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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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  (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 ... Construction Worker (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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Also Known As:
"Ôritsu uchûgun Oneamisu no tsubasa" - Japan (original title)
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121 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:14A | Finland:K-10 | New Zealand:M | South Korea:15 | UK:15 | UK:PG (cut video release) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2015) (uncut) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16

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The first film produced by the anime studios Gainax and Bandai Visual.See more »
Riquinni Nonderaiko:Do you think you can tell me more about the stars? I mean, being in the military, you probably don't have enough time.
Shirotsugh Lhadatt:I got time.
Riquinni Nonderaiko:I dreamt one that our children will fly off into space and actually found peace.
Shirotsugh Lhadatt:It could happen, if only the borders were gone. So what else have you dreamt of?
Riquinni Nonderaiko:Is it true there are soldiers who don't kill people?
Shirotsugh Lhadatt:Of course not, the Space Force doesn't kill people. Our job is to fly... to the highest heights! Imagine a world where man can find a new freedom, we have to... I'm gonna be the one to find it!
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Excellent SF, 7 October 2001
Author: ( 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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