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I have been searching for the (Japanese) release date of the Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) blu-ray.

A U.S. cinema release is in February 2014, so me being in the Netherlands means it might arrive in 2016.

So, when is the Japanese blu-ray release?

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As near as I can tell, there is (as of 22 Oct 2013) no announced release date for the Blu-ray/DVD version of The Wind Rises. However, the recent history of Ghibli films suggests a pattern.

FILM                     IN THEATERS    HOME VIDEO RELEASE
Arrietty                 July 2010      June 2011
From Up on Poppy Hill    July 2011      June 2012
The Wind Rises           July 2013      _________

As the astute reader will infer, this suggests that The Wind Rises will probably be released (on home video) in June 2014 or thereabouts.


UPDATE: The Wind Rises will be available on home video (Blu-ray and DVD) in Japan on June 18, 2014, just as I surmised.

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i wonder if the pattern is deliberate or by luck, it's almost like with Square releasing 3 new Main Final Fantasy games on Home Console before moving onto the next generation –  Memor-X Oct 23 '13 at 3:29
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You should know that the Netherlands does have a theatrical release before senshin's predicted DVD/Bluray release (and long before 2016). IMDB says that you should be able to view Kaze Tachinu on May 1, 2014.

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can buy here and get it shipped http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/VWBS-1529

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May 9th in the UK check this link http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/wind-rises-confirms-uk-release-date-135900870.html

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That seems to be a theatrical release date, not a home video release date. –  senshin Feb 10 at 1:05
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