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Wings of Honneamise (1987)
"Ôritsu uchûgun Oneamisu no tsubasa" (original title)

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In an alternative Earth, a young astronaut participates in a controversial fledgling space program.

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Credited cast:
Masahiro Anzai ...
Majaho (voice)
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Darigan / Launch Crew / Astronomer (voice) (as Rudy Luzion)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Lena Gale)
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Trainer / Noble 2 / Airman 3 / Barfly 2 / Launch PA / Historian (voice)
Steve Bulen ...
General (voice) (as Stevie Beeline)
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Matti (voice) (as Lee Stone)
Christopher de Groot ...
Tchalli (voice) (as Christophe De Groot)
Mari Devon ...
Photographer 3 (voice) (as Jayne Allen)
Dyanne DiRosario ...
Moll (voice) (as Bambi Darro)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...
Woman on Phone (voice) (as Dorothy Melendrez)
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Giant Cadet (voice) (as Richard George)
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Launch Crew (voice) (as Jonathan Charles)
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Gnomm (voice) (as Alfred Thor)
Jeff Frayer ...
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On a far-off planet, a Kingdom tries to launch the planet's first manned spacecraft. This ten year old project not only faces funding and technical problem, but also is subject to political conspiracy and the neighboring Republic's aggression. It's all up to Shilo, the first spaceman to be, his friends and their faith to make the space program a success. Written by Tzung-I Lin <tzung@hugo.att.com>

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10 March 1995 (USA)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$55,572 (USA)
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In March of 1992 producers at Gainax had began planning on a sequel film called "Aoki Uru" with Hideaki Anno slated to direct. The project fell through a year later due to financial difficulties faced by the studio, but the failure opened the door for Anno to produce his series, Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995). See more »

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Unique, moving, beautiful.
25 May 1999 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

"Honneamise no tsubasa" is clearly the masterpiece of Japanese anime. I was lucky enough to see this film for the first time at the cinema, and I feel for those of you who have only been able to see it on video. What you miss is the immaculate artistry of the animation: the detail, the complexity, the invention and most of all the beauty. The opening credits are up there amongst my favourites (Vertigo, Delicatessen) not because of any originality

  • the use of pictures in credits have been done before (Days of Heaven) -


but more because of the use of Japanese water painting of these images. It is also the blending of these images with the right music which makes the credits so exquisite. But also the great thing about this movie for all of us, is the wonderful story that is told. The use of a parallel earth in which the events occur is ingenius, it allows the story to remain in a sense inherently Japanese but also universal. See this film it is a gem


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