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The Wind Rises

As I mentioned the other day, I’ve decided to catch up on recent Ghibli releases I’m embarrassed to say I hadn’t watched. Following From Up on Poppy Hill, I watched The Wind Rises, which at the time was possibly going to be Miyazaki’s final film – something he’s said a few times though, and already it seems like he’s ready to work on a new project, although I’m not sure if it’s a film. Although not enjoyable or delightful in the way that most Ghibli films are – because of its subject matter and strong dramatic elements – it is indeed quite a good film, with some terrific imagery. If this is to be his cinematic swan song, then it’s a great one to leave on.