Ranked #958

Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa

Alternative Titles

English: Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise
Synonyms: Wing of Royal Space Troop Honneamise, Star Quest
Japanese: 王立宇宙軍 オネアミスの翼


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 14, 1987
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: Gainax
Source: Original
Duration: 2 hr. 1 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.741 (scored by 7,128 users)
Ranked: #9582
Popularity: #2062
Members: 15,391
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Surrounded by a cynical public and corrupt, manipulative State leaders, the Royal Space Force (RSF) is largely viewed as a joke as well as a waste of precious money and resources. After a chance meeting with a young, empathetic woman reencourages cadet Shiro Lhadatt to become the first man in space, the RSF cadets and a team of aging scientists rush to complete their epic launch before the military uses their space program as bait to start an all-out war.

(Source: ANN)


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Lhadatt, Shirotsugh
Lhadatt, Shirotsugh
Morimoto, Leo
Morimoto, Leo
Nonderaiko, Riquinni
Nonderaiko, Riquinni
Yayoi, Mitsuki
Yayoi, Mitsuki
Tohn, Matti
Tohn, Matti
Sogabe, Kazuyuki
Sogabe, Kazuyuki
General Khaidenn
General Khaidenn
Uchida, Minoru
Uchida, Minoru


Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Inoue, Hiroaki
Inoue, Hiroaki
Yamaga, Hiroyuki
Yamaga, Hiroyuki
Director, Script, Screenplay, Planning, Creator
Anno, Hideaki
Anno, Hideaki
Layout, Animation Director, Special Effects

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Jun 24, 2008
Wings of Honneamise is a perhaps one of the most underrated and under-appreciated animes ever made. It is clearly made for adults, not due to vulgarity or gratuitous violence, but due to its moral ambitions and its seriousness.

Ahead of its time. Amazing storytelling, a cut above almost every other anime out there, save for maybe Miyazaki and Satoshi Kon. The young director of this film really knew his stuff.

The art style is a bit old, but by no means is it bad. It is extremely detailed at times, and the animation is very fluid and stunning. I'd say it's around AKIRA quality.

Sadly, the weakest link read more
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Apr 16, 2008
Wow. I can't believe no one has written a review for this movie yet. I'd have to say that, based on its current 7.8 rating, it's slightly underrated. I myself would call it a masterpiece, but keeping other people's tastes in mind, I give it a conservative 9/10. (See bottom for a quick summary)

What makes this movie stand out is its spot-on storytelling. For me, there's not a single dull moment from beginning to end. Fans of action may be put off by instances of character development in the middle, but the movie always picks read more
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Aug 15, 2013
The Wings of Honneamise stands as one of the best sci-fi anime movies ever created, on par with other great sci-fi anime movies the likes of Akira and Ghost in the Shell. Honneamise is the first feature length film by the legendary studio Gainax, and is a serious, but at times light hearted, inspiring, and experimental sci-fi story that doesn’t pander to Otaku. It’s a gripping tale about space, human history, destiny, political corruption, love, war, and religion.

The story follows our lazy, read more
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Dec 1, 2011
I...I just don't understand. I went in to this movie on the backs of dozens of glowing reviews expecting to be, if not blown away, at least in agreement that this was pretty good.

It absolutely was NOT. This movie is unique in that no scene has ANY effect on the ones after it.

A fairly major character dies in an explosion and then is NEVER mentioned again and his absence changes NOTHING.

None of the characters are developed at all and none of them have any identifiable motivations.

The main character suddenly goes from a bored, lazy guy to CAPTAIN GUNG HO SPACE MAN. With NO explanation as read more
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