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Kaze tachinu (2013)

  • Rate: 8.1/10 total 5,502 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Biography | Drama | History | Romance | War
  • Release Date: 20 July 2013 (Japan)
  • Runtime: 126 min
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  • IMDb page: Kaze tachinu (2013)
  • Rate: 8.1/10 total 5,502 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Biography | Drama | History | Romance | War
  • Release Date: 20 July 2013 (Japan)
  • Runtime: 126 min
  • Gross: $3,346,735 (USA) (7 March 2014)
  • Director: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Joe Hisaishi   
  • Soundtrack: Hikouki-gumo
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital (Mono)
  • Plot Keyword: Airplane | Flying | Earthquake | Dream | Love

Writing Credits By:

  • Hayao Miyazaki (comic)
  • Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)

Known Trivia

  • Human voices are largely used as sound effects, such as engine roars and earthquake sound. 41 of 41 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The protagonist Jirô Horikoshi is a fictional character made from a mix of the actual lives of Tatsuo Hori, the author of the short story of the same name, and Jirô Horikoshi, the designer of the Zero fighter aircraft. The title comes from Hori’s translation of a quote from Paul Valéry’s poem “Le cimetière marin”. 26 of 26 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Hayao Miyazaki’s final animated film. 53 of 57 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The film is based on a manga Miyazaki authored in 2009. It was Toshio Suzuki who suggested to Hayao Miyazaki to adapt the manga into a film, when Miyazaki was interested in making a sequel to Ponyo (2008). 5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The song sung by Jiro , Castorp and others at dinner is “Das gibt’s nur einmal, das kommt nicht wieder” ” (“This happens only once, it doesn’t come again”) from the German musical comedy film Der Kongreß tanzt (The Congress Dances (1932) ). 5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • This is the first time Hideaki Anno has acted in a full length feature animated film. 13 of 17 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The original Japanese version of film poster shows Naoko painting alone on a hillside, her skirt billowing in the wind. The US version portrays the same scene, but adds Jiro leaning over to kiss her and a paper plane flying overhead. 4 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • In early 2013, the 72 year old Hayao Miyazaki announced that he would retire after the release of “The Wind Rises”, marking his sixth such announcement. Since then, many rumors have circulated stating that he has announced his return to feature films once again– however, these are unfounded and based on pure speculation from Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki. Suzuki himself has since stepped down as producer. 6 of 7 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Plot: A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Full summary » |  »

Story: Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. Written byOfficial site

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Naoya Fujimaki known as associate producer
  • Ryoichi Fukuyama known as associate producer
  • Koji Hoshino known as executive producer
  • Nobuo Kawakami known as producer trainee
  • Seiji Okuda known as associate producer
  • Toshio Suzuki known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt known as Jirô Horikoshi (voice: English version)
  • John Krasinski known as Honjô (voice: English version)
  • Emily Blunt known as Nahoko Satomi (voice: English version)
  • Martin Short known as Kurokawa (voice: English version)
  • Stanley Tucci known as Caproni (voice: English version)
  • Mandy Patinkin known as Hattori (voice: English version)
  • Mae Whitman known as Kayo Horikoshi / Kinu (voice: English version)
  • Werner Herzog known as Castorp (voice: English version)
  • Jennifer Grey known as Mrs. Kurokawa (voice: English version)
  • William H. Macy known as Satomi (voice: English version)
  • Zach Callison known as Young Jirô (voice: English version)
  • Madeleine Rose Yen known as Young Nahoko (voice: English version)
  • Eva Bella known as Young Kayo (voice: English version)
  • Edie Mirman known as Jirô's Mother (voice: English version)
  • Darren Criss known as Katayama (voice: English version)
  • Elijah Wood known as Sone (voice: English version)
  • Ronan Farrow known as Mitsubishi Employee (voice: English version)
  • David Cowgill known as Flight Engineer (voice: English version)
  • Steve Alpert known as Castorp (voice)
  • Hideaki Anno known as Jirô Horikoshi (voice)
  • Morio Kazama known as Satomi (voice)
  • Jun Kunimura known as Hattori (voice)
  • Hidetoshi Nishijima known as Honjô (voice)
  • Masahiko Nishimura known as Kurokawa (voice)
  • Mansai Nomura known as Giovanni Battista Caproni (voice)
  • Mirai Shida known as Kayo Horikoshi (voice)
  • Keiko Takeshita known as Jirô's Mother (voice)
  • Miori Takimoto known as Naoko Satomi (voice)
  • Shinobu Ôtake known as Kurokawa's Wife (voice)




Production Companies:

  • Studio Ghibli (as Sutajio Jiburi)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment
  • Hakuhodo DY Media Partners
  • KDDI Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • Nippon Television Network (NTV)
  • Toho Company

Other Companies:

  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment  funding
  • Dentsu  funding
  • Hakuhodo DY Media Partners  funding
  • KDDI Corporation  funding
  • Khara Corporation  animation support (as Studio Khara)
  • Mitsubishi  funding
  • Nippon Television Network (NTV)  funding
  • Tokuma Japan Communications Co. Ltd.  soundtrack
  • Walt Disney Studios Japan  funding


  • Cirko Film (2014) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Encore Films (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Golden Village Pictures (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Lumière (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Toho Company (2013) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Touchstone Pictures (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2014) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2014) (France) (theatrical)
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2013) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2014) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (2014) (Japan) (DVD)
  • Cinema Mondo (2014) (Finland) (all media)
  • Front Row Filmed Entertainment (2014) (United Arab Emirates) (all media) (Middle East, North Africa & Iran)
  • Madman Entertainment (2014) (Australia) (all media)
  • Nippon Television Network (NTV) (2014) (Japan) (TV)
  • Touchstone Pictures (2013) (USA) (all media)
  • Vértigo Films (2014) (Spain) (all media)



Other Stuff

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images and smoking



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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