Film4 To Broadcast Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises Next Month


Film4 have recently taken to social media to announce that they will be broadcasting Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises early next month.

According to the tweet the film will be shown on 7th February 2015, and after some digging around on the Film4 website we’ve discovered that it will be shown at 3:25pm in English. The Film4 Twitter account also went on to confirm that they will be showing the original Japanese version (with English Subtitles) at a later date.

Here is a brief synopsis of what you can expect from the film:

Hayao Miyazaki writes and directs this Japanese animated feature from Studio Ghibli. As a young boy, the bespectacled Jiro Horikoshi (voice of Hideaki Anno) dreams of flying a plane but when he learns he will be unable to become a pilot due to his poor eyesight, he instead decides to be an aircraft designer.

On September 1st 1923 Jiro is travelling by train when the Great Kanto earthquake strikes. He assists fellow passenger Naoko (Miori Takimoto) and her maid who suffers an injury. He doesn’t meet Naoko again till many years later after he has graduated university and has worked on various designing jobs, without finding much success. The two fall for each other and become engaged but Naoko is suffering from tuberculosis. While they try to enjoy the time they have together Jiro continues to work on designing his first successful plane.

Film4 can be viewed on various different outlets including; Freeview (Channel 15), Sky (315), Freesat (Channel 300), Virgin Media (Channel 428) and TalkTalk TV (Channel 320), also, where applicable, the channel will be available in High Definition with The Wind Rises also being broadcast in HD.

The Wind Rises is currently available on DVD and Blu-ray within the UK; so if you can’t wait to watch it on TV then you could always go out and get it today.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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