The Wind Rises Exhibit to Feature Over 100 Illustrations By Miyazaki

posted on by Chris Nishijima
Original hand drawn pieces to be on display at Tokyo Solamachi.

Grand master of anime Hayao Miyazaki's final feature length anime film, The Wind Rises will be hitting shelves on Blu-ray and DVD next month on June 18. To help commemorate this last release of his, a special exhibition, showcasing the world renowned anime guru's hand drawn artwork from The Wind Rises will be opened to the public starting June 25.

Taking place at Space 634 in the Tokyo Solamachi complex, the exhibit will find itself set up in the shade of the Sumida Ward's famous Skytree. Adult priced tickets for the exhibit will cost a total of 400 yen ($3.90) if bought in advance, or 500 yen ($4.91) at the door. Admission is free for students in high school or younger. In all, the gallery will contain over 100 original illustrated pieces, as well as numerous other materials used in the production of The Wind Rises. These will include character designs, art and image boards, and backdrop sketches.

The Wind Rises opened in theaters in Japan in July of 2013 and found critical acclaim both at home and abroad, grossing over $306,000 in its U.S. opening weekend alone. In addition to being nominated for Best Animated Film at the Oscars, the film won various other awards, including Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes.

More information on the movie's home release can be found at The Wind Rises's official page. For more on the opening of the exhibit, visit the website for the Tokyo Solamachi.

[Via: The Asahi Shimbun.]

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