Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises gets English voice cast


Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises (which could very well be his final film before retirement) has been inching closer and closer to a domestic release after it’s fly through Japan. Shortly after getting the first US trailer for the film a few weeks back, we now have a full cast list for Disney’s English language dub of the film. 

The cast includes some heavy hitters, folks. Joseph Gordon-Levitt leads (it’s a big week for that guy), Emily Blunt, Elijah Wood, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, and even Werner F**king Herzog (you pretty much have to say his name like that each time). Although Alec and Hubert didn’t seem to love the film, I have to say it’s hard to brush off that cast. Let’s all hope it’s great when The Wind Rises flies into theaters February 21st.

[via USA Today]


Joseph Gordon-Levitt — main character Jiro Horikoshi

Emily Blunt — love interest Nahoko Satomi

John Krasinski — Honjo, Jiro’s college pal and fellow aviation engineer

Martin Short — Kurokawa, Jiro’s grumpy boss

Stanley Tucci — Caproni, Italian airplane creator

Mandy Patinkin — Hattori, senior designer at Mitsubishi

William H. Macy — Satomi, Nahoko’s father

Werner Herzog — the mysterious Castorp

Mae Whitman — Kayo, Jiro’s younger sister, as well as Kinu, Nahoko’s caretaker

Jennifer Grey — Mrs. Kurokawa

Darren Criss — Katayama, one of Jiro’s engineering colleagues

Elijah Wood — Sone, another of Jiro’s colleagues

Ronan Farrow — Mitsubishi employee