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
"The wind is rising, we must try to live" - Paul Valéry A story of following ones dream and a bittersweet love. Follow Jirou in pre world war 2 Japan and his journey of making his dream come true by designing aeroplanes, but worry not this story is not only about aeroplanes. Story is good, a little slow but in a good way. Animation is excellent Studio Ghibli quality. Sound is good and fits... read more