Toaru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku

The Princess and the Pilot

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Synonyms: To Aru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku, Recollection of a Certain Airship Pilot
Japanese: とある飛空士への追憶
English: The Princess and the Pilot
German: The Princess and the Pilot
Spanish: La Princesa y el Piloto
French: The Princess and the Pilot
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 2011
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.621 (scored by 3084730,847 users)
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Ranked: #15352
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2483
Members: 75,784
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The war between the Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium has been raging for years. In the midst of this struggle, the prince of the Levamme Empire declares his love for Juana del Moral and vows to end the war in one year, as part of his marriage proposal. When the Amatsukami catch wind of this, they assault the del Moral residence, targeting Juana's life. As a last ditch effort to bring the prince his bride, the San Maltilia Airforce hires a mercenary of mixed blood—a bestado—to fly Juana to the Levamme capital in secret. The pilot, Charles, accepts the mission...but traversing an ocean alone, into enemy territory, proves a much more dangerous ordeal than anyone could have anticipated.

(Source: NIS America)


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Feb 27, 2012
I absolutely loved it. This movie perfectly shows how you can take something really basic and simple and make it into something complete and special. There aren't many stories on piloting, but there are plenty on flying and wars. Of course, with the theme of flying and war comes the theme of freedom, and when you put a woman and a man together, you get romance. This movie isn't any different in those basic ideas, so if you are looking for a genre breaking show, this isn't the right one for you. However, don't skip it just because it's conventional.

This didn't bore me at ...
May 28, 2013
Mixed Feelings
What to say about this movie. It at once delighted me with a well paced story and gorgeous dogfights. The growth of our two characters was detailed in the moments of downtime. I was sucked in by its premise, and treated to the most superbly done forbidden romance that I've seen in awhile. If my score confuses you, this film committed one cardinal sin, however. It resolved nothing. The story it was telling was certainly not finished, and frankly the ending epilogue was insulting. Understand something. If the theme of the movie was nationalist racist bigotry meant ...
Jun 7, 2012
It is the unfortunate case that I found this movie to be a dreadful bore. My biggest gripe with this movie is the sheer number of cliches. It felt as if the screenwriters compiled a list of common cliches used in anime, and used them all. It made the movie too predictable and laughable at best. There were moments when I joked with my friend that X would happen (jokingly), thinking it would never happen, and it actually did.

The movie had difficulties focusing on the main characters; we were introduced to a variety of characters that came off as being important, but than never appeared ...

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The ending is so stupid,gotta feel for the pilot
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Please read the LN instead
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