The Wind Rises is the 11th animated theatrical film directed by Hayao Miyazaki at Studio Ghibli. Based on Miyazaki’s own manga and the 1937 short novel of the same name by Tatsuo Hori, this is the story of Jirō Horikoshi, the aircraft engineer most remembered for his design work on the Mitsubishi A6M Reisen “Zero”, Japan’s famous World War II fighter aircraft.

Crew / Cast

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki

English Language Version

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin, William H. Macy

Director: Gary Rydstrom

Writer: Mike Jones

Exec Producer: Frank Marshall

Academy Awards

2014 Nominated, Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Golden Globes

2014 Nominated, Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film