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
I haven't written an anime review for a long time, but this one being a Studio Ghibli film and being the last movie Hayao Miyazaki will ever direct, have made me finally watched it on this vary night. The Wind Rises, is a beautiful movie. The characters are each special in every way you can say. From Jiro to his dreams of creating something truly beautiful, yet knowing that the use of his creation is not... read more