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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 87864 users)
Ranked: #12932
Popularity: #137
Members: 151,169
Favorites: 2,197
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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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Episodes

Episodes  13
Aired  Jan 7, 2005 to Apr 1, 2005
Status  Finished Airing
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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
...
Toono, Minagi
Toono, Minagi
Main
Yuzuki, Ryouka
Japanese
Yuzuki, Ryouka
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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May 24, 2013
vasili101
Air is a rather peculiar and unique anime to say the least, it’s indubitably one of Kyoto Animation’s most inventive and ingenious series to date. This evidently should come as no surprise since this is an adaptation of a prized and cherished visual novel made by the adept and adroit studio known as Key, a subsidiary of Visual Art’s.

Air is an anime that pertains to a select breed of anime that strive to relay a considerably greater amount of occurrences and revelations to the viewer than one would reasonably anticipate out of a mere half season series. It’s exceptionally high compared to what one of 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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Apr 27, 2013
Kiki-Redemption
Air ~ 1,000 Summer Review *

Well, I've wrote many reviews just not on here... And I have to say this may be a little harder to write. There's really nothing wrong with this show its a beautiful piece of art ~!!

Air was originally a visual novel published by Key and adapted into a 13 episode anime by Kyoto Animation (the same studio behind Full Metal Panic! and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya). The anime follows a young traveling puppeteer named Yukito, as he comes to a quiet town on the coast. Here he meets a number of the town's inhabitants, most of 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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