A new movie from Studio Ghibli (nice fan site) "The Howl's moving castle" has just started promotion. It will come out on November 20th, yes, soon. However I heard Studio Ghibli do not want to make a big promotion, they want to keep the movie a mysterious one. Actually at my job, we are not allowed to use pictures, just logos on the introducing page. Here is some information in English. The theme is love and a war.
Hayao Miyazaki made Porco Rossoin 1992, the year after Big Bush started the Gulf war. That movie was a story of a guy who chooses to change himself into a pig, and turned his back on a society of fascism in the 1920s. To be honest with you, I do not remember the movie well, but I remember this old Chanson Le Temps des Cerises (ram) was the end theme. Do you know this sad song about "la semaine sanglante" (the week of blood). You may check the English lyrics here..
This time, Miyazaki releases this Howl's moving castle in 2004, the year after Bush Junior started the Iraq war. Then he chose this Sekai no Yakusoku as the end theme of movie. The poet Shuntaro Tanigawa wrote the lyrics. ( this introduces some of his poems ) . "Sekai no Yakusoku" means a promise of the world. I have not read or listened to the entire song of Howl yet; it might have a message of the director. By the way, this movie's original is UK novel by Diana Jones. Not an original story of Ghibli. I am not a fan of Ghibli. But as a big fan of Tokyo, I will update about Howl when I know more.