The story takes place in a alternate postwar period, in 1996, where Japan is divided. Hokkaido is ruled by the "Union" while Honshu and other southern islands are under US authority. A tall tower was built on Hokkaido, which could even be seen from Tokyo. In the summer of 1996, three middle-school students make a promise that they'll cross the border with a self-constructed plane and unravel the tower's secret, but their project was abandoned after the girl, Sayuri Sawatari, became mysteriously ill and transferred to Tokyo. Years later on the brink of another war Hiroki Fujisawa finds out that Sayuri had been in coma since then, and he asks Takuya Shirakawa to help him finding a way to wake her up. Written by
Against all odds, a promise will be kept.
20 November 2004 (Japan)
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La tour au-delà des nuages
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The unmanned aircraft in the movie is a futuristic design of the RQ-/MQ-1 "Predator" unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). See more
The sun... is taking its time setting...
That was a really special summer. But the world around me would betray me again and again after this. Since that day three years ago, I haven't seen Sawatari once.
Kimi no Koe
Music and Arrangement by Tenmon
Lyrics by Makoto Shinkai
Performed by Ai Kawashima See more