Win Studio Ghibli Blu-ray Bundle with THE WIND RISES

Published On May 2, 2014 | By Forbidden Planet Staff | Animation, Competitions, Film TV & Theatre, Previews

The Wind Rises, in cinemas May 9th. 

As long time blog readers will know, we’re huge fans of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli in general. So, as you’d imagine we’re pretty excited to be offering you the chance to win one of three Miyazaki Blu-ray bundles to celebrate the release of his farewell film The Wind Rises on May 9th.

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and thus unable to become a pilot, he joins  the aircraft division of a major Japanese engineering company in 1927. His genius is soon recognized, and he grows to become one of the world’s most accomplished airplane designers.

THE WIND RISES chronicles much of Jiro’s life, and depicts key historical events that affected deeply the course of his life, including The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, The Great Depression, the  tuberculosis epidemic, and Japan’s plunge into war. He meets and falls in love with Nahoko, grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo, and innovates tremendously, leading the world of aviation into the future.

For a chance to win a Miyazaki Blu-ray bundle comprised of the equally fantastic Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and My Neighbour Totoro, simply email with the answer to the following question:

In The Wind Rises, which Italian aeronautical designer is Jiro inspired by?

a) Cagliari
b) Caproni
c) Jabroni

The competition closes on May 19th, 2014. Good luck! We’ll see you at the cinema!

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