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Sequel to 'Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise' Relaunched

by dtshyk
Mar 20, 2013 9:54 PM | 16 Comments
GAINAX has announced a new anime movie titled "Aoki Uru" at Tokyo International Anime Fair 2013. The title was originally announced as a sequel to Ouritsu Uchuugun: Honneamise no Tsubasa in 1992. However, the project had been frustratingly stalled due to a shortage of funds.

Key visual of Aoki Uru at TAF2013

Director & Script: Yamaga Hiroyuki
Character Design: Sadamoto Yoshiyuki

Aoki Uru Pilot Film on MAL

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You only need to look at my avatar to know how much of a fan I am of the original. I'd love to see what this is going to be like.

Mar 22, 2013 11:48 PM by Nonyflah

20 years... WTF? Some don't know when to give up?!

Mar 22, 2013 9:40 AM by Meruru_Arls

Dear God, they're actually making Aoki Uru?

This is the Honneamise sequel project they wanted to make after Nadia: the Secret of Blue Water in 1991.

Problem was they couldn't secure funding, and basically spent the next 3 years in limbo...

Until Hideaki Anno came up with the idea for Evangelion.

Needless to say, the funk the writers were in for three years beforehand (Anno had severe depression) at not being able to get Aoki Uru off the ground really influenced the tone of Evangelion.


Mar 21, 2013 10:16 PM by Zarmyn

It was a good movie with what I remember as an unnecessary and weird rape scene. Hopefully less of that this time round.

Mar 21, 2013 10:36 AM by Beatnik

oh i might watch that but first i need to watch the first movie

Mar 21, 2013 10:09 AM by Mr_Gutts

Funny, I literally watched this a couple days ago.

Gorgeous movie, real boring though.

Mar 21, 2013 8:32 AM by ovoon7

Amazing news. I hope this new movie will retain the atmosphere of Honneamise. And more steampunk is always welcomed by me ;-)

Mar 21, 2013 7:17 AM by sayami

Ah, about time GAINAX!!! Definitely looking forward to it. Hopefully GAINAX puts EVA rebuild movies-tier production values into this.

Mar 21, 2013 1:58 AM by BatoKusanagi

Honneamise definitely wasn't boring at all. It's an excellent experience.

This just made my night/day

Mar 21, 2013 1:34 AM by Hias

j0x said:
i hope its better than The Wings of Honneamise since that previous movie is kinda boring but from the animation of that time it was awesome

Hard Science fiction is always boring. It's just gotta be something you're into.

Mar 21, 2013 12:52 AM by Avakian

I never thought I'd see this. Just, wow.

Mar 20, 2013 11:01 PM by removed-user

Last time we heard rumor about this was back in early 2011 and nothing came out of it. Let's see how it goes this time....

Mar 20, 2013 10:51 PM by symbv

Now with more surreal fanservice, lots and lots of plot holes and a nonsensical ending.

Mar 20, 2013 10:40 PM by Aveja

I hope Sadamoto uses his Rebuild character design instead of whatever he used for the prequel.

Mar 20, 2013 10:16 PM by VioLink

i hope its better than The Wings of Honneamise since that previous movie is kinda boring but from the animation of that time it was awesome

Mar 20, 2013 10:15 PM by deg

Jesus Christ it was in production for 20 years due to lack of funds? That must've been frustrating. Meh, it's about space and stories about space is always cool, I'll check it out.

Mar 20, 2013 10:00 PM by Sanguis

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