Wings Of Honneamise

Rating: 5 Rampages Shiro and his crew.

Synopsis:
In an alternate world, Shirotsugh Lhadatto dreams of becoming a pilot...but his grades weren't good enough, so he became a member of the Royal Space Force instead. The Space Force is led by a General whose dream is to put the first man into space. The Space Force, however, is a laughing stock and a career dead end, so its members aren't exactly the cream of the crop. After an encounter with Leiquinni Nondelaiko, a very religious girl, Shiro is inspired to volunteer to be the first astronaut. The movie details the growth of Shiro's character, as well as the trials - both political and technical - which culminate in the launch of the first manned rocket.

Review:
An excellent story about the power of the human spirit, this breathtakingly beautiful movie will blow you away with the amazing animation job and complex storyline. The characters are never stereotypical; even the hero isnít much of a hero. This movie rises above and beyond (no pun intended) the usual confines of anime to set new levels of excellence. Some people find the religious overtones a little too heavy-handed, but opinions on that differ from fan to fan. Despite these differences, nearly all agree itís a masterpiece. A dubbed version exists called "Star Quest"...for the sake of your sanity, avoid it.

Availability:
Available subtitled or dubbed through Manga Entertainment.