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Air Movie

Alternative Titles

English: Air: The Motion Picture
Synonyms: Gekijouban Air
Japanese: 劇場版AIR


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 5, 2005
Licensors: ADV Films, Funimation
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.351 (scored by 26,884 users)
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Ranked: #22022
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Popularity: #1532
Members: 48,029
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Centuries ago, Kanna, a princess and the last of a winged race, was held prisoner in a castle as she was feared by the rest of the world. However, when she met a soldier named Ryuuya, she fell in love with him and told him of her wishes to see the outside world and to find her mother. Ryuuya attempted to fulfill these wishes. However, his efforts were in vain as Kanna was sealed in the sky through magic and cursed to be in pain for all eternity.

Hundreds of years later, Yukito, a decendant of Ryuuya, comes to a quiet town one week before their annual festival with hopes that he can make some money. However, when he meets an unusual girl called Misuzu, he is reminded of what his mother once told him—"When you go out on your journey, if you find the winged girl's re-incarnation, you must use your power to set her free."

Yukito and Misuzu's fates soon become intertwined with each other, with each developing feelings for the other. However when Yukito realizes Misuzu's connection to the past, he must decide on whether to leave, or to attempt to break the curse that has bound Kanna in centuries of pain.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Canna, Nobutoshi
Tamura, Yukari
Kirishima, Kano
Okamoto, Asami
Ono, Daisuke
Inoue, Kikuko


Dezaki, Osamu
Hata, Shouji
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Kawai, Eri
Theme Song Performance

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

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#1: "Farewell song" by Lia
#2: "If Dreams Came True" by Eri Kawai

More reviewsReviews

Nov 13, 2008
KaminaKai (All reviews)
"A condensed love story with significant differences from its TV counterpart."

Advice #1: Do NOT watch the movie right after finishing the TV series. It is very tempting to do so (for comparison) but you are bound to be disappointed if you do so (due to various reasons to be discussed below).

Advice #2: Forget what happened in the TV series about Kano and Minagi as they play no part in the movie so do not hope for much of their appearance in the movie. (same for PIKO PIKO!)

Advice #3: Do NOT view the movie as inferior to the TV series. You are comparing French to English. read more
Aug 4, 2007
jet2r0cks (All reviews)
**MINOR spoilers included.

Air the movie was a different story compared to the TV series, but both started and ended the same way. There were a lot of differences, such as Misuzu and Yukito’s relationship, as well as Kanna and Ryuuya’s relationship. In fact, the story focused more on these relationships, removing the story arcs of Kano, Michiru and Tohno. I guess they wanted to give more light to Kanna and Ryuuya’s story (which is a good decision)

As for Misuzu and Yukito, their relationship was more boyfriend-girlfriend, whereas in the series, they were more like brother and sister. Kanna and Ryuuya were much closer too, and read more
Dec 18, 2007
Maurox (All reviews)
Hmmm... It's actually my first time writing any kind of review, but I'll try my best...

First of All let me say I enjoyed original series. It was touching, it was interesting, had great art...

With that being said, I personally don't see much similarities between this movie and original. First: the animation. I just couldn't get used to new art, it kept bugging me through whole series. In Original series characters actually looked cute, while in this movie just freaky. Animation itself was OK though I think.

Then the characters... I'm sorry but the idea of making someone say "A", "definately A", and then without any real read more
Jan 4, 2008
anonimus91136 (All reviews)
Once again we witness another shot from Toei Animation at one of Key's works, first from Kanon, and now a movie based on the eroge Air. Is it on the same level as the acclaimed Kyoto Animation anime or does it hide in the shadows once again, overwhelmed by Kyoto's masterpiece?

To put it rather bluntly, yes, it does. The movie is not that bad itself, but it just can't keep up with the series. But upon analyzing as an individual, without any type of comparisons, we can see that there are many good points worth mentioning, which could potentially place this movie under the "good read more


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