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Air

Air

Alternative Titles

English: Air TV
Japanese: AIR

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2005 to Apr 1, 2005
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.581 (scored by 86738 users)
Ranked: #12792
Popularity: #132
Members: 148,909
Favorites: 2,190
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

drama romance slice of life supernatural

Synopsis

Yukito Kunisaki is on a journey in search of the Winged Maiden who was bound to the sky centuries ago, after hearing an old childhood tale from his mother. As Yukito shows his puppet show to people in an attempt to make some money, he finds himself in a small town in which he did not expect to stay very long. However, when he meets an unusual girl named Misuzu, things take a drastic turn as he is invited to stay with her.

By staying in the quaint town, Yukito soon becomes friends with the locals. As he gets to know them better, he learns of their problems and decides to help, putting his search for the Winged Maiden on hold. With his search on hold, and his growing attachment to Misuzu and the small town, will Yukito ever find the Winged Maiden, or is she closer than he thought?

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Air
Side story: Air in Summer
Alternative version: Air Movie

Characters & Voice Actors

Kamio, Misuzu
Kamio, Misuzu
Main
Kawakami, Tomoko
Japanese
Kawakami, Tomoko
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
...
Kirishima, Kano
Kirishima, Kano
Main
Okamoto, Asami
Japanese
Okamoto, Asami
Wittels, Stephanie
English
Wittels, Stephanie
...
Kunisaki, Yukito
Kunisaki, Yukito
Main
Mignogna, Vic
English
Mignogna, Vic
Vincent-Davis, Kira
English
Vincent-Davis, Kira
...
Tohno, Minagi
Tohno, Minagi
Main
Yuzuki, Ryoka
Japanese
Yuzuki, Ryoka
Vincent-Davis, Kira
English
Vincent-Davis, Kira
...

Staff

Hatta, Yoko
Producer
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Aratani, Tomoe
Episode Director, Chief Animation Director, Animation Director, Character Design, Key Animation



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Dec 6, 2014
Blec
Key is famous for creating lovable characters that you come to like, and then ripping your heart with feels. If you know anything about Key than you probably have heard of Clannad, Kanon and Air. Each of them are harems (one guy goes after several different girls and eventually ends up with one of them), and usually each heroine is given their own subplot. What makes Key better than 90% of these type of narratives is all of them usually amount to something; whether it is an overarching theme (Kanon) or an effective way to lead into something more (like Clannad After read more
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Jul 24, 2008
MedliSage
Air
~ The 1000th Summer...~

Story (9/10)
Air the story of Yukito Kunisaki, a young man carrying on his family's journey to find the "girl in the sky" and free her from a curse. Stumbling upon a sleepy coastal town, he meets three girls: Misuzu Kamio, Kana Kirishima, and Minagi Tohno. He comes to spend more and more time in the town, living at the Kamio residence with Misuzu and her adopted mother.

Some may know, others may not, but Air is based off an ero visual novel by KEY. Thus, each of the main heroines (Misuzu, Kana, and Minagi) each have different scenarios to explore. The short anime read more
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Feb 24, 2015
Jakeyy
A Clannad recommendation brought me to this anime series called Air. I don't regret watching this.
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~Story 8/10~

The story was very good, the adaption from the KEY Visual Novel "Air" payed off and made me feel emotional in the end. The plot about Yukito finding the Winged Maiden seemed impossible, but it had me interested in the story and I delved in to find out what happens next.

The development went really well but one of the episodes had me jaw dropped because of a certain event made by a certain characters' decision, but it didn't actually satisfy me and there were some parts in the anime read more
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Jul 2, 2013
CosmynX
To say the least, Air is definitely one of the more unique anime made by Kyoto Animation. Air is based off one of Key’s better known visual novels. However, compared to the other Key adaptations made by KyoAni, Air strives to do a lot more, in quite a few ways.

Like I’ve said, even with its limited half-season length, Air certainly doesn’t lack content, with quite a complex plot. And seriously, the bare-bones ideas behind Air are fantastic – extremely thought-provoking and intriguing. In all honesty, Air certainly could have become a masterpiece, in all dimensions.

Unfortunately, Air strives to achieve a little bit too much. read more
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Recommendations

also done by Kyoto Animation, and produced by Visual Art's/Key. Looking for sad stories like in Air? Kanon is your answer, but twice as long and just as good.
Both anime focus on a guy that doesn't know what to do with himself, and instead starts to help a girl fufilling her dreams. Also, the animations are quite alike, as they're both based on a visual novel by Key.
reportRecommended by Teddy - Add to favorites
Sola and Air are both tragic love stories riddled in mystery and supernatural abilities. A very short watch so if you prefer more drawn out anime then perhaps this is not going to be your cup of tea. If you enjoyed the way the writers choose to progress the story on an emotional level in one series then you're going to love it in the other. Similarly, if you hated how the director relied on mystery to keep the shallow love story alive in one anime you'll probably hate it in the other.
Both series share a similar style in theme and direction and an under lying plot that is emotionally heavy. They also share the same mix of character development, action, & romance throughout the series.
At first glance ef-a Tale of Memories and Air do not seem to have much in common, the first being more focused on romance while the second deals primarily with tragedy and family ties, however these titles have a similar atmosphere to them. Both are character driven through and through, the interaction between the characters is what advances the plot. These anime are highly emotional in the way they approach human relationships, a stellar soundtrack and flawless animation make them akin in more ways than one. Especially relevant is the attention to detail in the several scenes that feature the sky that are simply gorgeous both in Air and in ef-a tale of memories.
Has a laidback vibe to it like True Tears does, a strange girl, a realistic girl, and a girl who closes herself off from others. Progresses very well, highly recommended if you're into Air.

Opening Theme

"Tori no Uta (鳥の詩)" by Lia

Ending Theme

#1: "Farewell Song" by Lia (eps 1-12)
#2: "Tori no Uta (鳥の詩)" by Lia (ep 13)

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