The Wind Rises

Poster of The Wind Rises

Synopsis

Jiro Horikoshi, a young boy living in a provincial town, has a dream about climbing up onto his roof and flying away in a bird-like airplane, while wearing aviator goggles. After a while, a large, monstrous ship emerges from the clouds, and drops some anthropomorphic bombs on him. His plane is destroyed, and he plummets to the ground, then wakes up. Borrowing an English-language aviation magazine, he diligently studies it with an English dictionary, then has another dream where he meets Caproni, an Italian plane designer. Caproni is surprised that a Japanese boy has intruded in what he thought was his own dream, then realizes that airplanes are a shared dream they both have. Caproni tells Jiro that he can't fly a plane with glasses, but that building planes is better than flying them. Jiro wakes up and decides he will build planes.

Genres

Animation

Distributors

GOLDEN VILLAGE PICTURES

Produced In

JAPAN

Directors

Hayao Miyazaki

Director

Hayao Miyazaki

Director

CAST

Hideaki Anno

Actor

Miori Takimoto

Actor

Hidetoshi Nishijima

Actor

Masahiko Nishimura

Actor

Steve Alpert

Actor