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Ôritsu uchûgun Oneamisu no tsubasa
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Masahiro Anzai ... Majaho (voice)

Stephen Apostolina ... Astronomer / Darigan / Launch (1994) (voice: English version) (as Rudy Luzion)

Arlene Banas ... Priest (1994) (voice: English version) (as Lena Gale)

Steve Blum ... Airman / Barfly / Historian / Noble / PA / Trainer (1994) (voice: English version)
Steve Bulen ... General (1994) (voice: English version) (as Stevie Beeline)

Bryan Cranston ... Matti (1994) (voice: English version) (as Lee Stone)
Christopher de Groot ... Tchalli (1994) (voice: English version) (as Christophe De Groot)
Mari Devon ... Photographer (1994) (voice: English version) (as Jayne Allen)
Dyanne DiRosario ... Moll (1994) (voice: English version) (as Bambi Darro)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Phone (1994) (voice: English version) (as Dorothy Melendrez)

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

Jonathan Fahn ... Launch (1994) (voice: English version) (as Jonathan Charles)

Tom Fahn ... Protestor (1994) (voice: English version) (as Tom Charles)

Michael Forest ... Gnomm (1994) (voice: English version) (as Alfred Thor)
Jeff Frayer ... Walla (1994) (voice: English version)
Shôzô Iizuka ... Trainer (voice)
Patricia Ja Lee ... Riquinni (1994) (voice: English version) (as Melody Lee)

Tom Konkle ... Kharock / Noble / Reporter (1994) (voice: English version) (as Arnie Hanks)
Kazuo Kumakura ... Toness (voice)
Wendee Lee ... Barfly / Newsreel / Walla (1994) (voice: English version) (as Wendee Day)
Dan Lorge ... Aide / Officer (1994) (voice: English version) (as Dan Martin)
Jill Lyons ... Walal (1994) (voice: English version)
Joe Montane ... Walla (1994) (voice: English version)
Leo Morimoto ... Shiro (voice)
Gorô Naya ... Noble 1 (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ... Gnomm (voice)
Tony Pope ... Majaho / Tekatta (1994) (voice: English version) (as Anthony Mozdy)
Simon Prescott ... Nerredon (1994) (voice: English version) (as Simon Isaacson)
Jan Rabson ... Dormuhot (1994) (voice: English version) (as Stanley Gurd Jr.)
Joe Romersa ... Airman (1994) (voice: English version)
Anthony Santacrose ... Walla (1994) (voice: English version)
Kevin Seymour ... Launch / Market / Messenger / Photographer / Scientist / Toness (1994) (voice: English version) (as Dougary Grant)
Bin Shimada ... Yanaran (voice)

John Snyder ... Walla (1994) (voice: English version) (as Jack Emmet)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Matti (voice)

Ellyn Stern ... Kovikh / News (1994) (voice: English version)
Doug Stone ... Anchor / Cop / Interviewer / Noble (1994) (voice: English version)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ... Dormuhot
David Thomas ... Shiro (1994) (voice: English version) (as Robert Matthews)
Kôji Totani ... Tchallichammi
Thomas White ... Walla (1994) (voice: English version)
Mimi Woods ... Countdown / Test (1994) (voice: English version)
Dan Woren ... Cop / DJ / Nekkerout / Photographer (1994) (voice: English version) (as Warren Daniels)
Yoshito Yasuhara ... Nekkerout (voice)
Mitsuki Yayoi ... Riquinni (voice)

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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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 »
Dr. Gnomm:I'll have you know that I was flying rockets before you were even an itch in your daddy's crotch!See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Review/Plot Summary, 1 December 1998
Author: Rainer Paine from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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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