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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 ...


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There was an interview with Anno on Youtube (which has unfortunately been taken down) where he mentions a few relevant things: He had to audition for the part Miyazaki joked that he'd give the part to Toshio Suzuki (ex-Ghibli) if Anno didn't get the part He also said: It's my first time voicing a main character, so I figured it wasn't going to be easy. ...


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The following is more an interpretation of the film, rather than a solid source of undeniable truth. Because of this, there is unfortunately a lack of sources. I believe Hayao Miyazaki could have insisted on this feature. @krazer's comment on your questions backs this up: Geoffrey Wexler, Studio Ghibli's "Chief Gaijin" who represented the company at the ...


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Just watched the movie and I tried to pay attention to where the realistic sound is replaced by voice effects, and it seems like this mostly happens when the mood is supposed to be light-hearted, happy and dreamy. Planes are a child's dream for Jiro, and so he sees them (and certain events) as something childish and fun. Other people want to make those ...


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According a press release to Disney dated September 11, 2013: The film is slated for limited release in North American theaters on Feb. 21, 2014, and expanded release on Feb. 28, 2014, under the Touchstone Pictures banner. The Wind Rises will also open for Academy Award qualification engagements in New York and Los Angeles Nov. 8-14, 2013, showcasing the ...


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