Information:Genres: Action, Drama, Psychological, Science-Fiction, Military, Philosophy, War
Tags: Military, War
Release Date: 02.08.2008
Studios: Production I.G., Inc.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Type: Movie (2008)
Episodes: 1, ~2 hr. 2 min.
The Sky Crawlers
From Mamoru Oshii, the world-acclaimed director of Ghost in the Shell comes an award-winning story of an exciting but endless war with heroes too young to understand the meaning of their battles. A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds. With his only childhood memory consisting of intense flight training, the fearless teenage pilot Yuichi's dogfights coexist with his struggle to find his missing past. When his beautiful, young female commander Suito is reluctant to discuss the fate of the pilot that Yuichi is replacing - or the strangely perfect condition of that pilot's former aircraft - Yuichi's curiosity becomes heightened.
The Sky Crawlers is based on a Japanese novel series by Hiroshi Mori. First published by Chuōkōron-shinsha in June 2001 and spanning five books, it follows the journeys and tribulations of a group of young fighter pilots involved in dogfight warfare, and is set during an alternate historical period.
Related manga:The Sky Crawlers Light Novel, 2001, Adaptation