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Air Movie

Air Movie

Alternative Titles

English: Air: The Motion Picture
Synonyms: Gekijouban Air
Japanese: 劇場版AIR

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 5, 2005
Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.441 (scored by 22266 users)
Ranked: #17442
Popularity: #908
Members: 38,749
Favorites: 99
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

drama romance supernatural

Synopsis

Centuries ago, Kanna, a princess and the last of a winged race, was held prisoner in a castle as she was feared by the rest of the world. However, when she met a soldier named Ryuuya, she fell in love with him and told him of her wishes to see the outside world and to find her mother. Ryuuya attempted to fulfill these wishes. However, his efforts were in vain as Kanna was sealed in the sky through magic and cursed to be in pain for all eternity.

Hundreds of years later, Yukito, a decendant of Ryuuya, comes to a quiet town one week before their annual festival with hopes that he can make some money. However, when he meets an unusual girl called Misuzu, he is reminded of what his mother once told him—"When you go out on your journey, if you find the winged girl's re-incarnation, you must use your power to set her free."

Yukito and Misuzu's fates soon become intertwined with each other, with each developing feelings for the other. However when Yukito realizes Misuzu's connection to the past, he must decide on whether to leave, or to attempt to break the curse that has bound Kanna in centuries of pain.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Related Anime

Alternative version: Air

Characters & Voice Actors

Kanna
Kanna
Main
Nishimura, Chinami
Japanese
Nishimura, Chinami
Martinez, Cynthia
English
Martinez, Cynthia
Kamio, Misuzu
Kamio, Misuzu
Main
Kawakami, Tomoko
Japanese
Kawakami, Tomoko
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
Kunisaki, Yukito
Kunisaki, Yukito
Main
Mignogna, Vic
English
Mignogna, Vic
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Japanese
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Uraha
Uraha
Supporting
Inoue, Kikuko
Japanese
Inoue, Kikuko
Sumrall, Allison
English
Sumrall, Allison

Staff

Dezaki, Osamu
Director
Hata, Shouji
Sound Director
Togoshi, Magome
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Kawai, Eri
Theme Song Performance



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Nov 13, 2008
KAMIOPPAI
"A condensed love story with significant differences from its TV counterpart."

Advice #1: Do NOT watch the movie right after finishing the TV series. It is very tempting to do so (for comparison) but you are bound to be disappointed if you do so (due to various reasons to be discussed below).

Advice #2: Forget what happened in the TV series about Kano and Minagi as they play no part in the movie so do not hope for much of their appearance in the movie. (same for PIKO PIKO!)

Advice #3: Do NOT view the movie as inferior to the TV series. You are comparing French to English. read more
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Jan 13, 2015
MReyes96
To start off, I watched the Air movie after the series. I wanted to compare them and see how good it was. This was not a mistake, since the movie and the series are quite different in many ways. Personally, I believe the movie is so much better, and it should be watched before or after the anime. This is why... (NOTE: Spoilers will be announced.)



Art: 9

Compared to the series, the art read more
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Aug 4, 2007
jet2r0cks
**MINOR spoilers included.

Air the movie was a different story compared to the TV series, but both started and ended the same way. There were a lot of differences, such as Misuzu and Yukito’s relationship, as well as Kanna and Ryuuya’s relationship. In fact, the story focused more on these relationships, removing the story arcs of Kano, Michiru and Tohno. I guess they wanted to give more light to Kanna and Ryuuya’s story (which is a good decision)

As for Misuzu and Yukito, their relationship was more boyfriend-girlfriend, whereas in the series, they were more like brother and sister. Kanna and Ryuuya were much closer too, and read more
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Jan 4, 2008
anonimus91136
Once again we witness another shot from Toei Animation at one of Key's works, first from Kanon, and now a movie based on the eroge Air. Is it on the same level as the acclaimed Kyoto Animation anime or does it hide in the shadows once again, overwhelmed by Kyoto's masterpiece?

To put it rather bluntly, yes, it does. The movie is not that bad itself, but it just can't keep up with the series. But upon analyzing as an individual, without any type of comparisons, we can see that there are many good points worth mentioning, which could potentially place this movie under the "good read more
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Recommendations

Just like Toei Animation's AIR movie, the CLANNAD movie is an adaptation from Key's game. Both movies have something about them that stands apart from the TV series adaptations by Kyoto Animation, making them very special. If you've already seen the AIR movie then you should know what i'm on about --- experience that again with the CLANNAD movie.
The characters in each series have similar outlooks on life, whether it's Tohru and Misuzu's opptimism, or Kyo and Yukito's pessimism, or Shigure and Haruko's general irresponsibility as a guardian. Both have themes of life, love, friendship, hurt, comfort, but most of all what it means to be part of a family.
And as an extra, the English dubs also share a couple of the voice actors.
- Heavy emotional involvement
- Involve watching someone slip away right before your eyes
- Touching character interactions
- Good character development (which Kowarekake no Orgel amazingly manages to do in 30 minutes)
- Moe
- Tugs on your heart strings
- Great music, including some tracks with powerful vocals

In reality, Kowarekake no Orgel is good if you're a fan of ANY of Key's works, but it's most similar to Air in terms of plot.
It has the same feeling though This one can't be watched without seeing the OVA's and Air can.
Both main characters tend to think out loud. In both films, the past and the present have a supernatural connection.
Both are beautifully drawn, slow-paced, soft and dramatic at the same time, and both have the main character "take the Day of Flight".

Opening Theme

"Tori no Uta (鳥の詩; Bird's Poem)" by Lia

Ending Theme

#1: "Farewell song" by Lia
#2: "If Dreams Came True" by Eri Kawai

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