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The Sky Crawlers

The Sky Crawlers

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English: The Sky Crawlers
Synonyms: None But Air, Down To Heaven, Flutter into Life, Cradle the Sky, Sky Eclipse
Japanese: スカイ・クロラ


Type: Novel
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 39
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 2002 to Jun 25, 2008
Authors: Tsuruta, Kenji (Art), Mori, Hiroshi (Story)
Serialization: None


Score: 7.441 (scored by 31 users)
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Ranked: #39862
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Volumes: /6
Chapters: /39


In the world where a war has become a show business, "Killdre" -- pilots free from aging and remaining to be adolescent -- fight and die in the battle skies. Kannami Yuuhich, an ace "Killdre" pilot assigned to an air base close to the front line and he met a female "Killdre" officer Kusanagi Suito. During routine lives filled with deaths and killings, the relationship between the two "Killdre" started to change in an enigmatic way...


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May 12, 2008
This is quite a unique military love story ended with a heartbreaking scene. The story was described only from the main character's point of view and nothing was told about whom and why they were fighting. The romance of Kannami and Kusanagi was unusual. It's one of the driest and most tragic love stories I've ever read.

Killdre (kill+children?) are ever-young and immortal pilots unless they are shot down. So they don't persist in their lives and never be afraid of death. They regard the sky as their true place for living and take the lives on the ground as "the read more
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