The Wind Rises

Kaze Tachinu

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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. From witnessing firsthand the growing antisemitism in Germany to fatefully reuniting with Naoko at a summer resort, 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 reality of the waning health of his beloved. As time marches on, he must confront an impossible question: at what cost does he chase his beautiful dream?

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English: The Wind Rises
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
Genres: Drama, Historical, Romance
Duration: 2 hr 6 min
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Toshio Suzuki – Producer
Hayao Miyazaki – Director, Screenplay, Original Creator
Kouji Kasamatsu – Sound Director
Eriko Kimura – Sound Director
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A tour de force signoff for one of the most memorable anime directors ever with meaningful themes that relate to his career and life.


Miyazaki’s passion really shines in this movie. It lacks the usual Ghibli fantasy, but makes up for that with it’s simple desire to be told.


Your dad’s favorite Ghibli film.


Did you know Miyazaki likes airplanes? Well, he does. A lot. This is really beautifully written historical fiction. Fantastic soundtrack.


My favorite Miyazaki film. All about finding joy in life despite failed dreams and disappointments.


Great historical movie about the person who designed the Zero fighter plane


This entire thing has such a smooth order and details were on point, the first scene impressed me the most. The movie is so wonderful.



    Anime was a mistake