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Director:
Writers:
Hiroshi Mori (story)
Chihiro Itô (adaptation)
Contact:
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Release Date:
2 August 2008 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
Every day could be your last. Live life like there's no tomorrow.
Plot:
A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(5 articles)
DVD Playhouse--May 2009
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 11 May 2009, 11:22 PM, PDT)

'Wrestler' brings Venice fest to its feet
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 5 September 2008, 11:00 AM, PDT)

Japan anime duo wins at Venice
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 5 September 2008, 11:00 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
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Cast

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Rinko Kikuchi ... Suito Kusanagi (voice: Japanese version)

Ryô Kase ... Yuichi Kannami (voice: Japanese version)
Shôsuke Tanihara ... Naofumi Tokino (voice: Japanese version)
Megumi Yamaguchi ... Mizuki Kusanagi (voice: Japanese version)
Daisuke Hirakawa ... Aizu Yudagawa (voice: Japanese version)
Takuma Takewaka ... Uroyuki Shinoda (voice: Japanese version)
Mugihito ... Kyoku Yama (voice: Japanese version)
Hôchû Ôtsuka ... Honda (voice: Japanese version)
Mabuki Andô ... Fooco (voice: Japanese version)
Mako Hyôdô ... Kusmi (voice: Japanese version)
Hiro Shimono ... Pilot (voice: Japanese version)
Yoshinori Fujita ... Pilot (voice: Japanese version)
Ayumu Hasegawa ... Pilot (voice: Japanese version)
Oki Sugiyama ... Pilot (voice: Japanese version)
Fumie Mizusawa ... Call Girl (voice: Japanese version)
Tomomi Watanabe ... Call Girl (voice: Japanese version)
Kenichi Mochizuki ... Mechanic (voice: Japanese version)
Ian Moore ... Public Figure (voice: Japanese version)
Jill Sinclair Ito ... Visitor (voice: Japanese version)
Eija Niskanen ... Visitor (voice: Japanese version)
Joe Claire Bainbridge ... Newscaster (voice: Japanese version)

Joanna Newsom ... (voice: English version)
Clive Davies ... (voice: English version)
Beckey Folk ... (voice: English version)
Brigitte Duchemin ... (voice: English version)
Patric Mansfield ... (voice: English version)
Andrew Ballard ... (voice: English version)
Mary ... (voice: English version)
Olga Naga ... (voice: English version)
Denis Longley ... (voice: English version)
David Ridges ... (voice: English version)
Lucie Fischmannova ... (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuriko Hishimi ... Yuri

Chiaki Kuriyama ... Midori Mitsuya (voice: Japanese version)
Lucy ... Towa's Dog
Yukari Nishio ... Bus Guide / News Announcer (voice: Japanese version)
Pericles ... Towa's Dog
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... Towa Sasakura (voice: Japanese version)

Naoto Takenaka ... Master

Troy Baker ... Naofumi Tokino (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Doug Erholtz ... Blond-Haired Children (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Bryce Hitchcock ... Mizuki Kusanagi (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Kirsten Potter ... Fuko (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Cindy Robinson ... Towa Sasakura (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Stephanie Sheh ... Suito Kusanagi (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Yuichi Kannami (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Mamoru Oshii 
 
Writing credits
Hiroshi Mori (story and characters)

Chihiro Itô (adaptation)

Produced by
Tomohiko Ishii .... producer
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... executive producer
Toru Kawaguchi .... line producer
Seiji Okuda .... executive producer
Maki Terashima-Furuta .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
 
Cinematography by
Hisashi Ezura 
 
Film Editing by
Junichi Uematsu 
 
Art Direction by
Kazuo Nagai 
 
Art Department
Takashi Watabe .... art setting
Kumiko Yusa .... color setting
 
Sound Department
Ronni Brown .... foley artist
Sean England .... foley mixer
Pascal Garneau .... supervising foley editor
Josh Gold .... assistant sound effect editor
Scott Guitteau .... sound effects editor
David C. Hughes .... sound effects editor
Jessica Lemes da Silva .... foley recordist
Zach Martin .... sound recordist
Tom Myers .... sound designer
Tom Myers .... sound re-recording mixer
Clint Smith .... sound mix technician
Randy Thom .... sound designer
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi .... sound
Leff Lefferts .... assistant sound designer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Hisashi Ezura .... visual effects
Hiroyuki Hayashi .... CGI supervisor
Eldred Tjie .... digital artist
 
Animation Department
Tetsuya Nishio .... character designer
Atsushi Takeuchi .... mechanical designer
 
Music Department
Tomoyuki Asakawa .... musician
Kyohei Fukushiro .... music engineer
Kyohei Fukushiro .... music mixer
Fumito Hirata .... musician: piano
Akiko Ida .... music coordinator
Shiro Itoh .... musician: drums
Yuki Kanno .... percussion
Toru Kase .... musician (Bass)
Kenji Kawai .... musician
Shin Kazuhara .... musician: trumpet
Yasuharu Nakanishi .... musician: piano
Tomoko Nakano .... music producer
Yoshihiko Nishio .... composer: theme music
Mayumi Okuzawa .... music producer
Shigeru Otake .... music coordinator
Taeko Shimizu .... musician: vocals
Reiko Yasuda .... music producer
Emi Ôkubo .... music producer
Kenji Kawai .... music arranger (uncredited)
Kenji Kawai .... score programmer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rosemary Dean .... english subtitles
Tetsuro Shimauchi .... english subtitles
Ezra Weisz .... voice director
Isao Yukisada .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Hideaki Anno .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sukai kurora" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for material involving violence, some sexual content and smoking
Runtime:
122 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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Trivia:
Director Trademark: [[Mamoru Oshii] [Basset Hound]See more »
Soundtrack:
Kon'ya mo hoshi ni dakarete...See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
It takes an anime to see myself in the mirror!, 19 November 2012
Author: Kong Ho Meng

I have to try to write a short review to avoid spilling out any beans But all I wanted to say is, this movie is like a bible - its hidden meaning is totally unlike what it seems from merely its outer appearance. If you cannot think outside the box or if you cannot treat this anime as coming from a surreal genre that requires a high level of intellectual thought to peel off its layers, then you are not prepared to embrace its true power.

For those of you who are ready, just think of the Children and keep this thought throughout while watching this movie (which is understandably made at an ultra-slow pace). It forms the basis of the link between things happening in the movie against something that is already apparent in real life. If you need more clues, please read Oshii's interviews online on his intention of making this movie.

Otherwise, if you get any of the mind-blowing revelation, once you uncovered something along those lines, that caught me off-guard like a plane shooting up sky-high, you will probably feel that 10 stars are not enough for this masterpiece either.

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