Ranked #1776

Air Movie

Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 7.421 (scored by 23,297 users)
Ranked: #17762
Popularity: #1032
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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.

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Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Kawai, Eri
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Theme Song Performance

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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Nov 13, 2008
"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
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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Oct 6, 2015
I far prefer the movie version of Air to its tv counterpart, and I think the condensed format works better for the story that it's trying to tell. Comparisons aside, though, I think as a standalone movie Air is a very moving piece of tragedy that can really tug at the heartstrings from the way it sets up your expectations for a tragic ending and delivers on it in a timely manner.

The story is once again about a man on a mission to find some lady in the sky that his mom used to talk about, and he finds a strange girl in a seaside read more
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Aug 4, 2007
**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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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. 
reportRecommended by Shiroth
Anime: Fruits Basket
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.  
reportRecommended by kcam44
Anime: Kowarekake no Orgel
- 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. 
reportRecommended by DraconisMarch
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Both main characters tend to think out loud. In both films, the past and the present have a supernatural connection. 
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Anime: Munto
It's pretty similar.There is also a girl who wants to reach the sky and when i look at Yumemi from Munto I get the feeling that she's a clone of Misuzu .
The stories are both complex and a little hard to understand and there is also a character ready to sacrifice himself for the sake of others. 
reportRecommended by ghilgames
Anime: Tenshi Kinryouku
Both are about an angel who was cursed to live as human and to die painfully in every life, in a never ending circle of reincarnation. 
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