Air Movie

Air: The Motion Picture

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Gekijouban Air
Japanese: 劇場版AIR
English: Air: The Motion Picture
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 5, 2005
Licensors: ADV Films, Funimation
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Visual novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.211 (scored by 3322633,226 users)
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Ranked: #31792
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2842
Members: 61,764
Favorites: 119

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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


Yokota, Mamoru
Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Hata, Shouji
Sound Director
Kimura, Nobukage
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Tori no Uta (鳥の詩; Bird's Poem)" by Lia

Ending Theme

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


Nov 13, 2008
"A condensed love story with significant differences from its TV counterpart."

[Spoiler Warning]

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 ...
Dec 11, 2009
Mixed Feelings
This movie was bad. I got interested in Air by a random AMV I saw at Otakon and decided to seek out this anime. My thought process was that the movie would have a higher production value than the TV series; this was my mistake. I now know that they have different directors and that the TV series is regarded as being better.

Sorry about the rant, let's get to the movie review.

Animation: The first thing you notice is the slightly experimental visuals. Lots of sun glare and strange but effective uses of the background becoming the foreground. It ...
Dec 18, 2007
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 ...

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