Two Teaser Posters Revealed for Studio Ghibli's Next Two 2013 Films
A few weeks ago we wrote about two new Studio Ghibli animated films in the works from the legendary Japanese studio. At the time, we were only finding out about the titles and preliminary details. Now the two films have been officially announced as the two Studio Ghibli 2013 films, and along with this announcement comes two official teaser posters - one for each movie. The two lovely, hand-drawn posters highlight a main character from the film. They're both in Japanese but worth admiring simply for their artistic beauty alone. Isao Takahata directs Princess Kaguya Story, and Hayao Miyazaki directs The Wind Rises. See both below!
First it's Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari, or the Story of Princess Kaguya, found inside glowing bamboo.
Next here's the poster for Kaze Tachinu or The Wind Rises. Beautiful work on those clouds behind her.
Thanks to EIGA (via Bleeding Cool) for these posters along with the news. Despite that image for The Wind Rises, which is the next Miyazaki-directed Ghibli film, the announcement from Japan does confirm it's about "the figure of a young designer Jirō Horikoshi known as the Zero Fighter" - airplanes from WWII. What exactly will it be about? It looks like it's a much more intimate story. Joe Hisaishi will be scoring this.
That first poster is for the Princess Kaguya Story, which is Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's retelling of the 10th century Japanese folktale Taketori Monogatari (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter) - the story of moon princess Kaguya-hime. Both of these have 2013 release dates listed for Japan, but we likely won't see them play in the US until 2014. We'll keep you updated on anything Studio Ghibli as best we can from here.