Air in Summer

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Synonyms: Air in Summer Special, Air Summer Special
Japanese: AIR イン サマー
English: Air in Summer
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Type: Special
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 28, 2005 to Sep 4, 2005
Producers: Pony Canyon, TBS
Licensors: ADV Films, Funimation
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.281 (scored by 2428124,281 users)
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Ranked: #27852
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Popularity: #3506
Members: 41,239
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Unwilling to move to a different shrine and leave her friends behind, Kanna escapes in the dead of night with her loyal bodyguard Ryuuya and confidant Uraha. Knowing their pursuers are not far behind, the three embark on a journey to locate Kanna's mother, who Kanna yearns to see after many years of separation. Amid the tensions, the trio explores the world outside the confines of the palace—serving as a tranquil yet temporary distraction from what is to come.

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Air in Summer was released on DVD by Pony Canyon in Japan on October 5, 2005. The company later released a Blu-ray disc box that bundled the special episodes on December 22, 2006. ADV Films published the special episodes on DVD in North America on November 27, 2007. Funimation included Air in Summer in the Air Complete Series DVD collection, which was released on April 21, 2009.

Characters & Voice Actors


Hatta, Youko
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Farewell Song" by Lia


Jun 12, 2020
This is essentially two additional episodes on the travels of Kanna, Ryuuya and Uraha that was shown to happen in the history of Air. It doesn't actually have any plot significance whatsoever, you pretty much just see the three of them and their bond in the search for Kanna's mother.

The art style is exactly the same as in Air as it is a small adaptation to it. Due to that, there is not much that I can say on it other than the fact that it was good - but the faces are a bit weird.

The same opening and ending themes as in Air, and ...
Apr 20, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This didn't answer any of my questions about the end of the anime it's supposed to be a continuation of. While I thought the girl character was cute and some of their interactions were pretty fun, I don't see what it has to do with anything. I guess that's on me for not playing the visual novel. If you really want to know the story you've got to play through it dozens of times to get all the endings and only then will you unlock the choices that let you get the really real ending that finally explains everything but you won't even understand it ...
Feb 18, 2018
A two episode side story of the fabulous supernatural drama aired in 2005. This supplementing tale explores the background of the "main" anime even more detailed and gives us a better insight of what their everyday life looked like between episode 8 and 9.

The story is exactly between those episodes, giving us almost nothing new to the story itself. A bit of flashback and background stories to the three main characters doesn't provide us enough to accept this as a full round up story. Even though seeing new scenes and moments of their journey, nothing surprising or shocking happens within these depictions we're given. ...

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