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Japanese: AIR
English: Air
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2005 to Mar 25, 2005
Premiered: Winter 2005
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Pony Canyon, TBS, Movic
Licensors: ADV Films, Funimation
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Visual novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.271 (scored by 154681154,681 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28792
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #822
Members: 299,934
Favorites: 2,606

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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


Nishimura, Chinami

Kamio, Haruko

Hisakawa, Aya


Canna, Nobutoshi


Tamura, Yukari


Ono, Daisuke


Kananiwa, Kozue
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Tori no Uta (鳥の詩)" by Lia

Ending Theme

"Farewell Song" by Lia (eps 1-12)


Jul 24, 2008
~ The 1000th Summer...~

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 ...
Aug 10, 2008
Mixed Feelings
When I was told by one of my friends that everybody should see Air at least once in their lifetimes because it was so good, how could I refuse. This was a person I trusted and who introduced me to Ghost In The Shell. WOW.. Wasn't he wrong. A lot of people have given Air rave reviews, but I found it to be boring and at times, down right annoying.

I found the story slow, repetitive and predictable. The major "Twists" could be seen from a mile away. The best parts of the story were the short and sweet subplots and flashbacks which I must admit, ...
Dec 30, 2011
Oh boy, I'm not gonna be popular after this, meethinks. I saw the japanese version, btw.

Well, I think you can immediately tell what I thought about this and downvoted me respectively. Cool, whatevs. But I really did not like this series...mostly. Haven't seen anything else from this series, I believe it's based on some visual novels or whatever. I don't know, but these 13 episodes were ulitmately not a good experience by themselves at least.

There is technically an overall story to all of this. It's a shame it's far too vague and pointlessly cionfusing in an attempt to be deep. I mostly get what they ...

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In loving memory of those who lost their lives.

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Although it is often overshadowed by Clannad and Kanon, Air is a highly influential anime that lays the foundations for some of Kyoto Animation's greatest works.

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