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Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa

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

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 14, 1987
Producers: Gainax, Maiden JapanL
Duration: 2 hr. 1 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

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Ranked: #9152
Popularity: #1969
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Synopsis

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)

Related Anime

Other: Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa - Pilot Film
Sequel: Aoki Uru

Characters & Voice Actors

Lhadatt, Shirotsugh
Lhadatt, Shirotsugh
Main
Morimoto, Leo
Japanese
Morimoto, Leo
Matthews, Robert
English
Matthews, Robert
Nonderaiko, Riquinni
Nonderaiko, Riquinni
Main
Yayoi, Mitsuki
Japanese
Yayoi, Mitsuki
Ja Lee, Patricia
English
Ja Lee, Patricia
...
Manna
Manna
Supporting
Lee, Wendee
English
Lee, Wendee
Murata, Aya
Japanese
Murata, Aya
General Khaidenn
General Khaidenn
Supporting
Bulen, Steve
English
Bulen, Steve
Uchida, Minoru
Japanese
Uchida, Minoru

Staff

Inoue, Hiroaki
Producer
Yamaga, Hiroyuki
Director, Script, Creator, Planning, Screenplay
Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
Character Design, Animation Director
Suezen
Animation Director



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Aug 15, 2013
UrameshiNHK
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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Apr 16, 2008
SpiralKing
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)

STORY
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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Jun 25, 2013
Lazhward
Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa (Honneamise) manages to flawlessly combine a man's personal story with a broad perspective on humanity as a whole. It shows how our small and seemingly meaningless lives still have an impact on others, and that this is something we should account for. Its presentation of how history leads up to the lives of every individual, and that each of us are a part of that history and should try our best in continuing it in the best way possible, is portrayed in a way not many works would manage to accomplish.

Setting
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Jun 24, 2008
RangFlash
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.

STORY
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.

ART
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.

SOUND
Sadly, the weakest link read more
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Recommendations

Both based on story about first space flights to unknown above. But freedom have much more deeper story and character development.
Both focus on and question the social effects of science and technology: can we say "progress" is always a good thing? Both anime investigate relationships between aspiring astronauts and their anti-technology counterparts, the main argument being that the money used to build extravagant spaceships could be used to feed, clothe and shelter the needy. In The Wings of Honneamise, however, the relationship feels much more interesting. Overall, if enjoyed the political aspects of Planetes then you're sure to like this too.
If you watched either of those you probably got this feeling that you have seen something special. Something that is not like what you usually see. Maybe it is because of the subject matter of each of the movies. Maybe it is because of the seriously good animation. Or maybe because each movie is realistic, yet not boring or mundane. But no matter the reason, they are both special, and you would not regret watching it. And... if you have seen one of the movies, you know there is some adult material in it, right? Not anything explicit, just not something that you should show to kids. Keep that in mind, the movies are similar in that aspect too.
Similar themes of peace. Or maybe nose thumbing at military Hawkism and ruthlessness. In both the main champ is supported by an old guy against the wishes of high military leaders. Maybe similar comedy styles too.
Pretty much any Gainax work have some common threads, but Honneamise and FLCL have a similar sense of sadness about them. This is due to both main characters having a dream/ideal can't really be met with their current lifestyles. Mundane life is expressed in both through a sense of directionless inertia on the part of the main characters. Both of the main characters also meet a woman (Riquinni for Shiro and Haruko for Naota) who change their lives. While completely different in style (surrealist/superflat vs. hyper-realism) they remain comparable in my opinion.
Both films tell a story of technical efforts (aviation and space exploration) intertwined with the life and goals of the protagonist.

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