21st of May 2023   |   News    |    Iran’s Documentary, Experimental and Animation Fil ، “The Wind Rises" ، Japanese Animation    |    161

"The Wind Rises": A dramatic, heroic image of the Japanese

Although the long animation “The Wind Rises" is presented in a children's form, its content is completely suitable for adults.

According to Iran’s Documentary, Experimental and Animation Film Center, the is a 2013 Japanese animated historical drama film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, animated by Studio Ghibli for the Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Walt Disney Japan, Mitsubishi, Toho and KDDI.

The Wind Rises is a fictionalised biographical film of Jiro Horikoshi (1903–1982), designer of the Mitsubishi A5M fighter aircraft and its successor, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, used by the Empire of Japan during World War II. The film was adapted from Miyazaki's manga of the same name, which itself combines elements from two unrelated sources; Tatsuo Hori's 1937 semi-autobiographical novel The Wind Has Risen and the life of Jiro Horikoshi.

The Wind Rises was the highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan in 2013. It received critical acclaim, with praise for its animation, music, and emotional weight, though some opinions were mixed regarding the film's subject matter.

It was nominated for several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year, winning the latter.