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
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, RomanceRomance
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.631 (scored by 2768227,682 users)
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Ranked: #12862
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Popularity: #2243
Members: 67,301
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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.

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Shishido, Jun
Shimizu, Youji
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Okudera, Satoko
Inai, Keiji
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Feb 27, 2012
movoning (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 1, 2012
arsonal (All reviews)
Tales of forbidden love are common, yet we are constantly drawn to them and empathizing with their characters. Perhaps it is borne from a desire to experience something so simple yet beautiful. Or perhaps it is to remind ourselves of how lucky we are to be able to love without having the world turn against us. "Toaru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku", or "The Princess and the Pilot", can do both of those.

It was originally published as a single volume light novel in 2008 and was considered a runaway success. Although Inumura Koroku was already writing a different novel series at the time, this novel became read more
May 28, 2013
ZiharkXVI (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 13, 2013
maroonsheep (All reviews)
The Princess and the Pilot. The first time I read that, I read 'pilot' as 'pauper' due to... er, various reasons. Wow I've only started and I'm already butchering the title.

Summary: The Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium have been engaged in battle for countless years. During this time, the Levamme Prince proposes to the daughter of the del Moral family, Juana del Mora. The Prince promises their marriage a year after; once he has ended the war. Unfortunately, the Amatsukami Imperium caught wind of this and assaulted the del Moral manor aiming for Juana's life. As a last resort, the San Maltilia sends Charles read more

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