Ranked #1425


Alternative Titles

English: Air TV
Japanese: AIR


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2005 to Apr 1, 2005
Premiered: Winter 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Pony Canyon, TBS
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.531 (scored by 96,662 users)
Ranked: #14252
Popularity: #183
Members: 169,228
Favorites: 2,354
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Kamio, Misuzu
Kamio, Misuzu
Kawakami, Tomoko
Kawakami, Tomoko
Kunisaki, Yukito
Kunisaki, Yukito
Ono, Daisuke
Ono, Daisuke
Toono, Minagi
Toono, Minagi
Yuzuki, Ryouka
Yuzuki, Ryouka
Kirishima, Kano
Kirishima, Kano
Okamoto, Asami
Okamoto, Asami


Hatta, Yoko
Hatta, Yoko
Nakamura, Shinichi
Nakamura, Shinichi
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Breeze
Kaze: breeze (かぜ~breeze~)
Jan 7, 2005
2 Town
Machi: town (まち~town~)
Jan 14, 2005
3 Whisper
Koe: whisper (こえ~whisper~)
Jan 21, 2005
4 Plume
Hane: plume (はね~plume~)
Jan 28, 2005
5 Wing
Tsubasa: wing (つばさ~wing~)
Feb 4, 2005

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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Jul 24, 2008
~ 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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Jul 28, 2007
If you’re into drama and supernatural anime, then Air is for you. I actually quite liked it, in fact, I like it better than Kanon 2006. There were similarities between the two, like for example, I though the two series had similar characters. Yukito was a lot like Yuichi and Misuzu’s story and predicament was a lot like Makoto’s. Air’s story is also made up of character arcs. I think Air has 3 or 4 character arcs and each arc focuses on one major character at a time.

It was a sad anime. The scene when Misuzu was crying out “mama!” has been embedded into my read more
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May 24, 2013
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 2, 2013
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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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.  
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