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The Art of The Wind Rises

by Yasmine La Salle

Staff Writer

The Art of The Wind Rises, by Hayao Miyazaki.
Viz MEdia, Nonfiction.

Brand new to the Viz collection of art books, “The Art of The Wind Rises” will once again bring to life the award-winning film it is named for. Creating a new experience for any Studio Ghibli fan, the art book will provide an in-depth look into the storyboards, filmmakers’ sketches and concept art that brought together the fictional biopic of Jiro Horikoshio — designer of Japan’s Zero fighter plane. The film follows Horikoshio’s life as he lives through an important part of Japanese history, the rise of military power and the role he plays in World War II. Featuring the evolution of the characters and the design, “The Art of The Wind Rises” explores the visionary genius of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli — making it a good addition to any library.