The legend of animation Hayao Miyazaki spoke to Japan Times about his upcoming new feature Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises):
“I’ve been producing animated movies for the sake of children, so I wondered if I should make a film about a man who developed weapons. But whatever anyone does, nobody can cause no harm for their whole lives. It’s wrong to label people as wrongdoers because they produced weapons. It was wrong from the beginning to go to war, but as the Japanese opted for war, it’s useless to blame Jiro for it. Basically, engineers are neutral. For instance, automobiles can help people, but they can also hit them.”
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