miyazaki left on the anime world. For more information, check out the link below and leave your comments.