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Ôritsu uchûgun Oneamisu no tsubasa
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Wings of Honneamise (1987) More at IMDbPro »Ôritsu uchûgun Oneamisu no tsubasa (original title)

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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One of my top ten favourite films. See more (33 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Leo Morimoto ... Shiro (voice)
David Thomas ... Shiro (1994) (voice: English version) (as Robert Matthews)
Mitsuki Yayoi ... Riqunni (voice)
Patricia Ja Lee ... Riqunni (1994) (voice: English version) (as Melody Lee)
Steve Bulen ... General (1994) (voice: English version) (as Stevie Beeline)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Matti (voice)

Bryan Cranston ... Matti (1994) (voice: English version) (as Lee Stone)
Chikao Ohtsuka ... Gnomm (voice)

Michael Forest ... Gnomm (1994) (voice: English version) (as Alfred Thor)
Yoshito Yasuhara ... Nekkerout (voice)

Dan Woren ... Cop / DJ / Nekkerout / Photographer (1994) (voice: English version) (as Warren Daniels)

Tom Konkle ... Kharock / Noble / Reporter (1994) (voice: English version) (as Arnie Hanks)
Shôzô Iizuka ... Trainer (voice)

Steve Blum ... Airman / Barfly / Historian / Noble / PA / Trainer (1994) (voice: English version)

Stephen Apostolina ... Astronomer / Darigan / Launch (1994) (voice: English version) (as Rudy Luzion)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ... Dormuhot (voice)
Jan Rabson ... Dormuhot (1994) (voice: English version) (as Stanley Gurd Jr.)
Masahiro Anzai ... Majaho (voice)
Tony Pope ... Majaho / Tekatta (1994) (voice: English version) (as Anthony Mozdy)
Kôji Totani ... Tchallichammi (voice)
Christopher de Groot ... Tchalli (1994) (voice: English version) (as Christophe De Groot)
Simon Prescott ... Nerredon (1994) (voice: English version) (as Simon Isaacson)

Richard Epcar ... Cadet (1994) (voice: English version) (as Richard George)

Ellyn Stern ... Kovikh / News (1994) (voice: English version)

Arlene Banas ... Priest (1994) (voice: English version) (as Lena Gale)
Mari Devon ... Photographer (1994) (voice: English version) (as Jayne Allen)
Gorô Naya ... Noble 1 (voice)
Doug Stone ... Anchor / Cop / Interviewer / Noble (1994) (voice: English version)
Bin Shimada ... Yanaran (voice)
Kazuo Kumakura ... Toness (voice)
Kevin Seymour ... Launch / Market / Messenger / Photographer / Scientist / Toness (1994) (voice: English version) (as Dougary Grant)

Dan Martin ... Aide / Officer (1994) (voice: English version)
Joe Romersa ... Airman (1994) (voice: English version)
Wendee Lee ... Barfly / Newsreel / Walla (1994) (voice: English version) (as Wendee Day)
Mimi Woods ... Countdown / Test (1994) (voice: English version)

Jonathan Fahn ... Launch (1994) (voice: English version) (as Jonathan Charles)
Dyanne DiRosario ... Moll (1994) (voice: English version) (as Bambi Darro)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Phone (1994) (voice: English version) (as Dorothy Melendrez)

Tom Fahn ... Protestor (1994) (voice: English version) (as Tom Charles)
Jeff Frayer ... Walla (1994) (voice: English version)
Jill Lyons ... Walla (1994) (voice: English version)
Joe Montane ... Walla (1994) (voice: English version)
Anthony Santacrose ... Walla (1994) (voice: English version)

John Snyder ... Walla (1994) (voice: English version) (as Jack Emmet)
Thomas White ... Walla (1994) (voice: English version)

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 
Takashi Watabe 
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
Takashi Watabe .... layout artist
Kazuyoshi Yaginuma .... animator
Kazuyoshi Yaginuma .... layout designer
Satoshi Yamamoto .... animator
Noriyasu Yamauchi .... animator
Kinji Yoshimoto .... animator
Rei Yumeno .... layout designer
Nobuteru Yûki .... animator (as Nobuteru Yuuki)
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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121 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The first film produced by the anime studios Gainax and Bandai Visual.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
One of my top ten favourite films., 1 October 2009
Author: TheSteelHelmetReturns from Australia

My favourite animated film and sadly unappreciated is Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise. The story is set in a fictional world where space travel has not yet been achieved and based around a cadet from the Royal Space Force who wants to see that change despite his peers thinking it is a suicide mission as all previous attempts have resulted in death. Royal Space Force and Akira were the two big Anime that marked the rise of that subculture in the West during the late eighties. Unfortunately, it was Akira that received all the attention from the fan base as it catered to an adolescent audience more than Royal Space Force, which is a drama and has a slower pace… and it's a shame. Admittedly, I didn't get into Royal Space Force on the first watch – however, repeated viewings have made me realise this film is not only better than most Anime – it is one of my top ten favourite films along side 2001: A Space Odyssey. The story has a rich number of themes being explored – knowing your place in the world and then understanding how trivial we are in the context of the universe, it looks at religion, the military-industrial complex, the relationship between men and women, loyalty, self-respect and most importantly – following one's dreams. The soundtrack is perfect for this as is the wonderful animation by GAINAX, the studio behind Neon Genesis Evangelion – there's an amazing montage sequence towards the end of the film that is so ambitious it is up there with the jump cut from the bone to the space station in 2001. I love this film, it is my favourite science fiction and it is the film I would recommend first from this list. Watch it once, give it day then watch it again.

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