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Kaze Tachinu, Kaguya-hime Domain Names Registered Under Toho

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The domain names kazetachinu.jp and kaguyahime-monogatari.jp were registered under the Japanese production company Toho's name on Friday. Toho has yet to announce projects by those names, and there are no websites at those domains yet.

Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Hayao Miyazaki launched a two-part manga mini-series called "Kaze Tachinu" (The Wind Rises) in February 2009 that focuses on the designer of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Japan's famed fighter plane of World War II.

The famous Japanese folktale Taketori Monogatari (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter) centers on princess named Kaguya who was discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant. Taketori Monogatari has inspired dozens of manga and anime stories, such as Reiko Shimizu's Kaguya Hime and Arina Tanemura's Sakura-Hime Kaden. Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Isao Takahata also revealed in 2009 that his next film will be based on the folktale.

[Via Tsk06 (link 2), Murasaki no Buta]

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