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Ôritsu uchûgun Oneamisu no tsubasa
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Wings of Honneamise -- In an alternative Earth, a young astronaut participates in a controversial fledgling space program.

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Kevin Seymour (English dialogue)
Mary Mason (English dialogue)
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Cast

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Masahiro Anzai ... Majaho (voice)

Stephen Apostolina ... Darigan / Launch Crew / Astronomer (voice: English version) (as Rudy Luzion)

Arlene Banas ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Lena Gale)

Steve Blum ... Trainer / Noble 2 / Airman 3 / Barfly 2 / Launch PA / Historian (voice: English version)
Steve Bulen ... General (voice: English version) (as Stevie Beeline)

Bryan Cranston ... Matti (voice: English version) (as Lee Stone)
Christopher de Groot ... Tchalli (voice: English version) (as Christophe De Groot)
Mari Devon ... Photographer 3 (voice: English version) (as Jayne Allen)
Dyanne DiRosario ... Moll (voice: English version) (as Bambi Darro)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Woman on Phone (voice: English version) (as Dorothy Melendrez)

Richard Epcar ... Giant Cadet (voice: English version) (as Richard George)

Jonathan Fahn ... Launch Crew (voice: English version) (as Jonathan Charles)

Tom Fahn ... Protestor (voice: English version) (as Tom Charles)

Michael Forest ... Gnomm (voice: English version) (as Alfred Thor)
Jeff Frayer ... Various (voice: English version)
Shôzô Iizuka ... Trainer (voice)
Patricia Ja Lee ... Riquinni (voice: English version) (as Melody Lee)

Tom Konkle ... Kharock / Noble 1 / Newspaper Reporter (voice: English version) (as Arnie Hanks)
Kazuo Kumakura ... Toness (voice)
Wendee Lee ... Bar Patron / News Reel Narrator (voice: English version) (as Wendee Day)
Dan Lorge ... Minister Aide / Battleship Officer 2 (voice: English version) (as Dan Martin)
Jill Lyons ... Various (voice: English version)
Joe Montane ... Various (voice: English version)
Leo Morimoto ... Shiro (voice)
Gorô Naya ... Noble 1 (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ... Gnomm (voice)
Tony Pope ... Majaho / Tekatta Vendor (voice: English version) (as Anthony Mozdy)
Simon Prescott ... Nerredon (voice: English version) (as Simon Isaacson)
Jan Rabson ... Dormuhot (voice: English version) (as Stanley Gurd Jr.)
Joe Romersa ... Airman 4 (voice: English version)
Anthony Santacrose ... Various (voice: English version)
Kevin Seymour ... Toness / Photographer 1 / Market Man 2 / Battleship Messenger / Launch Crew / Scientist Long Beard (voice: English version) (as Dougary Grant)
Bin Shimada ... Yanaran (voice)

John Snyder ... Walla (voice: English version) (as Jack Emmet)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Matti (voice)

Ellyn Stern ... Kovikh / RN Narrator (voice: English version)
Doug Stone ... Noble 3 / Cop 2 / Scientist Bald Glasses / TV Anchor / Interview Director (voice: English version)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ... Dormuhot
David Thomas ... Shiro (voice: English version) (as Robert Matthews)
Kôji Totani ... Tchallichammi
Thomas White ... Various (voice: English version)
Mimi Woods ... Test Narrator / Countdown (voice: English version)
Dan Woren ... Nekkerout / Cop 1 / Radio Anchor / Photographer 2 (voice: English version) (as Warren Daniels)
Yoshito Yasuhara ... Nekkerout (voice)
Mitsuki Yayoi ... Riquinni (voice)
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Directed by
Hiroyuki Yamaga 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mary Mason  English dialogue
Kevin Seymour  English dialogue (as Quint Lancaster)
Hiroyuki Yamaga 
Hiroshi Ônogi 

Produced by
Hiroaki Inoue .... producer
Toshio Okada .... executive producer
Hirohiko Suekichi .... producer
Shigeru Watanabe .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ryûichi Sakamoto 
 
Cinematography by
Hiroshi Isagawa 
 
Film Editing by
Harutoshi Ogata 
 
Production Design by
Hideaki Anno 
Kamui Fujiwara 
Fumio Iida 
Jirô Kanai 
Mahiro Maeda 
Kenichi Sonoda 
Mamoru Sugiura 
Masayuki Takano 
Kazuyoshi Yaginuma 
Rei Yumeno 
 
Art Direction by
Hiromasa Ogura 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Takami Akai .... assistant director
Shinji Higuchi .... assistant director
Shôichi Masuo .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Shohei Hayashi .... sound recordist
Joe Romersa .... dialog sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Hideaki Anno .... special effects
Kunji Tanifuji .... special effects
 
Animation Department
Hideaki Anno .... animation director
Hideaki Anno .... layout designer
Tatsuya Egawa .... animator
Masaaki Endo .... animator
Kamui Fujiwara .... layout designer
Makiko Futaki .... animator
Chihiro Hayashi .... animator
Shinji Higuchi .... layout designer
Michiyasu Hiraga .... animator
Toshiaki Hontani .... animator
Yoshiyuki Ichikawa .... animator
Fumio Iida .... animation director
Fumio Iida .... layout designer
Yoshinobu Ineno .... animator
Atsuko Inoue .... animator
Toshiyuki Inoue .... animator
Ichirô Itano .... animator
Yoko Kadokami .... animator
Jirô Kanai .... animator
Jirô Kanai .... layout designer
Toshio Kawaguchi .... animator
Kumiko Kawana .... animator
Nobuyuki Kitajima .... animator
Katsuya Kondô .... animator
Toshiyuki Kubooka .... animator
Kitarô Kôsaka .... animator (as Kitaro Kosaka)
Mahiro Maeda .... animator
Mahiro Maeda .... layout designer
Masayuki .... animator
Tôru Misaka .... animator
Sadami Morikawa .... animator
Yûji Moriyama .... animation director
Akiko Nakano .... animator
Hidekazu Ohara .... animator
Hiroshi Oikawa .... animator
Tensai Okamura .... animator (as Yutaka Okamura)
Shinji Otsuka .... animator
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto .... animation director
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto .... character designer
Kunihiko Sakurai .... animator
Teiichi Shintani .... animator
Kenichi Sonoda .... layout designer
Mika Sugai .... animator
Mamoru Sugiura .... layout designer
Yasuko Tachiki .... animator
Masayuki Takano .... layout designer
Takao Takano .... animator
Kazuyoshi Takeuchi .... animator
Tomokazu Tokoro .... animator
Akiko Tsukui .... animator
Kazuyoshi Yaginuma .... animator
Kazuyoshi Yaginuma .... layout designer
Satoshi Yamamoto .... animator
Noriyasu Yamauchi .... animator
Kinji Yoshimoto .... animator
Rei Yumeno .... layout designer
Nobuteru Yuuki .... animator
Ken'ichi Ônuki .... animator
Tomoko Ôtaki .... animator
 
Music Department
Haruo Kubota .... composer: additional music
Yuji Nomi .... composer: additional music
Ryûichi Sakamoto .... music director
Shinichi Tanaka .... music mixer
Kôji Ueno .... composer: additional music
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ôritsu uchûgun Oneamisu no tsubasa" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
121 min
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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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Shirotsugh Lhadatt:Can anyone hear me? I'm the first man in space. If you look up, well, maybe you'll see it. Or at least please listen. We've left the oceans and climbed above the mountains. I'm flying. We've found the untouched realm of God. You have to look now it's your only chance...See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Excellent SF, 7 October 2001
Author: (tal_lap@bezeqint.net) from Israel

Wings of Honneamise is what you'd call a work of "higher" science fiction; just like the fantasy genre is divided into swords-and-sorcery books (such as the Dragonlance series or the crap David Eddings writes - sorry, couldn't help myself) and more mature writings, such as A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le-Guin and the works of Lord Dunsany and J.R.R. Tolkien, so the SF genre can be divided into "higher" and "lower" SF. Lower SF consists of large ships, big lasers, mechas, and is epitomized in the works of Edward "Doc" Smith, George Lucas's Star Wars trilogy and most animes out there. Higher science fiction, in my eyes, ,means Philip K. Dick, Stanislaw Ulam, and Wings of Honneamise, or WOH for short.

WOH focuses on man's first attempt to launch a manned satellite into orbit around the earth; only it's not our earth, but rather a similar parallel world. The space program is ridiculed by almost everybody, including the main hero, until he meets a religious young woman who changes his mind. We follow the hero's training for the program and watch as he slowly matures from the apathetic dropout he begins out as.

This movie is about a lot of things: war, religion, politics, courage, friendship and more. It's much more than a "man goes to space" sort of film, like "Apollo 13" (starring Tom Hanks) is.

The depth and realism of this movie is astounding. During one scene where there's an explosion and water flies everyway, you can notice a rainbow in the background, which fades as the water scatters. The world is highly detailed and even the physics is correct (I always suspend belief when watching SF movies, but this one does a good job of getting the science right, as opposed to almost every other movie).

The weakest part of this movie is the music. It's well written but poorly executed in parts - it's always embarrassing to hear 1987 synthesizers attempt to mimic orchestral instruments. Ugh.

Regarding the rape scene, which seems to upset so many people: this can be understood based on her faith. Blaming Shirotsugh would on the part of Requinni (I hope the name is spelled that way) be admitting that even as he goes to the stars man is imperfect, an admission she is not willing to make. So instead she decides to take the blame on herself. The scene is unrealistic perhaps in today's PC America, but Requinni is anything but today's PC America. Whether or not it suits the tastes of the viewer - that's another question.

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