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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the voice of Jiro, the hero of Miyazakis The Wind Rises. (PHOTO CREDIT: MCTCAMPUS)

“The Wind Rises” shows the realistic side of an animation legend

Brandon Benarba March 3, 2014
For his final film, legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki and his animation studio, Studio Ghibli, have decided to favor reality. Building off of a career of wandering princesses, a hotel for wood spirits and a dancing Totoro, Miyazaki could have entered retirement with one last imaginative vision, but instead his swan song dances between the creative and haunted legacy of World War II.
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