The Wind Rises is Hayao Miyazaki’s movie that is most about adults. Miyazaki said that this movie is a little harder than others, but that children who see it will eventually understand it. This doesn’t mean that young people can’t enjoy it.
The Wind Rises is a great movie by Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki’s reputation for bringing new ideas to Anime is truly amazing. The Wind Rises was thought to be Miyazaki’s last anime movie, but I was very impressed with it and hope to see more of his movies.
The movie is a historical biopic about Jirô Horikoshi. During World War II, he was the chief engineer of several different Japanese air fighter designs. And in this article, we’ll talk about a lot of the movie’s parts and try to figure out what makes it beautiful and what its message is.
Explained of The Wind Rises
The Wind Rises is an anime about Jirô’s life from when he was a young boy with dreams of making amazing planes to when he finally made the Mitsubishi A6M0 fighter plane. As a young boy, he was fascinated by Giovanni Caproni planes, which were made by one of Italy’s best-known aircraft engineers. This is where his dream came from.
When Jirô is an adult, he is put in charge of making Japan’s fighter planes better so they can be used in war. This bothers Jirô, who is against war and would rather his creations not be used in battle. Jirô is against war, but he keeps making warplanes for Japan because he thinks they are beautiful and is willing to ignore their role in the war.
Jirô even says in a meeting that removing guns from an aeroplane would help reduce its weight by a lot. Even though the scene is played for laughs at first, it is one of the few times when the hero says anything negative about Japan’s involvement. Jirô didn’t still have this way of thinking when he was a child and rushed to help a small boy who was being picked on.
After what happened, Jirô’s mother tells him that fighting is never okay. When the hero grows up, he finds himself surrounded by people who only see his skills as a way to make Japan’s military planes better.
Early on in the movie, it’s clear that Jirô is a dreamer. This is something that his fellow engineers, like his friend Hanji, often bring up to make fun of how much he cares about his work. In his dreams, he talks to Caproni while they are flying. Miyazaki adds to the dreamlike atmosphere by making landscapes that look like they are out of this world. The sky is full of beautiful clouds, and the sunsets are just right. This is also clear from the fact that people fly.
As shown in Spirited Away by Miyazaki, flying is used as a visual element to help show magical and fantastic things that make each scene feel full of wonder and awe. This is also used for the wind rises that show how amazed and happy Jirô and Caproni are to be riding one of his planes.
Most of the planes Jirô rides in these dream sequences are regular passenger planes, not fighter planes. This shows that Jirô is a peaceful person. He is only interested in making planes that fit with his goals as a design engineer, but his skills are used to make Japanese warplanes in the end.
Jirô’s dream of making beautiful planes is ruined when his designs are used to fight in World War II. We only see glimpses of Chihiro speaking out against the war, and Jirô seems to turn a blind eye so he can keep pursuing his dream. Throughout the movie, there are constant reminders that Japan is bombing countries like China and the U.S. This shows that this idea is important.
When Jirô is stationed in Nazi Germany and sees a Gestapo raid, he is aware of the terrible things Japan is doing and seems to think that his country is wrong.
Explanation of Jiro’s Relationship With Naoko
In the second part of the movie, Jirô meets Naoko again. He had met her before, during an earthquake. They fall in love and get married in the end. Despite what she says, she has gotten tuberculosis. The love story is meant to be like Jirô’s love of planes. When Naoko talks about her health, she is often honest, which makes Jirô take things for what they are. Jirô’s love for Naoko isn’t based on avoiding moral conflicts like his love for planes is. Instead, it’s based on human connection. Through their interactions and goals, both characters make each other stronger.
Jiro is bad because of how much he likes to design planes. His love for Naoko, on the other hand, makes him a better person because she is good. Because they both want to live together, Naoko’s struggle with tuberculosis is like Jirô’s struggle to finish his project.
What’s interesting is that they both seem to end up in the same way. Naoko loses her battle with her illness, and Jirô’s warplanes are just a way to get where he wants to go. In the end, Japan gave up and stopped fighting. Overall, when you look at Jirô’s love for Naoko through a microscope, it’s stronger than his love for planes and stands for a good love in his life.
Jiro Looking The Other Way For His Dreams
Caproni asks Jirô in one of his dreams whether he would rather live in a world with or without pyramids. This sentence is symbolic because of what it means. That is if Jirô could never let his dream die, would he ignore the fact that his creations cause destruction and chaos?
Caproni says that he wants a world with pyramids, but Jirô says that all he wants to do is make beautiful planes. Jirô’s statement shows more about the connection between admitting his corrupt dream and putting off the moment when he has to face his morality.
Jirô was a great engineer and artist, but he was sometimes morally blind, which is both understandable and wrong. Jirô was a pacifist who would never hurt anyone directly. However, he helped Japan make a vehicle that would kill thousands of people. But the movie doesn’t say for sure if Jirô is forgiven or not. In the movie, he is the main character and the one the audience wants to win. Even so, if you look at his actions in the story, you can see that his true intentions show the characters to be bad.
Ending Explained of The Wind Rises
In Jiro’s first dream, Caproni tells him that he can’t be a pilot because he can’t see far away. Instead, he should learn how to build planes. The second dream is a warning. Caproni thinks about how planes will always be used for war. This is one of my favorite lines from the movie. It shows how bad the world is and gets to the heart of the story.
No matter how good Jiro’s intentions are or how lovely his dream is, things can’t stay the same. Jiro can’t make aeroplanes without also making weapons. Only in his mind can his love for planes be beautiful.
As plans are made for the dream to come true, the plane I built turns into a curse and a tool of death and destruction. Jiro’s wife, Naoko, shows the same dimming light in her life and health. A chance meeting at a country hotel brings them back together years after the earthquake. The two have a beautiful summer romance that leads to deep love and engagement. But, as with everything else in this story, death strikes when Naoko finds out she has tuberculosis.
Her health gets worse as Jiro and Naoko get married and move in together. As Naoko’s health gets worse, she decides to leave Jiro. She goes back to a mountain sanatorium to stay in his mind.
During the 02’s test run, a gust of wind and a whisper from the mountains let Jiro know that Naoko has passed. At the same time, his plane, the 02, and his dream fly through the air, but he can’t see the sky. Even at the peak of his success, death’s power takes care of this great moment. His coworkers need to get him to think about how well the 02 is doing. In this war-torn world, this movie gets worse and worse all the time. Death and sickness are everywhere.