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