Anime Review: Wings of Honneamise, The

Wings of Honneamise, The
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Review The Wings of Honneamise

Shiro is an average Joe who dreams of flying. He is stuck in a joke of a space program, and so he just muddles through life. One day he wanders by a woman passing out religious pamphlets. This lights a fire inside of him which makes him volunteer for the next space mission. This brings up a whole new set of problems as political problems ranging from questions about the funding to an upcoming war try to throw a monkey wrench into the whole plan.

The Wings of Honneamise is a an intricate look at the human condition and what holds them back from achieving their full potential. The world that the movie is set in is not our own as to take away our preconceptions that could easily have clouded perceptions of the movie tries to represent. It also manages to deliver a message that is not only coherent but also is complex and isn't overly simplified as to demean both the movie and viewer.

Some people think that the only good animation is computer animation and anything old isn't any good. What I say to that is that then the movie will be about some truly amazing coming out of something that people thought was no good twice, once for the plot and again for the animation.

The Wings of Honneamise is a bit underrated. And by underrated I mean that most people don't mention this in a list of the best anime movies ever. Gainax started as nothing and became famous (for good reason) simply because of this movie. I give The Wings of Honneamise a rating of Fantastic.

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