Ranked #1371


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
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.541 (scored by 94,226 users)
Ranked: #13712
Popularity: #161
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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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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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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.

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