English dubbed “The Wind Rises” (風立ちぬ) opens soon

Most of my students have already seen 「風立ちぬ」, which opened in Japanese theaters in July. The English dubbed version, “The Wind Rises”,  is opening in wide release in the US in February.

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‘The Wind Rises': the beauty and controversy of Miyazaki’s final film”

and practice Noticing, summarizing, and discussion-question-making skills. Why is this movie controversial? What do you, as the young generation of Japan, think about the controversy? Hayao Miyazaki’s movies almost always include messages. What is his message in this movie?

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