The Wind Rises

Japan Release: 2013
Running Time:
126 minutes

The Wind Rises

Japanese Title

[Kaze Tachinu]

Distributor: Production:

Toho / Studio Ghibli / Disney / NTV / Dentsu / Hakuhodo DYMP / D Lights / KDDI



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International Title

The Wind Rises

Initial US Title

The Wind Rises
US Distributor: Touchstone (2014) / Time: 126 minutes

Alternate Titles

The Wind Has Risen
[Literal translation]




Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Writing credits Hayao Miyazaki
Produced by Toshio Suzuki
Executive Producer Koji Hoshino, Seiichiro Ujiie
Music by Joe Hisaishi
Cinematography by Atsushi Okui
Film Editing by Takeshi Seyama
Production Design by Yoji Takeshige
Jiro Horikoshi Hideaki Anno
Nahoko Satomi Miori Takimoto
Kiro Honjo Hidetoshi Nishijima
Kurokawa Masahiko Nishimura
Giovanni Battista Caproni Mansai Nomura
Hattori Jun Kunimura
Kayo Horikoshi Mirai Shida
Castorp Stephen Alpert
Kurokawa's Wife Shinobu Otake
Satomi Morio Kazama
Jiro's Mother Keiko Takeshita


Background and Trivia

  • Hideaki Anno, director of Shin Godzilla (2016) and the Evangelion series, previously worked with director Hayao Miyazaki on the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind in 1984. Anno's role on the 1984 production was to assist with directing the animation process itself. Hearing of The Wind Rises, Anno and producer Toshio Suzuki had a conversation about him directing some of the animation, with interest expressed specifically on the Zero fighter plane. To Anno's surprise, following conversations between Suzuki and Miyazaki, he was instead approached about voicing the main character in the film. Noted in volume 91 of Bungeishunju.
  • Hideaki Anno later reflected about the amount of involvement in playing the lead versus what he was pitched. When director Hayao Miyazaki first approached him he cited the role as: "He's a quiet guy and doesn't have many lines." Anno notes: "I believed that and accepted the job, but when I saw the storyboard, I was surprised.He was talking all the time, there was singing, and there was also French and German, so I was completely fooled!'' Discussed in Mynavi.