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The Wind Rises Details


In “The Wind Rises,” Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. Writer/director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.

  • Release date:February 21, 2014


Hideaki Anno
as Jirô Horikoshi (Japanese language version)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
as Jirô Horikoshi (English language version)
Emily Blunt
as Naoko Satomi (English language version)
Hidetoshi Nishijima
as Honjô (Japanese language version)
John Krasinski
as Honjô (English language version)
Masahiko Nishimura
as Kurokawa (Japanese language version)
Martin Short
as Kurokawa (English language version)
Mirai Shida
as Kayo Horikoshi (Japanese language version)
Mae Whitman
as Kayo Horikoshi (English language version)
Elijah Wood
as Sone (English language version)
Jun Kunimura
as Hattori (Japanese language version)
Mandy Patinkin
as Hattori (English language version)
Steve Alpert
as Castorp (Japanese language version)
Werner Herzog
as Castorp (English language version)
Shinobu Otake
as Kurokawa's Wife (Japanese language version)
Jennifer Grey
as Kurokawa's Wife (English language version)
Morio Kazama
as Satomi (Japanese language version)
William H. Macy
as Satomi (English language version)
Mansai Nomura
as Caproni (Japanese language version)
Stanley Tucci
as Caproni (English language version)
Keiko Takeshita
as Jirô's Mother (Japanese language version)


Hayao Miyazaki
Toshio Suzuki
Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
Screen Story
Joe Hisaishi
Composer (Music Score)
Takeshi Seyama
Yoji Takeshige
Art Director
Koji Kasamatsu
Sound/Sound Designer
Holly Dorff
Hayao Miyazaki
From Comic Book by
Katsuya Kondo
Character Design
Kitaro Kosaka
Supervising Animator
Koji Kasamatsu
Re-Recording Mixer
Michiyo Yasuda