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The Wind Rises is a fittingly bittersweet swan song for director Hayao Miyazaki. Read critic reviews

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A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.

Cast & Crew

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Jiro Horikoshi
Voice
Emily Blunt
Nahoko Satomi
Voice
Martin Short
Kurokawa
Voice
Stanley Tucci
Caproni
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Mandy Patinkin
Hattori
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Werner Herzog
Castorp
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William H. Macy
Satomi
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Mae Whitman
Kayo Horikoshi
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Jennifer Grey
Mrs. Kurokawa
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Hayao Miyazaki
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Koji Hoshino
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Geoffrey Wexler
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Frank Marshall
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Mike Jones
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  • Jun 03, 2016
    The animation is stunning. And it will give you the feels.
    Jeff L Super Reviewer
  • May 08, 2016
    "The Wind Rises" is the last film by Hayao Miyazaki released in 2013 about chief engineer at Mitsubishi named Jiro Horikoshi (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). He was responsible for the design for the Mitsubishi A5M aircraft and its successor which were used by the Empire of Japan during World War II. The film, like many Studio Ghibli animated films, are beautifully drawn with vivid colors and outstanding animation. Miyazaki has made some of the greatest animated films since Walt Disney in the 1930's leading up to his death. Horikoshi dreams of becoming a pilot, but due to his nearsightedness, he can never become a pilot. In one of his several dreams, he meets an Italian aircraft designer whose work he admires named Giovanni Battista Caproni (Stanley Tucci). Caproni tells young Horikoshi that although he can't fly, building and designing planes are more fun. He encourages him to build beautiful planes even if they will be used for ugly things like war. Horikoshi then attends Tokyo Imperial University and eventually graduates landing a job at Mitsubishi where he excells in designing planes. His friend Kiro Honjo (John Krasinski) also works with him. Honjo realizes the future of aircrafts and lampoons Japan for always being ten or twenty years behind the rest of the world. After the two go on a trip to Germany to see the work of Hugo Junkers, Horikoshi has some what of an epiphany. But before he is sent back to work he is sent on vacation where he runs into a woman he first met as a girl, Naoko (Emily Blunt). She has tuberculosis, but agrees to marry him. Although, most of the events in his life are fictionalized, it's still a wonderful story about passion for one's job and aviation. The pursuit of achieving your dreams even after several failures.
    Joseph B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2015
    Miyazaki's farewell is this lyrical, more adult and very personal project that, though technically splendid and paying an incredible attention to details, may be more appealing to himself as an artist than to most people, with also too many dream scenes that make it feel a bit repetitive.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 13, 2015
    Great movie visually and story wise. It is very gripping for an animated film. Doesn't matter what age you are most people should enjoy this movie.
    Jarrin R Super Reviewer

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