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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: 8.401 (scored by 8484 users)
Ranked: #1512
Popularity: #1253
Members: 19,764
Favorites: 104
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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
Tucci, Stanley
English
Tucci, Stanley
...
Castorp
Castorp
Supporting
Alpert, Stephen
Japanese
Alpert, Stephen
Herzog, Werner
English
Herzog, Werner

Staff

Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Original Creator, Screenplay
Matsutoya, Yumi
Theme Song Performance
Ohira, Shinya
Key Animation
Hisaishi, Joe
Music



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Mar 4, 2014
m0llerz
Hayao Miyazaki's last 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 who 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 interest in airplanes and the 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 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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Recommendations

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 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.

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Ending Theme

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

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