Review: 8.5 out of 10 stars.
Review is for the English dubbed version.
The Wind Rises is a refreshing anime without Hollywood chaotic CGI or flashy 3D. You can’t even tell the dubbed voices were from some well known actors/actresses. It’s most Japanese style by the fluid character drawing and a great story without being melodramatic, yet it’s enough to fly you to your dreams.
The excellent drawing is dreamy that you know it’s cartoon rather than “real” feel.
The story was told well about a young Japanese boy (Gordon-Levitt,) his dream of designing planes and through a few dreams over the years, met the Italian plane designer Caproni (Tucci.) He’s inspiring and is shown to help others without looking for rewards. He’s caring, genuine and sincere, polite and humble. He has kept his innocence yet is also serious. He’s articulate and intelligent and shows his great courtship and love towards the girl he loved, Naoko (Blunt), yet he’s passionate.
It’s earned the audience’s admiration for his fun and smart manners and intelligence. His life is filled with a few hardships but was overall lucky.
The writing and drawing were clean and real, even many scenes were comical drawing, you got the full picture. That’s the beauty of great drawing.
No after the credits.
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