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The Wind Rises

Kaze Tachinu (original title)


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The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises is the 11th animated theatrical film directed by Hayao Miyazaki at Studio Ghibli. Based on Miyazaki’s own manga and the 1937 short novel of the same name by Tatsuo Hori, this is the story of Jirō Horikoshi, the aircraft engineer most remembered for his design work on the Mitsubishi A6M Reisen “Zero”, Japan’s famous World War II fighter aircraft.

Year: 2013

Translation available: yes

Genres: animation, drama, history

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relevance grade


Inventions and Patents


World War II





Hayao Miyazaki

Film director

Hayao Miyazaki

Film producer

Toshio Suzuki

Film producer

Naoya Fujimaki

Film producer

Ryoichi Fukuyama

Film producer

Seiji Okuda




Hideaki Anno

Jirô Horikoshi (voice)

Jun Kunimura

Hattori (voice)

Mirai Shida

Kayo Horikoshi (voice)

Miori Takimoto

Naoko Satomi (voice)

Hidetoshi Nishijima

Honjô (voice)

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)


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