Ranked #231

Kaze Tachinu

Alternative Titles

English: The Wind Rises
Japanese: 風立ちぬ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 20, 2013
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Manga
Duration: 2 hr. 6 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.271 (scored by 30,768 users)
Ranked: #2312
Popularity: #847
Members: 53,515
Favorites: 361
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.

Synopsis

Jirou dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and thus unable to become a pilot, Jirou joins the aircraft division of a major Japanese engineering company in 1927. His genius is soon recognized, and he grows to become one of the world's most accomplished airplane designers.

Key historical events deeply affected the course of Jirou's life, including the great Kanto earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic, and Japan's plunge into war. He meets and falls in love with Naoko, grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjou, and innovates tremendously, leading the aviation world into the future.

(Source: Venice International Film Festival)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Horikoshi, Jirou
Horikoshi, Jirou
Main
Anno, Hideaki
Japanese
Anno, Hideaki
Kaburagi, Kaichi
Japanese
Kaburagi, Kaichi
...
Satomi, Naoko
Satomi, Naoko
Main
Iino, Mayu
Japanese
Iino, Mayu
Takimoto, Miori
Japanese
Takimoto, Miori
...
Honjou, Kirou
Honjou, Kirou
Supporting
Nishijima, Hidetoshi
Japanese
Nishijima, Hidetoshi
Caproni, Giovanni
Caproni, Giovanni
Supporting
Nomura, Mansai
Japanese
Nomura, Mansai

Staff

Suzuki, Toshio
Suzuki, Toshio
Producer
Miyazaki, Hayao
Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Original Creator, Screenplay
Kimura, Eriko
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Kasamatsu, Kouji
Kasamatsu, Kouji
Sound Director

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Ending Theme

"Hikouki Gumo (ひこうき雲) by Yumi Matsutoya



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m0llerz
Mar 4, 2014
Hayao Miyazaki's ultimate film is an accumulation of his life's work pieced together into his final masterpiece: The Wind Rises.

The film is based on a true story, that of Jirou Horikoshi. He was a japanese aeronautical engineer in charge of the design of the Mitsubishi Zero, the fighter plane used in World War II - specifically during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The movie begins by following Jirou at a young age and his dream to become a pilot. This is not the case because Jirou is nearsighted; nevertheless, we see Jirou's great interest in the Italian aeronautical pioneer, Count Caproni, as he becomes inspired read more
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Hidden_Joker
Sep 18, 2013
I had the good luck to be able to watch The Wind Rises on the big screen in a theater not long after it screened in Japan, for it had a theatrical release in Korea. Although due to the amount of controversy it was generating among Korean audiences (and a fair amount of hate, which I found was a bit too overblown after I finished the movie), the movie was only available in a few select theaters, I say it was quite worth the long trip I made to find a theater that screened this movie.

So, The Wind Rises is a movie that focuses on read more
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Flawfinder
Mar 1, 2014
It’s no secret that Miyazaki is a big giant grump who looks down on practically every part of anime culture that doesn’t include flying or trees, and while it’s true that allowing that abomination known as Project Ice to exist was a bad movie on the industry’s part, it would really help if he controlled his own fetishes when trying to show people what he thinks animation should be like. Whilst I’ve enjoyed everything he’s made before his (fourth) final film, it’s pretty clear that he’s been losing control when it comes to delivering what’s fun over what’s important to him and I’ve always feared read more
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rookieanimedude
Aug 16, 2015
The Wind Rises is director Hayao Miyazaki's swan song; the final chapter of his illustrious film career which features such captivating tales as Spirited Away. Inevitably, his last motion picture is going to be filled with sentimentality and tearful scenes.

The Wind Rise is captivating, but it does not reach the level Miyazaki's other works have.

Story (7/10): The Wind Rises details the journey of Jirou Horikoshi as he walks through the many stages of life. His central goal is to become an airplane designer, and much of the plot is spent detailing this process. Through flashback sequences where Jirou talks with a famous Italian designer in read more
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