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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.

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Hiroyuki Yamaga

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

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wings of Honneamise See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$55,572
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Dolby Stereo | Dolby Digital (re-release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Bandai gave Gainax ¥800 million for the film. See more »

Quotes

Marty: Here's the pilot. Does he get a say in any of this?
Rocket Scientist: [to Shiro] And what is YOUR opinion?
Shirotsugh Lhadatt: I'd kinda like to live a while, so I vote for the safest way.
Rocket Scientist: Bah! Undue concern.
Marty: Oh, minor detail.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD release contains a deleted scene featuring Shiro and one of his friends talking about a bottled drink he likes. See more »

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Featured in Anime Abandon: The Wings of Honneamise (2011) See more »

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Meticulously constructed alternate world makes for one of my favorite movies
5 March 2003 | by afreytesSee all my reviews

The only way I can describe how this film makes me feel is to compare it to a child watching My Neighbor Totoro. It is animation but not quite what you see everyday. It has a plot but it has subtle and even hidden depth.

To me this film is so good that it ceases to be "just anime" to become film art in the truest sense: it conjures up an imaginary world and makes it real, people have troubles and tribulations and we identify with them, everything comes to conclusion and we are changed by it and for the better.

For people think this is just sunday network cartoons two hours long I recommend watching this alongside Apollo 13 and/or Forrest Gump and try to find the analogies, you'll be surprised.


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