The Wind Rises

Touchstone Pictures
Studio Ghibli,
Nippon Television Network,
Dentsu, Hakuhodo DYMP,
Walt Disney Japan,
Mitsubishi, Toho, and KDDI
The Wind Rises
Kaze Tachinu

Official Japanese Theatrical Release Date: July 20, 2013
Official North American Japanese-Language Limited Theatrical Release Date: November 8, 2013
Official North American English-Language Limited Theatrical Release Date
: February 21, 2014
Official North American English-Language Wide Theatrical Release Date: February 28, 2014
 Nibariki, GNDHDDTK [Studio Ghibli, Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Hakuhodo DYMP, Walt Disney Japan, Mitsubishi (D-rights), Toho, KDDI] © 2013
North American Distribution: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (Touchstone Pictures)
Produced by: Studio Ghibli
Feature Animation by:
Studio Ghibli
MPAA Rating:
 Rated PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned ~ Some Material May Be Inappropriate For Children Under 13) for Some Disturbing Images and Smoking
Length:  127 Minutes

Cast and Characters
  Cast Character/Performance Notes
Matt Adler additional voice
Yumi Arai 'Hikoki Gumo'
Eva Bella Kayo Horikoshi young
Emily Blunt Nahoko Satomi
Zach Callison Jiro Horikoshi young
David Cowgill Flight Engineer
Darren Criss Katayama
Moosie Drier additional voice
Ronan Farrow Mitsubishi employee
Jackie Gonneau additional voice
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Jiro Horikoshi
Jennifer Grey Mrs. Kurokawa
Nicholas Guest additional voice
Werner Herzog Castorp
Joe Hisaishi piano
Richard Horvitz additional voice
Rif Hutton additional voice
John Krasinski Honjo
Matthew Labyorteaux additional voice
Holly Dorff Long additional voice
William H. Macy Satomi
Edie Mirman Jiro's Mother
Mandy Patinkin Hattori
Michelle Ruff additional voice
Martin Short Kurokawa
Byron Thames additional voice
Stanley Tucci Caproni
Mae Whitman Kayo Horikoshi
Mae Whitman Kinu
Madeleine E. Whittle additional voice
Elijah Wood Sone
Madeleine Rose Yen Nahoko Satomi young
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra score
Dave Zyler additional voice

Music by Joe Hisaishi
Conductor Joe Hisaishi

 Song Composer/ Lyricist Performers Notes
Das Gibt's Nur Einmal Lyrics by Robert Gilbert, Composed by Werner Richard Heymann © 1931 by Universal Music Publ. Group G
Hikoki Gumo Lyrics and Music by Yumi Arai Performed by Yumi Arai EMI Records Japan
Piano Joe Hisaishi
Score Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Award Year Winner/ Nominee Category Recipient Notes
Academy Awards 2013 (86th) Nominee Animated Feature Film Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki
Annie Awards 2013 (41st) Nominee Best Animated Feature Studio Ghibli/Touchstone Pictures
Annie Awards 2013 (41st) Nominee Outstanding Individual Achievement in Character Animation in a Feature Production Kitaro Kosaka
Annie Awards 2013 (41st) Winner Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in an Animated Feature Production Hayao Miyazaki


  • ‘Who Has Seen The Wind?’ original poem by Christina Rosseti, Japanese translation by Yaso Saijo


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