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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)

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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 an alternative Earth, a young astronaut participates in a controversial fledgling space program. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A bit slow, but has one of the best endings in all of anime. See more (33 total) »


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Leo Morimoto ... Shiro (voice)
David Thomas ... Shiro (voice: English version) (as Robert Matthews)
Mitsuki Yayoi ... Riqunni (voice)
Patricia Ja Lee ... Riqunni (voice: English version) (as Melody Lee)
Steve Bulen ... General (voice: English version) (as Stevie Beeline)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Matti (voice)

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

Michael Forest ... Gnomm (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 (voice: English version) (as Arnie Hanks)
Shôzô Iizuka ... Trainer (voice)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Snyder ... Construction Worker (voice: English version) (as Jack Emmet)
Thomas White ... Additional Voices (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
Ryuichi Sakamoto  (as 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
Ryuichi Sakamoto .... music director (as Ryûichi Sakamoto)
Shinichi Tanaka .... music mixer
Kôji Ueno .... composer: additional music

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Also Known As:
"Ôritsu uchûgun Oneamisu no tsubasa" - Japan (original title)
"Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise" - Australia (imdb display title), Canada (English title) (imdb display title), New Zealand (English title) (imdb display 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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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A bit slow, but has one of the best endings in all of anime., 8 June 2001
Author: Jeremy Bristol from Plattsmouth, NE

For all the flaws in this movie (actual or perceived), I have to admit that ending has stuck with me since I first saw the dubbed version five years ago. All that fighting, all that posturing--for what? No one end up caring, no one listens to their pleas for the end of violence. It is very easy to understand how these moviemakers were able to later make Neon Genesis Evangelion, which has many of the same issues (religion, an examination of the belief that some people have that "the way justifies the means," technology and the use and misuse of it by humans, etc.).

The biggest problem I have with the movie is the attempted rape scene and the victim's subsequent forgiveness of the perpetrator (the hero of the movie). I couldn't tell whether the filmmakers were being sarcastic of her religion or if they really felt it was a good thing for her to forgive him--or if they needed that scene at all. I bought the DVD, hoping that the director's commentary would shed more light on the subject--they spend more time discussing how the cels (of the girl naked) were stolen before they could give them to friends than they did explaining the purpose of the scene in the movie.

Another thing is that Wings doesn't completely break out of the anime mold to become a mainstream film--it occasionally slips into anime-style slapstick and there's a few too much insider talk (both in technological aspects and inside jokes).

Beyond that, it is a daring, engrossing but deliberately-paced animated film.

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