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Kaze Tachinu

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: Studio Ghibli
Duration: 2 hr. 6 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.291 (scored by 21342 users)
Ranked: #2242
Popularity: #925
Members: 38,584
Favorites: 203
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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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Adaptation: Kaze Tachinu

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
...
Caproni, Giovanni
Caproni, Giovanni
Supporting
Nomura, Mansai
Japanese
Nomura, Mansai
Castorp
Castorp
Supporting
Alpert, Stephen
Japanese
Alpert, Stephen

Staff

Suzuki, Toshio
Producer
Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Screenplay, Original Creator
Kasamatsu, Kouji
Sound Director
Matsutoya, Yumi
Theme Song Performance



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Mar 4, 2014
m0llerz
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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Dec 31, 2014
jzmcdaisy
As with my review of Ghost in the Shell, it's redundant to say that anything Ghibli or Miyazaki cranks out is good. Crank is even too harsh a word for the bliss that Ghibli films usually bring. I haven't seen many of them but The Wind Rises captivated me through and through, which unlike many films is the norm for Miyazaki, and as he has since retired I can confidently say this movie is a wonderful swan song to close the book of his career to. In addition to the rarity of me liking something and holding it up as good, the film had that read more
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Sep 18, 2013
Hidden_Joker
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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Apr 30, 2015
DragonFeather
This film has astoundingly beautiful animation, and while it seems to move slowly with no real action sequences or even ones that show the bombings for which Jiro's planes were designed and used, the movie doesn't actually need them. It is a rare accomplishment in which employing the usual method of "Show, don't tell" would have actually resulted in a gaudy display of war scenes and fire that has been seen many times before and usually fails to grant the audience any real understanding of the situation. The world isn't all black and white and sometimes we must simply "Try to live."

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Recommendations

Both movies embrace the art of flight, and have a very special magic-feeling to them. They are also both must see's of their time.

Also, Hayao Miyazaki. 
Both films are bittersweet swan songs from legendary filmmakers from Studio Ghibli. While Kaguya has more humor and employs a different art style, The Wind Rises is a little darker throughout, but both films are heavily thematic and convey the themes in beautiful, subtle ways, and if you love one, you'll love the other. Also, both films have amazing soundtracks done by the great Joe Hisaishi. 
Both films tell a story of technical efforts (aviation and space exploration) intertwined with the life and goals of the protagonist. 
Both these titles are deceptively simple at first glance, but while one is based loosely on a true story and the other is science fiction, they are similarly thought-provoking and tragic. If you were touched by one, you may enjoy the other as well. 
-Flying/planes is the main theme in both movies.
-In both movies the main character is based on a real person.
-Both are Hayao Miyazaki movies.

Main difference
-In The Wind Rises the mc designs planes and in Porco Rosso the mc flies a plane. 
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Both are works about discovering ones path in life and pursuing it with all one has.

The pacing of both of these works is very similar - starts slowly and increases with time. Both contain light romance, that doesn't overpower the main theme and adds to it instead. Both have strong willed protagonists, who dream about their own work.

Both have surreal moments that merge perfectly with reality forming an interesting and fun to watch movie! It's very motivating.


 

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Ending Theme

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

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