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The acclaimed is a master storyteller, not just a brilliant illustrator and animator, but a man with the ability to capture the depth and breadth of human emotion and apply them in a way that tells the story of the world, both fantastical and realistic.

Now, his first movie in five years (the last being 2008's Ponyo) has finally released an extended, four-minute trailer that takes us back to the watercolor world of Miyazaki. The Wind Rises is based on the manga of the same name, which was in itself based on a story by Tatsuo Hori and tells the story of Jiro Horikoshi, who designed the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter aircraft that bombed Pearl Harbor.


(via The Film Stage)

While Miyazaki's films have touched upon darker, broader themes before, none of his films have yet been rooted in such a tragic backstory or quite as much realism, so it will be interesting to see how this film compares to other classic, fantasy films such as Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke.

The film has been released in Japan, though there's not yet word on when we might be seeing it in the U.S., so make sure to follow along and we'll keep you updated.

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