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 2380923,809 users)
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Ranked: #25432
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Popularity: #3264
Members: 40,256
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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
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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 ...
Jun 10, 2009
Air in Summer is a 2 episode special that shows more of what happened during episode 8 of the anime series Air.

The really is no beginning and there really is no end. If you want a beginning and an end watch Air. You should watch Air before this, because if you don't you will be pretty confused.

Just like the series, the art is fantastic. Flawless animation. Another spectacular job done by KyoAni.

The opening theme, "Tori no Uta, and the ending theme, "Farewell Song", stay. I love that =3 The background score stays but the background score has a select number of songs that are ...
Dec 17, 2012
For this review, I'm considering that you've already watched the main series (Air). However if you're not familiar with the story and/or the names Uraha, Ryuuya and Kanna sounds strange, I'd recomend you to watch the main series first.

Why review a 2 episodes special?
To be honest, because in my opinion this special is as good as a full 24ep series. But of course this is not the reason why YOU should watch it.
Air in the Summer is about the 'Imperial Japan' arc of the anime. A lot of people misjudge it and say it was boring and didn't made sense or didn't blend well with ...

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