“Wings of Honneamise” is a sci-fi film produced by Gainax. Shiro Lhadatt is an unimpressive Air Force cadet who has volunteered to be the first astronaut in a controversial space program. He also meets Riqunni, a street preacher who is taking care of her little sister. Shiro has to navigate the tricky world of international politics and his relationship with Riqunni. Will he make it to outer space?
This is a great story that shows the realities of flying into space while still looking at the act itself with wide-eye wonder and joy. There is one attempted sexual assault scene that should have been cut out. But other than that, it’s nearly flawless. The animation is gorgeous and well done. It’s surprising why there weren’t any spin offs focusing on that universe. It’s a really interesting world that deserved to have its cultures fleshed out more. Honolulu anime fans should buy this film as soon as they can.
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