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Jiro Horikoshi

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Jiro Horikoshi (born 22 June 1903, and died 11 January 1982) is an airplane designer and the protagonist in the Studio Ghibli movie, The Wind Rises.

He has been responsible for three airplane designs - Mitsubishi A5M (seen being tested in the movie) and Mitsubishi A6M (seen in one of the last dreams of Jiro with Caproni).


Jiro Horikoshi is physically very similar to Tatsuo Kusakabe, from My Neighbor Totoro. He has dark, messy hair and wears round glasses. He has white skin and dark eyes.

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