-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.
-In The Wind Rises the mc designs planes and in Porco Rosso the mc flies a plane.
Both are Ghibli films directed by Hayao Miyazaki, so they have a lot in common, starting from the similar art and animation, as well as the soundtrack composed by Joe Hisaishi. Both anime also focus a lot on airplanes, with the main difference being that the main protagonist of Kaze Tachinu is an engineer and the main protagonist of Porco Rosso is a pilot.
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.
Even if both were made by studio Ghibli and both share the theme of the Japanese POV of WWII, The Wind Rises and Grave of the Fireflies have differences, for example, the former is more light-heart than the latter.
Still, even with the difference in atmosphere, both movies give an interesting outlook for western audiences how Japan was at the end of WWII. One tells the story of a young pair of children trying to survive the ruins of the constant bombing, and the other one is about the story of an inventor whose fascination towards his craft ended up creating, unintentionally, one of Japan's most known warplanes.
Anyone interested in Japanese culture and/or history should watch this films, as the portrayal of Japan in a period were they're commonly known as "the bad guys" as the protagonists, helps one see that some of them weren't warmonger, specially in The Wind Rises. read more
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.
Both are about a young man and his journey through his professional career spanning across decades with along a very little romance themes throughout both of them, so you have the same feeling while watching
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.
Both movies have starting setting in Pre - War Imperial Japan and both have tell us about bitter struggle of Japan in WW2.
When Kaze Tachinnu's MC is a Aeroplane Designer that designed Japan's greatest war machine in 1941, and tell us about some ambitions. Kono Sekai Katasumi ni is more about simple and common woman, simple and common life.
When Kaze Tachinu focused to Jiro's ambition to design greatest airplane and Japanese pre-war condition (started from Great Earthquake 1923), Kono Sekai Katasumi ni main theme is common people life in Great East Asia War.
But they share some great traits, like detailed setting about Pre-war Imperial Japan, great struggle and determination, and pure love story. read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 hints of magical realism; both pieces of work are expertly animated to fully bring out the charms of the characters and the time. read more