Seeing Hayao Miyazaki's name pop up in a manga news may be a bit unusual, but then again, when did we ever write about stuff that's normal?... No, seriously, don't bother searching. So then, Ghibli's hoary old man Hayao Miyazaki is taking some time off from his usual animation directing duties - and from bashing Japan's otaku prime minister - in order to bring us another manga called Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises).Ghibli World
picked up the news this week, revealing that the Kaze Tachinu manga will run in the two upcoming editions of Model Graphix magazine - releasing on February 25 and March 25. Given said magazine's focus on scale models, it's only fitting that Miyazaki will use his expertise on military machines and World War II, to tell the story of Zero fighter
designer Horikoshi Jiro.
An English version of the manga is also possible to follow, as Ghibli World is hoping to release "personally registered, watermarked and 256-bit AES secured English translations for all those who purchase the magazines and legally agree on not redistributing it. More information on this"
, they say, "at a later moment."
Disclaimer: Just in case it wasn't obvious enough, the above picture is in no way representative of Miyazaki's manga. As much as we would love it to be...