The Wind Rises parents guide

The Wind Rises

The winds of war allow the design dreams of a young aerospace engineer to take flight.

Overall A-

As Japan becomes involved in the events of World War II, a young engineer named Jiro Horikoshi (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt) uses his unique design skills to create fighter planes.

Release date February 21, 2014

Violence C
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B
Substance Use C

Why is The Wind Rises rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Wind Rises PG-13 for some disturbing images and smoking.

Run Time: 126 minutes

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The Wind Rises
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Wind Rises rated PG-13? The Wind Rises is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some disturbing images and smoking.

Violence: A city is hit by an earthquake that injures many and starts a massive fire—much destruction is shown. Airplanes carrying guns and bombs are depicted. Many airplanes crash and burst into flames, either because of poor design or war violence. Death is implied from test-flight accidents, disease, war battles and natural disasters. Some blood is shown. School kids bully one another and a fight breaks out. Impoverished people are shown. A character hides from the secret police.

Sexual Content:

- A bride invites her new husband to lie beside her in bed. Couples kiss.


- Infrequent use of mild profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Main characters are frequently shown smoking. Alcohol is consumed in social settings.

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The Wind Rises
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Mature Theme, Tobacco Use/Promotion.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Violence, Tobacco Use.
Quebec G
Martimes G
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Cast and Crew

The Wind Rises is directed by Hayao Miyazaki and stars (English Language Version) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Jennifer Grey..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Wind Rises movie is November 18, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Wind Rises
Release Date: 18 November 2014
The Wind Rises releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD) with the following extras:
- The Wind Rises: Behind the Microphone
- Original Japanese Trailers and TV Spots
- Announcement of the Completion of the Film

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Director Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli have also brought to the big screen: The Secret World of Arrietty, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro.

The strength of Japan’s fighter planes is shown in the WWII movie Tora! Tora! Tora! The movis Emperor takes a sympathetic look at the plight of Japan after the US ended the war by dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

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