More Details Leaked About Miyazaki’s New Pic


A couple of tweets by Japanese animators Osamu Kobayashi (Paradise Kiss) and Takashi Hashimoto (Samurai Horror Tales) have revealed some information about Hayao Miyazaki’s next film. In previous interviews, the Oscar-winning director of classics such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro had said that his next movie will be biographical and “not the sort of work that everyone in the audience can relax and watch.”

Now according to the tweets by Kobayashi and Hashimoto, the master helmer will be based on the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed the Zero fighter plane that was used in the attack on Pearl Harbor during the Second World War. Horikoshi was an aeronautical engineer who developed a number of military aircrafts, with Zero being his most famous invention.

Studio Ghibli reportedly did a large-scale search for animators with extensive experience in drawing airplanes to work on Miyazaki upcoming film, which is expected to be released in late 2013.

Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki

  • Asher Graves

    as a American i feel like thats horrible . but another part of me is like well its not like Jiro Horikoshi him self shot at us …. but i guess they would fell the same if we made a movie about Albert Einstein ? ….this is going to get awkward

    • Mateus Lima

      Like this one ? I’m not american, so I cannot understand this felling and I’m really waiting to see this movie.

      • Susan K.

        Many elderly Americans still hold a strong hatred towards the Japanese because of the war. My great-Grandmother was horrified to learn I was studying Japanese. I don’t talk about Japan or anything related to my older relatives, because I know they have strong sentiments about it. I think the hatred has slowly dissipated through the last few generations. I think if Disney decided to distribute the film now in the US, it will be better received than it would have 20 years ago.

  • Erin Brown

    Inventions are not inherently evil. It is made evil by those who use them.

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  • Jonrmcclung

    I was hoping for Porco Rosso 2.