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: 7.291 (scored by 2420624,206 users)
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Ranked: #28292
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Popularity: #3482
Members: 41,097
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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.

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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


Nov 9, 2008
"Fabulous mini story for all Air fans to enjoy."

Have you ever wondered about what happened between episode 8 and 9 of the TV series when Kanna, Uraha, and Ryūya were traveling together in search of Kanna's mother? Air in Summer is a short 2 episodes side story about just that. It also act as a puzzle filler to all those incoherent missing pieces of episode 8 in the TV series. It is highly recommended to have the TV series completed (or at least up to episode 8 completed) before watching Air in Summer.

The story as stated above is simply focusing on the journey (the happy ...
Aug 1, 2012
Mixed Feelings
The AIR Summer special was just an excuse to show Kanna doing cute things and getting into fights with her protectors. It fails to add any extra character development, it just elongates the montage in the series of their travels. Timeline wise, it belongs in the series around Episode 9, however, it is rightly not part of the AIR TV series. It only exists to drag the story out. As much as I love Kanna and the AIR TV series, this didn't cut it for me. For fans, it's best to pick up another Kyoto Animation project instead.

The animation is as strong as the ...
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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