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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

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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Box Office

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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Trivia

In March of 1992 producers at Gainax had began planning on the sequel film Aoki uru with Hideaki Anno slated to direct. The project fell through a year later due to financial difficulties faced by the studio. However, Gainax has repeatedly attempted to restart Aoki Uru, and finally in 2013 got the sequel into production. See more »

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[Shiro has slept on a flyer for a prayer meeting and the ink has rubbed off on his face]
Tchallichammi: I can almost make out the address. A new love hotel? "Please come?" What's that supposed to mean?
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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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Unique, moving, beautiful.
25 May 1999 | by cheesboySee all my reviews

"Honneamise no tsubasa" is clearly the masterpiece of Japanese anime. I was lucky enough to see this film for the first time at the cinema, and I feel for those of you who have only been able to see it on video. What you miss is the immaculate artistry of the animation: the detail, the complexity, the invention and most of all the beauty. The opening credits are up there amongst my favourites (Vertigo, Delicatessen) not because of any originality - the use of pictures in credits have been done before (Days of Heaven) - but more because of the use of Japanese water painting of these images. It is also the blending of these images with the right music which makes the credits so exquisite. But also the great thing about this movie for all of us, is the wonderful story that is told. The use of a parallel earth in which the events occur is ingenius, it allows the story to remain in a sense inherently Japanese but also universal. See this film it is a gem


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