KAZE TACHINU (風立ちぬ) is a Japanese anime film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿). It is the first film that Miyazaki has directed in five years; his last work was the 2008 film Ponyo / Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (崖の上のポニョ).
The film is based on the manga of the same name by Miyazaki, which is in turn based on a short story by Tatsuo Hori (堀 辰雄), a writer, poet and translator from mid-20th century (Showa period, 1936-1937) Japan. It is a fictionalised biography of Jirō Horikoshi (堀越 二郎), designer of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter aircraft which served in World War II. The protagonist Jirō Horikoshi is voiced by Neon Genesis Evangelion director, Hideaki Anno (庵野 秀明).