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Kaze Tachinu

Alternative Titles

English: The Wind Rises
Synonyms: Kaze Tachinu
Japanese: 風立ちぬ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 20, 2013
Producers: Nichion
Licensors: Walt Disney Studios
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Manga
Duration: 2 hr. 6 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.181 (scored by 78,760 users)
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Ranked: #3582
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Popularity: #734
Members: 143,664
Favorites: 1,236


-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. 
report Recommended by xEWEx
Both are Ghibli films which focus on World War II. Unlike other Ghibli works, these anime are more realistic. Both have similar art and character designs, as well as tragic moment that make the watchers emotional. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both are about a brilliant young man and his journey through his professional career spanning across decades. The protagonists both have an intense passion for their work. this along with the romance themes throughout both cause these two animes to be very similar. 
report Recommended by anata_heart
Both are WW2 era movies from the perspective of mainland Japan exposing the human struggle and the reality that war is fought by people, each person has their own story and whether soldier or not, their own battle to fight. Lives are lost, and the human condition is all at once sad, maddening, frightening, desperate, yet meaningful. War is fought because there is something worth fighting for, the war may be wicked but the people still human; to stand up to a challenge and lose is better than to have never stood for anything at all, this is their humanity. 
report Recommended by Asylums-Impulse
Centred on the protagonists reconciling their direct or indirect involvement in an unfair war that brought harm to people and grief to their loved ones. They have bittersweet relationships that end tragically, but help them realize what love truly is and feels like. Against the grim backdrop of military conflict, the nature of love and the strength of humanity are investigated using acts of creative expression (i.e. Jirou’s passion for planes and Violet’s employment in emotional letter-typing). Personally, these anime featured moments that were tear-jerking enough for me to cry. 
report Recommended by RubyRouge
This anime relates to robotics; notes in terms of the main character. The main relation to the MCs is that they're both engineers. Both animes revolve around a story about following your passion. The only thing is that this one is much more mature and overall better rated. 
report Recommended by FujiWater2024
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. 
report Recommended by mike_197
Both are very good, and very emotional Studio Ghibli movies. 
report Recommended by Slugadubdub
Though Kaze Tachinu is much darker, both take place during pre and post-war eras and feature a coming of age story. Beautiful narratives and heavy focus on details of the time period. One distinct difference is that Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is much easier to swallow. 
report Recommended by bitchoujosama
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. 
report Recommended by DragonMiku
Both films tell a story of technical efforts (aviation and space exploration) intertwined with the life and goals of the protagonist. 
report Recommended by MisterTimor
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.  
report Recommended by Tshuki
A touch of history. A touch of fantasy. And a whole lot of Easter eggs for fans the respective protagonists and their works. Both films are fictionalised and embellished biographies of prominent Japanese historical figures. Kaze Tachinu focuses on the Japanese aerospace engineer who designed the infamous Zero planes used in WWII, with a largely linear storyline. Sarusuberi looks at the life around the artist famed for the woodblock print series 'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji', as a series of independent stories viewed through the lens of his daughter and pieced together in a mosaic-like way. Rich in historical detail of their respective eras, and with  read more 
report Recommended by Lemon
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. 
report Recommended by nucblus