Shiro Lhadatt wanted to fly jets for the Kingdom of Honneamise's Air Force when he was young, but unfortunately he didn't get the grades he needed; instead, he enlisted in the Space Force, a tiny embryonic unit that most people haven't even heard of. Embittered and disillusioned about his lot in life, Shiro takes no interest in his training - that is, until he meets and gets to know a young woman preaching God's word on the city streets. After one inspiring conversation with her, Shiro promptly sees the light; he finds his passion for flight reinvigorated and immediately volunteers to be the pilot for his unit's first space warship! Reaching that new frontier is all well and good but Shiro still faces some major obstacles: even if launching the first space warship becomes reality, not everyone will be happy to see the Space Force succeed. Suddenly, Shiro has to grapple with the complex, far-ranging consequences of his very personal decision.
In the year 2075, humanity has spread to the stars, along with their technology, colonies, and... waste? At such great speeds in orbit, even a tiny bolt can cause a tragic disaster. Enter the team of the half division. Their job? To gather the garbage and debris that circles the Earth, in order to keep space safe. From broken-down satellites to bolts and nails, there's nothing that the underpaid and underappreciated staff can't salvage. Join Hachimaki, Tanabe, Fee, and the rest of the gang as they risk their lives to keep space clean, and keep their wallets... empty.
both of these shows thank NASA in the credits for their help and it shows. if you like one for the realistic way they portray space flight i think you will like the other for that same reason. both are drama based too, though Wings of Honneamise is a bit more realistic.
Both Planetes and The Wings of Honneamise are about scientific progress, the evolution of human society, and the eruptions this causes in the personal lives of the individuals (i.e. astronauts) caught in the middle. Like Planetes, Wings of Honneamise also takes an almost slice-of-life approach at first, then develops the overarching story later. Moreover, they simply feel very similar due to their detailed world building and their powerful focus on key characters' developments. Honestly, if you liked one, the other is a perfect follow-up. Note, though, that Planetes is a series whilst The Wings of Honneamise is only a two-hour movie.
This set of 3 fantastic stories will take you from the haunting delusions of a space explorer, to a bio-chemical threat with the power to wipe out all of Tokyo, and finally to a day in the life of a young boy who lives in a world ruled by cannons. These stores will capture you with their intrigueing storylines and awe inspiring artwork.
Memories is a great animated work by 3 different artists that tells 3 different stories, but the elements in the first and third episodes of this ova remind me of Wings of Honneamise for some reason. Memories is definitely a good watch... if you can get your hands on a copy of it.
Memories and Wings of Honneamise both tell a tale of multiple stories that have the same type of theme almost in a dream like state.
At the end of World War II, Japan was split and a great tower was erected that reached the skies. For three friends, Hiroki, Takuya, and Sayuri, memories of their summer spent together would stay with them forever. During that precious time, the three promised to one day travel to the tower in the skies on the wings of a white plane -- to finally see its brilliance and the surrounding land of Ezo -- but when Sayuri suddenly disappeared from their lives, the promise that once was made was broken. Though time continues to pass, will the three ever meet again some day?
The Place Promised in Our Early Days and Wings Of Honneamise are set in the distant future and center around a dream of flight. Both male protagonists are fighting against what is expected to achieve what they dream.
The Place Promised in Our Early Days and Wings Of Honneamise are about the promise and wonder of flight. The protagonists dreams are expressed throughout and their desires surface.
It is the year 2267, and all that is left of humanity now lives in the 'Eden colony', a domed metropolis on the moon. Earth has long since been abandoned after a cataclysm left it uninhabitable... or so the inhabitants of Eden are led to believe. But when a young boy named Takeru discovers a photograph of a girl which appears to have been taken on Earth, he begins to doubt that this is the case. With the help of his friends, Takeru decides to visit Earth in search of the girl; despite the fact that it is against the strict laws of the colony and despite not knowing what awaits him there...
With their father serving overseas in the Navy towards the end of the World War 2, Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are living as normally as they can. One day during a firebomb raid on the city their mother suffers fatal wounds and the two siblings' lives are turned upside down as they go to live with a relative. After suffering the cruel treatment of their aunt, who makes it clear that their very presence is a nuisance, Seita and Setsuko decide to leave and go to live in an abandoned bomb shelter. With no one else to rely on, Seita and Setsuko try their hardest to live from day to day. Though when food becomes ever more scarce and no one is willing to sell what little provisions they have, life for the pair is increasingly difficult. Then when Setsuko falls ill, Seita begins to realize just how fragile life is...
If you liked the great artwork and good story aspects of Wings of Honneamise, then you would love the story and especially the artwork in Grave of the Fireflies. It's a masterpiece in comparison.