The Wind Rises

Lists: Animated, Anime, Studio Ghibli

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 590 (Rank from 2013: # 25)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Sean Kelly100(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10190(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread88(full review)Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 8
Aaron Leggo from Critical Critics80(full review)
FilmHamster80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
David Baruffi80(full review)
Minnesota Man75 - One you may appreciate more than you will like.
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Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes71(full review)

People Involved

  • Hideaki Anno (Jirô Horikoshi (voice))
  • Jun Kunimura (Hattori (voice))
  • Mirai Shida (Kayo Horikoshi (voice))
  • Miori Takimoto (Naoko Satomi (voice))
  • Hidetoshi Nishijima (Honjô (voice))
  • Mansai Nomura (Caproni (voice))
  • Masahiko Nishimura (Kurokawa (voice))
  • Steve Alpert (Kastrup (voice))
  • Keiko Takeshita (Jirôs Mother (voice))
  • Shinobu Ohtake (Kurokawas Wife (voice))
  • Morio Kazama (Satomi (voice))
  • Tatsuo Hori (Director)