animated movie The Sky Crawlers © Production I-G / Nippon Television Network
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The Sky Crawlers

Kannami Yuichi is a "Kildren", a genetically-engineered fighter pilot sent to Urisu Base to replace a previous one who has died in battle. Like the other adolescent pilots who came before him, he does not age and his purpose is to fight in a "war of entertainment" for the adults of his world until he is inevitably killed.

Yuichi befriends the base commander, Kusanagi Suito, a woman who endures a long dark past. As their relationship grows, Yuichi learns the bittersweet moments of life, and the inescapable fate he has been placed in.

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It is harder to rate a film when its tone is grim and tragic. Am I only giving it two and a half because I don't like being dragged...
Created by: Production I-G, Nippon Television Network
Language: Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
Alternate Title: Sukai kurora (Japan)
[ Japanese ] Featuring the voices of:
Rinko Kikuchi ... Suito Kusanagi
Ryo Kase ... Kannami Yuichi
Chiaki Kuriyama ... Midori Mitsuya
Shosuke Tanihara ... Naofumi Tokino
Directed by: Mamoru Oshii
Produced by: Tomohiko Ishii
Executive Producers: Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Seiji Okuda
Writing Credits: Chihiro Itou
Based on: the Japanese novel series by Hiroshi Mori
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