The Wind Rises

Animation,Drama,History

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. During the WWII years, the Miyazaki family business manufactured aircraft parts, including the windshields and rudders used on the Zero.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hideaki Anno,Jun Kunimura,Mirai Shida,Miori Takimoto

Runtime: 126

This movie is one of Miyazaki's greatest achievements, and a worthy farewell piece for one of the great masters of animated cinema. His most adult and thought-provoking movie to date. It is the most serious movie Miyazaki has ever made.

The Wind Rises plays with light dreamy sequences and the harsher tones of reality. It is packed with so much emotion and internal struggle, it pulls at the heartstrings and doesn't let go for a long time.

The English voice cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt, who both perform perfectly, but this movie is even better in the original Japanese version.

by Darya hmv Milton Keynes