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The Wind Rises (2013) More at IMDbPro »Kaze tachinu (original title)

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The Wind Rises -- In Hayao Miyazaki's farewell film, he takes a look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
The Wind Rises -- A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
The Wind Rises -- A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
The Wind Rises -- A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
The Wind Rises -- A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.


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Release Date:
21 February 2014 (USA) See more »
Ikineba. (We must live.)
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A must see for animation fans! Stunningly beautiful. See more (117 total) »


  (in credits order)
Hideaki Anno ... Jirô Horikoshi (voice: Japanese version)
Hidetoshi Nishijima ... Honjô (voice: Japanese version)
Miori Takimoto ... Naoko Satomi (voice: Japanese version)
Masahiko Nishimura ... Kurokawa (voice: Japanese version)
Mansai Nomura ... Giovanni Battista Caproni (voice: Japanese version)

Jun Kunimura ... Hattori (voice: Japanese version)

Mirai Shida ... Kayo Horikoshi (voice: Japanese version)
Shinobu Ohtake ... Kurokawa's Wife (voice: Japanese version) (as Shinobu Ôtake)
Morio Kazama ... Satomi (voice: Japanese version)
Keiko Takeshita ... Jirô's Mother (voice: Japanese version)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Jirô Horikoshi (voice: English version)

John Krasinski ... Honjô (voice: English version)

Emily Blunt ... Nahoko Satomi (voice: English version)

Martin Short ... Kurokawa (voice: English version)

Stanley Tucci ... Caproni (voice: English version)

Mandy Patinkin ... Hattori (voice: English version)

Mae Whitman ... Kayo Horikoshi / Kinu (voice: English version)

Werner Herzog ... Castorp (voice: English version)

Jennifer Grey ... Mrs. Kurokawa (voice: English version)

William H. Macy ... Satomi (voice: English version)

Zach Callison ... Young Jirô (voice: English version)

Madeleine Rose Yen ... Young Nahoko (voice: English version)

Eva Bella ... Young Kayo (voice: English version)
Edie Mirman ... Jirô's Mother (voice: English version)

Darren Criss ... Katayama (voice: English version)

Elijah Wood ... Sone (voice: English version)

Ronan Farrow ... Mitsubishi Employee (voice: English version)

David Cowgill ... Flight Engineer (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matt Adler ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Steve Alpert ... Castorp (voice)

Holly Dorff ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Moosie Drier ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Jackie Gonneau ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Nicholas Guest ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Richard Steven Horvitz ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Rif Hutton ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Hrvoje Klecz ... Caproni (voice)

Matthew Labyorteaux ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Michelle Ruff ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Byron Thames ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

David Zyler ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Directed by
Hayao Miyazaki 
Writing credits
Hayao Miyazaki (comic)

Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)

Produced by
Naoya Fujimaki .... associate producer
Ryoichi Fukuyama .... associate producer
Kôji Hoshino .... executive producer
Nobuo Kawakami .... producer trainee
Robyn Klein .... co-producer (english version)
Frank Marshall .... executive producer (english version)
Seiji Okuda .... associate producer
Toshio Suzuki .... producer
Geoffrey Wexler .... producer (english version)
Original Music by
Joe Hisaishi 
Art Direction by
Yôji Takeshige 
Sound Department
Lisa Chino .... dialogue editor (english version)
Howard Karp .... dialogue editor
Koji Kasamatsu .... sound engineer
Eriko Kimura .... adr director
Scott Levine .... digital editorial services
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Cheryl Nardi .... dialogue editor (english version)
Gary Rydstrom .... adr director (english version)
Brad Semenoff .... dialogue editor (english version)
Gary Summers .... sound re-recording mixer: English version
Matthew Wood .... adr editor: English version
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... supervising sound editor (english version)
Animation Department
Hiroyuki Aoyama .... key animator
Masaaki Endou .... key animator
Taichi Furumata .... key animator
Shôgo Furuya .... key animator
Makiko Futaki .... key animator
Hideki Hamazu .... key animator
Shunsuke Hirota .... key animator
Takeshi Honda .... key animator
Kazuki Hoshino .... key animator (as Madoya Hoshino)
Fumie Imai .... key animator
Takeshi Imamura .... key animator
Yoshimi Itazu .... key animator
Megumi Kagawa .... key animator
Katsuya Kondô .... character designer
Katsuya Kondô .... key animator
Tsutomu Kurita .... key animator
Kitarô Kôsaka .... character designer (as Kitaro Kosaka)
Hiroko Minowa .... key animator
Tomoko Miura .... key animator
Satoko Nakamura .... background artist
Akiyo Okuda .... key animator
Kazuyoshi Onoda .... key animator
Kiyotaka Oshiyama .... key animator
Atsuko Otani .... key animator
Shinji Otsuka .... key animator
Sachiko Sugino .... key animator
Michiyo Suzuki .... key animator
Atsushi Tamura .... key animator
Atsuko Tanaka .... key animator
Kazuhide Tomonaga .... key animator
Ken'ichi Yamada .... key animator
Hirômi Yamakawa .... key animator
Eiji Yamamori .... key animator
Akihiko Yamashita .... key animator
Masafumi Yokota .... key animator
Hiromasa Yonebayashi .... key animator
Hideaki Yoshio .... key animator
Shin'ya Ôhira .... key animator
Casting Department
Holly Dorff .... adr voice casting
Music Department
Tadashi Aoyama .... musician: Balalaika, Mandolin
Masayuki Chiyo .... musician (guitar)
Masayoshi Furukawa .... musician (guitar)
Suminobu Hamada .... music engineer
Suminobu Hamada .... music mixer
Joe Hisaishi .... conductor
Joe Hisaishi .... music producer
Joe Hisaishi .... musician (piano)
Hirofumi Mizuno .... musician: Accordian, Bayan
Joe Hisaishi .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Akio Ichimura .... production accountant
Takayasu Ito .... production accountant
Mike Jones .... adaptation (english version)
April R. Loutrel .... assistant to gary rydstrom
Tomofumi Otsuka .... production accountant
David Freedman .... special thanks
Tatsuo Hori .... dedicatee
Jiro Horikoshi .... dedicatee

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kaze tachinu" - Japan (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images and smoking
126 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

After the first screening of the film, director Hayao Miyazaki said it was the first time he ever cried during the screening of his own movie.See more »
Continuity: As Jiro enters Giovanni's plane by ladder, the ladder is not brought back inside when they close the hatch. But the next shot, the ladder is inside the plane on its side.See more »
Caproni:Inspiration unlocks the future.See more »
Movie Connections:
Hikouki-gumoSee more »


Is this movie based on the novel of the same name?
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26 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
A must see for animation fans! Stunningly beautiful., 20 February 2014
Author: rannynm from United States

This is a breathtaking masterpiece of art that allows your mind and heart to soar like the wind .The story is loosely based on the real life story of Jiro Horikoshi (Joseph Gordon- Levitt). He dreams of flying but, because he's nearsighted, decides to be a Japanese airplane designer. We observe his life from child to adulthood as he makes his dream plane and, in the process, falls in love with Naoko (Emily Blunt). Will Jiro create the beautiful plane or realize that the beauty he's seeking is right in front of him all along?

The film is a work of art. Hayao Miyazaki (Director and Writer) creates unique color palettes and designs. Since the movie takes place in the sky, the animators go above and beyond to hand draw backgrounds and movements for the planes. We witness them majestically soaring through the skies and you feel as if you're with them. The voice acting is well done. I think they portrayed the characters and their relationships exceptionally well. Much of the film focuses on the romance between Naoko and Jiro. Their connection is both loving and tragic. The film was first released in Japan, so American voice-overs are dubbed over the animation and yes, it can be distracting. They confront actual events that happened in Japan, such as the Kanto earth-quake of 1923 and Japan entering the war. I love the truth in this film. It doesn't shy away from talking about the real issues that happened during this time.

My favorite character is Mr.Caproni (Stanley Tucci) a historical Italian aircraft designer who is Jiro's mentor in his dreams. I enjoy Stanley's voice acting skills. He's one of those character actors who is fantastic at everything he does. The character himself is fascinating. He looks at aircraft not as a bringer of war, but a creator of dreams.

My favorite scene is the last dream sequence, after Jiro goes through a life changing experience. This is one of those bitter sweet endings, where you don't know what to think at first. You just need to take it all in.

The message in this film is, "Sometimes the outcome to your dream is not always what you expect." Jiro spends his whole life wanting to make his aircraft, determined to do anything to fulfill his goal. After a few sacrifices, he realizes his potential but it's not what he expects. Mr. Caproni then asks him, "Did you have a good ten years?"

I give this 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to 11 to 18-year-olds. This film shows people smoking and deals with serious issues of the time. This is a must see film!

Reviewed by Keefer B, KIDS FIRST Film Critic. For more youth reviews go to

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