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The Sky Crawlers

The Sky Crawlers

Alternative Titles

English: The Sky Crawlers
Japanese: スカイ・クロラ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 2, 2008
Producers: Production I.G
Genres: Drama, Military
Duration: 2 hr. 2 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.461 (scored by 13253 users)
Ranked: #15662
Popularity: #1142
Members: 23,926
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The Sky Crawlers is based on a Japanese novel series by Hiroshi Mori. First published by Chuōkōron-shinsha in June 2001 and spanning five books, it follows the journeys and tribulations of a group of young fighter pilots involved in dogfight warfare, and is set during an alternate historical period.

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Adaptation: The Sky Crawlers

Characters & Voice Actors

Kannami, Yuuichi
Kannami, Yuuichi
Sinterniklaas, Michael
Sinterniklaas, Michael
Chevalier, Davide
Chevalier, Davide
Kusanagi, Suito
Kusanagi, Suito
Sheh, Stephanie
Sheh, Stephanie
Kikuchi, Rinko
Kikuchi, Rinko
Otsuka, Houchuu
Otsuka, Houchuu


Ishii, Tomohiko
Oshii, Mamoru
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance

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Aug 13, 2009
STORY - The Sky Crawlers is a thinking movie. It’s a cynical commentary where there is so much more going on underneath the surface than you might initially think. Walking into it with no real idea as to what it was about, I was both tried by its deceptive slow pacing and amazed by its eventual depth, relevance, and poignancy. The movie follows the life of Yuichi Kannami after he’s transferred to a small military outpost in a setting similar to WWII-era Europe. He and his comrades are fighting a war, but appear largely indifferent to both their occasional dogfights and everyday life. However, from read more
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Apr 24, 2013
Mamoru Oshii doesn’t make forgettable anime. Be it Ghost in the Shell or Patlabor 2, the man injects so much personality into his films that it’s impossible not to recognise his touch. There is, of course, his famous basset hound, but there’s also a poetic side that transports this viewer into the ether. I can’t tell if it’s just that his films are ageing like fine wine, or if I’m now of an age where I’m better able to appreciate what he’s trying to say, but whatever the case, he’s now one of my favourite film directors.

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Both contain beautiful visuals. Both with a skilled male pilot who encounters battles in the sky.
Aerial dogfights, lots of CGI. An unexplored setting with wars against unfamiliar foes. The story and characters are quite different though.

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Ending Theme

"Konya mo Hoshi ni Dakarete..." by Ayaka

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Poll: The Sky Crawlers Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
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08-16-14, 9:30 PM
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