Jirô Horikoshi: Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling, The wind is passing through.
Review by Elliott
This movie marks the end of Hayao Miyazaki’s directing career, at least of full length animated films. If you don’t recognize his name, you may be familiar with some of his works such as Howl’s Moving Castle, Castle in the Sky, or Spirited Away. For years he has worked with Studio Ghibli to create beautiful anime movies and Disney has helped to bring those great films here to the states. As of late, I’ve been delving into the world of anime so I have been interested in seeing this movie. However, I’d forgotten about it until the other day when my brother-n-law recommended it to me. Unlike Miyazaki’s other movie’s I’ve seen, this one has very little action and zero fantasy. It trades those in for historical fiction and drama. It is beautiful and thought provoking and held by many as his masterpiece.