The Sky Crawlers

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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 2, 2008
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 2 hr. 2 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.311 (scored by 2116721,167 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22822
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Popularity: #2245
Members: 46,123
Favorites: 255


Both contain beautiful visuals. Both with a skilled male pilot who encounters battles in the sky. 
report Recommended by bbvoncrumb
Aerial dogfights, lots of CGI. An unexplored setting with wars against unfamiliar foes. The story and characters are quite different though. 
report Recommended by stationry
The Sky Crawlers and Jin-Roh have very deep an intricate plots, drama, love, and of course talking. There are both great action scenes in both movies. Both movies are made by Production I.G., also, so they share a similar art style. (one little easter egg: there is actually a character in The Sky Crawlers named Jinroh) 
report Recommended by Verkato
They both have the same director and are profoundly philosophical with existentialistic themes which is mirrored in the characters and the story in it's entirety.  
report Recommended by stationry
These anime treat some of the same subjects. I feel that NHK ni Youkoso does a much better job though, as it does so in a far more entertaining manner. 
report Recommended by colonelpanic
Both set in a not-so-distant reality you don't know much how it came to be. You may enjoy the similar mechanical technology design, although Wonderful Days' sky theme is backgrounded. Both have very good art and music and well placed CGI, one important difference to mention is that while one is focused on developing the characters the other is in reaching the story's climax. 
report Recommended by PxHC
Both anime deal with war. Both are about people that are not completely ordinary. What reminded me both extreme of the other were especially quotes concerning war. They both portray a similar moral.  
report Recommended by Nao
Even though Memories are divided into three parts, if you like the heavy atmosphere and slow enfolding plot of The Sky Crawlers, I think you'll like at least the first and third stories of Memories. Both shows explore the meaning of existence and identity, even though The Sky Crawlers is a more depressing overall and Memories is more psychological. I would say the first story in Memories about a woman's unflinching grip over the past and her love is similar to the girl in The Sky Crawlers, but the other stories in Memories are definitely worth watching too.  
report Recommended by movoning
Another excellent angsty military aviation series but this time set in an alternative world with a WWII feel to it.  
report Recommended by lisnoire
Both anime feature child pilots who fly aircraft during a war in alternate universes. The Sky Crawlers is set in a world similar to ours with some differences. Simoun is set in a more fantasy-type world In The Sky Crawlers, the pilots stay as children for as long as they live, while in Simoun, the pilots can choose when they want to become adults. They both focus on drama and development, touching on philosophical and ethical issues related to the respective worlds that the characters of these two anime live in. 
report Recommended by Rosa_FOEtida
Both films consist of minimalistic plots and the characters act in an emotionally subdued way. Although they differ in subject they still might cater to the same audience because of their similar atmosphere. Both movies have good visuals combining traditional animation with computer generated imagery. 
report Recommended by harakiri
Both are extremely pretentious as far as the story goes, but somehow their animation and music forces you to sit through it. So maybe if you actually liked one of these, you'll also enjoy the other, considering I feel they have almost the exact same failures! 
report Recommended by atlantiza
Both are similarly themed - adults using genetically altered children as soldiers.  
report Recommended by MidorimaKazunari