Inspired by the aesthetics of design and the freedom of flying, Jiro Horikoshi pursues a life dedicated to the creation of a beautiful aircraft. He labors from his childhood, filled with dreams of engineering, to adulthood as he creates an elegant, flightworthy plane—the Mitsubishi A6M Zero—that eventually is used for something quite different than he expected: war.
Story | 8/10
Fast-paced telling of a story that emphasizes the significance of dreams. "The Wind Rises" also leaves one in awe of the technological development of Tokyo, Japan during World War II. Though I found some parts of the story could have been a little further elaborated, the film itself is still a masterfully told tale. The story of "The Wind Rises" takes place during... read more
This was a beautiful movie. The animation was beautiful, the characters were great, and the story was one I had never seen told before. A lot of attention is given to Germany in the years leading up to WWII, but I've never heard Japan's side of the story. I loved watching as Japan tried to rebuild itself and as they tried to stay in the flight race. Most of all, what I loved was Jirou. He knew his dream from a... read more