Kaze Tachinu

The Wind Rises

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Synonyms: Kaze Tachinu
Japanese: 風立ちぬ
English: The Wind Rises
German: Wie der Wind sich hebt
Spanish: El Viento se Levanta
French: Le Vent Se Lève
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 20, 2013
Producers: Nichion
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Manga
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 2 hr. 6 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.121 (scored by 193769193,769 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4682
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #694
Members: 337,860
Favorites: 3,444

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Although Jirou Horikoshi's nearsightedness prevents him from ever becoming a pilot, he leaves his hometown to study aeronautical engineering at Tokyo Imperial University for one simple purpose: to design and build planes just like his hero, Italian aircraft pioneer Giovanni Battista Caproni. His arrival in the capital coincides with the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, during which he saves a maid serving the family of a young girl named Naoko Satomi; this disastrous event marks the beginning of over two decades of social unrest and malaise leading up to Japan's eventual surrender in World War II.

For Jirou, the years leading up to the production of his infamous Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter aircraft will test every fiber of his being. His many travels and life experiences only urge him onward⁠—even as he realizes both the role of his creations in the war and the harsh realities of his personal life. As time marches on, he must confront an impossible question: at what cost does he chase his beautiful dream?

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Before its release, director Miyazaki Hayao declared that Kaze Tachinu would be his final film. Like most of Miyazaki's films, it was the top-grossing movie of its release year, earning $113 million in the domestic box office in 2013. The film was controversial on both sides of the political spectrum because of its sympathetic portrayal of Horikoshi and its perceived anti-war stance. The film was nominated for an Academy Award, Miyazaki's third nomination.

The film has won several awards. In 2013 it won the Best Animated Feature during the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, during the New York Film Critics Online, during the Online Film Critics Society, during the San Francisco Film Critics Circle and during the Toronto Film Critics Association. Also in 2013 it won the Best Animated Film during the Boston Online Film Critics Association (which tied with Frozen), during the Boston Society of Film Critics, during the Chicago Film Critics Association, during the New York Film Critics Circle and during the San Diego Film Critics Society. During the same year it won the Audience Favorite – Animation during the Mill Valley Film Festival and the Best Family Film during the Women Film Critics Circle. In 2014 it won the Animation of the Year during the Japan Academy Prize, the Best Animated Film during the National Board of Review and the Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media during the Satellite Awards.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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


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Mar 5, 2024
The best way I can describe this film is eerily light. There's a degree of distance that the film takes from its subject matter, to the point that it's almost difficult to see this film and its setting for what it is: an engineer designing planes that would later be used as bombers, fighters, and, most notoriously, Kamikaze aircraft in World War II. It's not that the film doesn't acknowledge it - far from it, as the film never really lets you forget what's on the horizon and how these planes are going to be used - but rather that the film exhibits a sense ...
Mar 1, 2024
Mixed Feelings
"with the face like he's carrying the future of japanese aviation" (sleeps average)

Kaze Tachinu is a solid 9. Proof that more modern Ghibli films have become very toned-down and safe compared to past films. And I don't mean that there is less amounts of questionable over-work, I mean that the newer digital films are playing more the safe side in the part of its story telling.

Kaze Tachinu has the Ghibli touch, very apparent it's cleaner digital form, but sadly the story as well as the characters have trouble holding the same interest factor.

Ghibli in the digital age has grown to only highlight the flaws more ...
Dec 12, 2020
Considering that engineering’s about as hard of a science as they come, it’s rather ironic that Kaze Tachinu, a film about an aeronautical engineer, feels very poorly constructed and with far too many elements that weaken the overall strength of the narrative. Excessive attention is given to ideas and plot points that do not matter, but the basic points that you would think it would make sense to be the film’s schwerpunkt, end up feeling like they were overlooked to make room for pretty scenery.

The first issue with the structure I have is the scope of his life that is depicted. We see our main ...

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