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Toaru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku

Toaru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku

Alternative Titles

English: The Princess and the Pilot
Synonyms: To Aru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku, Recollection of a Certain Airship Pilot
Japanese: とある飛空士への追憶


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 2011
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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The war between the Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium has been raging for years. In the midst of this struggle, the prince of the Levamme Empire declares his love for Juana del Moral and vows to end the war in one year, as part of his marriage proposal. When the Amatsukami catch wind of this, they assault the del Moral residence, targeting Juana's life. As a last ditch effort to bring the prince his bride, the San Maltilia Airforce hires a mercenary of mixed blood—a bestado—to fly Juana to the Levamme capital in secret. The pilot, Charles, accepts the mission...but traversing an ocean alone, into enemy territory, proves a much more dangerous ordeal than anyone could have anticipated.

(Source: NIS America)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Toaru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku
Spin-off: Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta

Characters & Voice Actors

del Moral, Juana
del Moral, Juana
Morohoshi, Sumire
Morohoshi, Sumire
Taketomi, Seika
Taketomi, Seika
Karino, Charles
Karino, Charles
Kamiki, Ryunosuke
Kamiki, Ryunosuke
Yoshinaga, Takuto
Yoshinaga, Takuto
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Chijiwa, Takeo
Chijiwa, Takeo
Tomizawa, Takeshi
Tomizawa, Takeshi


Shishido, Jun
Shimizu, Youji
Sound Director
Inai, Keiji
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition
Niizuma, Seiko
Theme Song Performance

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Mar 1, 2012
Tales of forbidden love are common, yet we are constantly drawn to them and empathizing with their characters. Perhaps it is borne from a desire to experience something so simple yet beautiful. Or perhaps it is to remind ourselves of how lucky we are to be able to love without having the world turn against us. "Toaru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku", or "The Princess and the Pilot", can do both of those.

It was originally published as a single volume light novel in 2008 and was considered a runaway success. Although Inumura Koroku was already writing a different novel series at the time, this novel became read more
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Oct 13, 2013
The Princess and the Pilot. The first time I read that, I read 'pilot' as 'pauper' due to... er, various reasons. Wow I've only started and I'm already butchering the title.

Summary: The Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium have been engaged in battle for countless years. During this time, the Levamme Prince proposes to the daughter of the del Moral family, Juana del Mora. The Prince promises their marriage a year after; once he has ended the war. Unfortunately, the Amatsukami Imperium caught wind of this and assaulted the del Moral manor aiming for Juana's life. As a last resort, the San Maltilia sends Charles read more
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Feb 27, 2012
I absolutely loved it. This movie perfectly shows how you can take something really basic and simple and make it into something complete and special. There aren't many stories on piloting, but there are plenty on flying and wars. Of course, with the theme of flying and war comes the theme of freedom, and when you put a woman and a man together, you get romance. This movie isn't any different in those basic ideas, so if you are looking for a genre breaking show, this isn't the right one for you. However, don't skip it just because it's conventional.

This didn't bore me at read more
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May 28, 2013
What to say about this movie. It at once delighted me with a well paced story and gorgeous dogfights. The growth of our two characters was detailed in the moments of downtime. I was sucked in by its premise, and treated to the most superbly done forbidden romance that I've seen in awhile. If my score confuses you, this film committed one cardinal sin, however. It resolved nothing. The story it was telling was certainly not finished, and frankly the ending epilogue was insulting. Understand something. If the theme of the movie was nationalist racist bigotry meant read more
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Both contain beautiful visuals. Both with a skilled male pilot who encounters battles in the sky. 
Flying, airships, warring factions, royalty, and dogfights. Last Exile Ginyoku and Toaru Hikuushi share these characteristics. Combined with an engaging and memorable story. You will love both. 
both anime involvo a superb pilot with a quality that their respective societies find detestable in some way.

both also involve beautiful women who help the pilot in significant ways 
Both adventure series use a similar setting featuring traditional propeller airplane technology. Human relationships are charming and romantic, helped by a great soundtrack. 
Both give a very similar feeling. Both have futuristic monarchies that are plunged into war. Both have princesses that fall in love with their protectors despite being betrothed to a prince. The MCs are both underdogs, whether it be because of nonability or because of social class. Break Blade focuses more on the MCs fighting and struggle, while Princess and the Pilot focuses more on their romance. Break Blade can be summed up as a battle focused Princess and the Pilot with mechs. Vice versa, Princess and the pilot is a romance focused Break Blade with fighter planes. 
both same about pilot romance story
same background (really close)
same airplane (or maybe so close not to diferent betwen koiuta and tsuioku airplane)

toaru hikuushi e no tsuioku also the spin off from toaru hikuushi e no koiuta 

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Ending Theme

"Toki no Tsubasa (時の翼)" by Seiko Niizuma

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