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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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  (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 Ôtake ... Kurokawa's Wife (voice: Japanese version)
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)
Steve Alpert ... Castorp (voice)

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

Nicholas Guest ... Additional Voices (voice)

Richard Steven Horvitz ... Additional Voices (voice)

Rif Hutton ... Additional Voices (voice)
Hrvoje Klecz ... Caproni (voice)

Matthew Labyorteaux ... Additional Voices (voice)
Michelle Ruff ... Additional Voices (voice)

Byron Thames ... Additional Voices (voice)

David Zyler ... Additional Voices (voice)

Directed by
Hayao Miyazaki 
Writing credits
Hayao Miyazaki (comic)

Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)

Mike Jones  screenplay adaptation (english version)

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)
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
Madoya Hoshino .... key animator
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
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
April R. Loutrel .... assistant to gary rydstrom
David Freedman .... special thanks

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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?

The song sung by Jiro , Castorp and others at dinner is "Das gibt's nur einmal, das kommt nicht wieder" " ("This happens only once, it doesn't come again") from the German musical comedy film Der Kongreß tanzt (The Congress Dances (1932) ).See more »
Continuity: After the heavy rainstorm, Jiro folds the umbrella that he and Nahoko walked under, but the umbrella shows no sign of being wet once the sun shines and Nahoko's father appears.See more »
Caproni:She was beautiful, just like the wind.See more »
Movie Connections:
Das gibt's nur einmalSee more »


Is this movie based on the novel of the same name?
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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Deeply beautiful, 6 March 2014
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

Miyazaki's swan song, most likely. It's an animated biopic of Jiro Horikoshi, a Japanese aircraft engineer who developed the Zero, the plane which would eventually bomb Pearl Harbor and do kamikaze attacks in WWII. The man himself was a pacifist (at least according to this film). Most of the film just deals with the man's love for flight, which obviously makes the story very dear to Miyazaki. In fact, a good portion of the film takes place in Horikoshi's dreams, where he can invent any crazy contraption. First and foremost, the film is gorgeous. Though it mostly deals with the real world, it finds the beauty in it. As good as the film is, it isn't one of Miyazaki's best. It's a little long-winded and slow (definitely don't take your kids to it, even if they're big Ghibli fans). Miyazaki kind of neuters the militaristic history of Japan at that time. You can feel some terrible stuff going on in the background, but, outside of the Germans, whom our hero visits at one point, all the characters whom we meet are perfectly nice people. I would have liked a more detailed picture of history at the time. Also, the romance that is depicted in the film, which is entirely invented, is a tad too maudlin (though it is quite nice up front). And, though I won't hold it against the film itself, the English language dub is awful. This may be due to the film's specific, Japanese setting, but I really felt the voice actors were just dull as Hell. I hate to say it, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead role is the worst. The least offensive performances come from Martin Short and Mae Whitman (the latter is a professional voice actress who is great on Avatar: The Last Airbender, though she is best known for her role as Michael Cera's dull girlfriend Ann on Arrested Development). I wish I had just seen the subtitled version instead (it was playing here, but at an inconvenient theater). I might like the film better seeing it subtitled. All those criticisms don't amount to too much, though. It's a wonderful film.

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