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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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Wings of Honneamise  »

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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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General Khaidenn: Enough of this! Come down from there at once! We have to do this. I hate it as much as you do. I thought we could really do it this time. We can't do anything about this. Just forget it. Risking your lives? Well, it's just not worth it.
Shirotsugh Lhadatt: I don't believe this! What are you going to do? Just quit? If we stop here then we are a bunch of fools! That's plain stupid! Quit before the fight even starts? Where's the glory in that? What we've done is incredible. I'll still do it even if it means I die in ...
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Gainax's magnum opus
19 March 1999 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

Honneamise no tsubasa is one of the most experimental animated features I have ever seen. It had some amazingly detailed and beautiful visual designs, deep concept and storyline, unique scenes that had never been done before, and so much more. Gainax had done a tremendous amount of research for this title, as a result they succeeded in virtually creating a new world, complete with its own culture, costumes, architecture, tradition, religion, rituals, etc. The character animation may lag at certain points and the film's pacing may feel a little bit too slow from time to time, but they are just minor gripes if you consider the overall greatness of the film. The Anime also contains some wonderful scenes that are practically some of animation's most glorious moments. It has the best ending I have ever seen in an animated feature, in fact, the last 20 minutes of the film are amazing beyond words. You have to see this film yourself , and definitely see it more than once. This is the anime not just for animation fans, but everyone who likes great and grandiose space opera in line of 2001: Space Odyssey


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