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Wings of Honneamise (1987)

Ôritsu uchûgun Oneamisu no tsubasa (original title)
Unrated | | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi | 10 March 1995 (USA)
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In an alternative Earth, a young astronaut participates in a controversial fledgling space program.

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Leo Morimoto ...
Shiro (voice)
David Thomas ...
Shiro (voice) (as Robert Matthews)
Mitsuki Yayoi ...
Riqunni (voice)
Patricia Ja Lee ...
Riqunni (voice) (as Melody Lee)
Steve Bulen ...
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Astronomer / Darigan / Launch (voice) (as Rudy Luzion)
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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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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$55,572 (USA)
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The first film produced by the anime studios Gainax and Bandai Visual. See more »

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Riquinni Nonderaiko: Do you think you can tell me more about the stars? I mean, being in the military, you probably don't have enough time.
Shirotsugh Lhadatt: I got time.
Riquinni Nonderaiko: I dreamt one that our children will fly off into space and actually found peace.
Shirotsugh Lhadatt: It could happen, if only the borders were gone. So what else have you dreamt of?
Riquinni Nonderaiko: Is it true there are soldiers who don't kill people?
Shirotsugh Lhadatt: Of course not, the Space Force doesn't kill people. Our job is to fly... to the highest heights! Imagine a world where man can find a new freedom, we ...
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1 December 1998 | by (Boston, Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

Sumptuous animation and an evocative musical score take one on a journey through a world whose similarity to our own is enhanced by its subtle differences.

The space race of the twentieth century is portrayed not only as a contest between war and peace, but also between mere subsistence existence and the drive to better ourselves. Add to that a touch of spirituality, and one has a deep, philosophical drama which thrives upon the freedom and beauty provided by animation.

The plot: Two rival nations are vying for political and military dominance. The much ridiculed fledgling space program becomes a pawn in this power struggle as one nation tries to use it as a propaganda tool and bait to lure its rival into war. No one expects a real, working rocket ship to be created.

At the center of the conflict is the brave, volunteer test pilot, who is transformed overnight from an air-force reject to the symbol of the new era. His physical ordeal of surviving the rigors of flight training, not to mention the assassination attempts, becomes secondary to his attempts to justify the vast resources expended on the project while people are living in poverty just outside the training center.

Finally, all worldly issues are transcended as the rocket actually lifts off (with stunning animation), much to the amazement of the troops fighting over its possession.


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