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Log Post #1 | From: warpio | Posted: 11/21/2014 01:48:00 PMUpdated: 7/22/2017 06:57:04 PM
|This was okay I guess... some nice feels... very forgettable though.|
It had some really good quotes... here's my summary, highlighting all the parts that stood out:
A kid who is obsessed with airplanes has a shared dream with a famous airplane engineer. He wants to grow up to design airplanes too... since then, the famous guy, Caprino has been talking to him in his dreams... reminding him of this quote in another language:
The Wind is rising. We must try to live.
A few years later he meets a girl on a train... she saves his hat after it gets blown away.. Suddenly, a massive earthquake.. the girl's mom breaks her leg, and the guy decides to help them get home.
The village is on fire, and apparently this is part of Caprino's plan which the main guy is helping with... like, the wind needs to rise above Japan for his planes to work or something?
Later, the main guy (Jiro) is now studying in the rebuilt Tokyo. his classmates talk about how America is way ahead of them in bulding planes. Then the guy's sister, Kayo comes to visit him, complaining about how he never comes home... and also talks about that girl he met on the train.
Jiro's fighter plane design failed its test run, so the Japanese goverment desides to order an all-metal bomber plane design from Germany instead... Jiro's still more interested in designing his own plane. Jiro gets sent back to Japan, and then he has another one of his dreams and meets Caproni on a train.
Is the wind still rising?
Then I invite you to join me in my final flight. Come.they jump out into a grassy field, and ride a plane... he's taking his whole family/friends out on a joyride on this thing before it gets delivered as a bomber. He says that Italy is poor too, just like Japan, and that inspiration can help catch them up with everyone else.
Which would you choose, a world with pyramids or one without them?
Humanity dreams of flight, but the dream is cursed. Aircraft are destined to become tools of slaughter and destruction.
But still, I chose a world with pyramids in it.
Now he gets asked to design a cruiser plane... while walking around looking for inspiration, he meets the girl from the train again, but he doesn't recognize her. She's painting on a hill, and her umbrella gets blown away by the wind, he catches it for her than walks away... she runs into him again by sheer luck (and because they're staying at the same hotel) and thanks him.. she introduces herself: Nahoko Satomi..
Jiro stans on the edge of a decrepit old balcony reaching for a paper airplane he sees land on the roof... Nahoko sees him just as he almost falls, the plane falls too but then glides back up. Later they start playing with paper airplanes together, throwing it up to her balcony and her trying to catch it before it glides away..
When she accepts his marriage proposal, she tells him that she contracted the disease that killed her mom..
I've loved you since that day you rescued my hat.
I've loved you since the wind brought you to me.
Jiro goes back to work with a new design, and he finds out the japanese police have been going after (kidnapping, or what?) engineers in the company that are no longer useful (or something like that?). The company boss tells Jiro about this corruption, and how Japan is being forced into fighting with the Germans against all the other superpowers. They will keep him safe as long as he's useful.. then he gets a telegram from Satomi... Nahoko has a lung hemmorage.. he immediately gets on a train to Tokyo just to see her for a few minutes, before having to go back to his important job... She then runs away from home to go to visit him while she still can... They get married right away so they can be together.
Jiro goes to test out his final design... just as the test run succeeds, he senses something about Nahoko... he dreams with Caproni again...
None of those planes will return...then tells him Nahoko has been here waiting for him...
Darling, you must live. You must live...</spoiler>