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Critically acclaimed anime film director Hayao Miyazaki during a recent press conference to celebrate the completion of his latest project, The Wind Rises, denied that it will be his last project, saying, "(Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki) likes to say stuff like that. I told him, 'A last testament is what you leave behind when you're dying, but I think I'll live a little bit longer.'" The film originally started out as a two-part manga mini-series back in 2009 called "Kaze Tachinu" and follows Jiro Horikoshi, who designed Japan's infamous Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane in World war II. The story also received a novel adaptation by Tatsuo Hori of the same name, which is made reference to in the film's poster tagline: "Show respect for Jiro Horikoshi and Tatsuo Hori. We must try to live." The Wind Rises is currently set to premiere in Japan on July 20th 2013.