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.
The Wind Rises is an animated movie from Studio Ghibli and the last movie from one of the greatest creator of animated films ever, Hayao Miyazaki. The story takes a look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, a man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. While some parts of the story can be a bit slow at times, the truly beautiful animation and amazing soundtrack will keep you invested in the movie from start to finish.
If you want to see something genuinely gorgeous then “The Wind Rises” would be a great choice. The anime-style film is just stunning until the end, both during joyous and somber scenes. Who knew darkness could be so beautiful? Besides the pure gorgeousness we also get a great story with a few heartbreakingly emotional moments, which are made even stronger by the oh-so wonderful music. So if have some time, go and watch this film. You won’t regret it.
Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest directors alive to date, gives us another masterpiece, but sadly also his last. We are presented with yet another gorgeously stunning anime-type film, combining color and darkness so well it might just blow your mind. The story is equally great and you should be prepared for some heartbreaking moments. But don’t be worried, there are also a lot of joyful moments which will fill your heart with warmth. However, for some viewers out there, the movie might a tad bit too slow at some points, but we are sure everyone will be able to enjoy the adventure. To top it all off, you’ll be able to listen to some dazzling and delightful music. Go and take some time to enjoy this movie.