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Wings of Honneamise (1987)

Ôritsu uchûgun Oneamisu no tsubasa (original title)
Unrated | | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi | 10 March 1995 (USA)
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In an alternative Earth, a young astronaut participates in a controversial fledgling space program.

Director:

Hiroyuki Yamaga

Writers:

Hiroyuki Yamaga (screenplay), Kevin Seymour (English dialogue) (as Quint Lancaster) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Morimoto Leo Morimoto ... Shiro (voice)
David Thomas David Thomas ... Shiro (voice) (as Robert Matthews)
Mitsuki Yayoi Mitsuki Yayoi ... Riqunni (voice)
Heidi Lenhart ... Riqunni Nonderaiko (voice) (as Melody Lee)
Steve Bulen ... General (voice) (as Stevie Beeline)
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Matti (voice)
Bryan Cranston ... Matti (voice) (as Lee Stone)
Chikao Ohtsuka ... Gnomm (voice)
Michael Forest ... Gnomm (voice) (as Alfred Thor)
Yoshito Yasuhara Yoshito Yasuhara ... Nekkerout (voice)
Dan Woren ... Cop / DJ / Nekkerout / Photographer (1994) (voice) (as Warren Daniels)
Tom Konkle ... Kharock / Noble / Reporter (voice) (as Arnie Hanks)
Shôzô Îzuka Shôzô Îzuka ... Trainer (voice)
Steve Blum ... Airman / Barfly / Historian / Noble / PA / Trainer (voice)
Stephen Apostolina ... Astronomer / Darigan / Launch (voice) (as Rudy Luzion)
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Storyline

On a far-off planet, a Kingdom tries to launch the planet's first manned spacecraft. This ten year old project not only faces funding and technical problem, but also is subject to political conspiracy and the neighboring Republic's aggression. It's all up to Shilo, the first spaceman to be, his friends and their faith to make the space program a success. Written by Tzung-I Lin <tzung@hugo.att.com>

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Trivia

The first film produced by the anime studios Gainax and Bandai Visual. See more »

Quotes

Marty: Sir, the launch pad's as ready as it's ever going to be.
General Khaidenn: Moment of truth... Return to countdown!
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Alternate Versions

The UK version had a 30 second rape scene cut to bring it down to a PG certificate. The UK DVD and Blu-Ray released in April 2015 restored the aforementioned rape scene, and was rated 15 accordingly. See more »

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Gainax's magnum opus
19 March 1999 | by ShenLongSee all my reviews

Honneamise no tsubasa is one of the most experimental animated features I have ever seen. It had some amazingly detailed and beautiful visual designs, deep concept and storyline, unique scenes that had never been done before, and so much more. Gainax had done a tremendous amount of research for this title, as a result they succeeded in virtually creating a new world, complete with its own culture, costumes, architecture, tradition, religion, rituals, etc. The character animation may lag at certain points and the film's pacing may feel a little bit too slow from time to time, but they are just minor gripes if you consider the overall greatness of the film. The Anime also contains some wonderful scenes that are practically some of animation's most glorious moments. It has the best ending I have ever seen in an animated feature, in fact, the last 20 minutes of the film are amazing beyond words. You have to see this film yourself , and definitely see it more than once. This is the anime not just for animation fans, but everyone who likes great and grandiose space opera in line of 2001: Space Odyssey


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$55,572

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,634
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Dolby Stereo | Dolby Digital (re-release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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