A brief, Japanese teaser trailer has revealed the first footage from Hayao Miyazaki‘s upcoming film, The Wind Rises. The movie centers on Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed the Zero Fighter used by Japanese pilots in World War II. While Miyazaki hasn’t shied away from showing violence and war, his movies have always inhabited the fantasy realm. I’m always excited to see his films, but The Wind Rises looks like a big departure from his past work as far as the subject matter is concerned. This teaser doesn’t have much to show other than it takes place in Horikoshi’s earlier, more idyllic years.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer. The Wind Rises opens in Japan on July 20th, but no U.S. date has been announced yet.