The Wind Rises Reviews
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.
One of my heroes is Miyazaki Love your work.