A groundbreaking Japanese feature by a group of young animators, THE WINGS OF HONNEAMISE was released to US home video in 1995 in an English language version. This tale of a young man who volunteers to be his planet's first man in space offers breathtaking animation, spectacular design,
and a carefully constructed imaginary culture--although its deliberately paced, meandering storyline demands extraordinary patience.
The film posits an alternate world incorporating Japanese, American, European, and Third World cultural elements and a level of technological achievement on a par with that of the 1950s. Shiro Lhadatt, an aspiring pilot, enters into the Royal Space ...