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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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Chikao Ohtsuka ...
Gnomm (voice)
Gnomm (voice) (as Alfred Thor)
Yoshito Yasuhara ...
Nekkerout (voice)
Cop / DJ / Nekkerout / Photographer (1994) (voice) (as Warren Daniels)
Kharock / Noble / Reporter (voice) (as Arnie Hanks)
Shôzô Îzuka ...
Trainer (voice)
Airman / Barfly / Historian / Noble / PA / Trainer (voice)
Astronomer / Darigan / Launch (voice) (as Rudy Luzion)


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)  »

Also Known As:

Wings of Honneamise  »


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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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Meticulously constructed alternate world makes for one of my favorite movies
5 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

The only way I can describe how this film makes me feel is to compare it to a child watching My Neighbor Totoro. It is animation but not quite what you see everyday. It has a plot but it has subtle and even hidden depth.

To me this film is so good that it ceases to be "just anime" to become film art in the truest sense: it conjures up an imaginary world and makes it real, people have troubles and tribulations and we identify with them, everything comes to conclusion and we are changed by it and for the better.

For people think this is just sunday network cartoons two hours long I recommend watching this alongside Apollo 13 and/or Forrest Gump and try to find the analogies, you'll be surprised.

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