History Anime / TheSkyCrawlers

25th Jan '18 5:02:38 PM nombretomado
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''The Sky Crawlers'' is a 2008 Japanese anime film, directed by MamoruOshii and an adaptation of Hiroshi Mori's novel of the same name. It is a melancholy take on war and those who fight it, but with several significant twists. For one, the world is at peace; it's companies doing the fighting, in order to sate the people's taste for war so that actual conflict does not take place. To fight their endless battles they use {{Artificial Human}}s called Kildren that are stuck in a perpetual adolescence of forgotten memories.

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''The Sky Crawlers'' is a 2008 Japanese anime film, directed by MamoruOshii Creator/MamoruOshii and an adaptation of Hiroshi Mori's novel of the same name. It is a melancholy take on war and those who fight it, but with several significant twists. For one, the world is at peace; it's companies doing the fighting, in order to sate the people's taste for war so that actual conflict does not take place. To fight their endless battles they use {{Artificial Human}}s called Kildren that are stuck in a perpetual adolescence of forgotten memories.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The story is on the cynical end; it has been directed by MamoruOshii, anyway, and the original author intended it to be like this, too.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The story is on the cynical end; it has been directed by MamoruOshii, Creator/MamoruOshii, anyway, and the original author intended it to be like this, too.
15th Dec '17 6:12:15 PM Anddrix
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* ContemplateOurNavels: Much of the film, leading to its LoveItOrHateIt status among viewers.

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* ContemplateOurNavels: Much of the film, leading to its LoveItOrHateIt polarizing status among viewers.
4th Jun '17 6:42:21 AM Ominae
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A LicensedGame, developed by Creator/AccessGames, was released in 2008 in Japan by Creator/NamcoBandai. It was released 2010 outside Japan with the title ''The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces'', which came as a surprise for fans as it seemed a prime candidate for NoExportForYou. Plotwise, it's a prequel.

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A LicensedGame, developed by Creator/AccessGames, was released in 2008 in Japan by Creator/NamcoBandai.Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment. It was released 2010 outside Japan with the title ''The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces'', which came as a surprise for fans as it seemed a prime candidate for NoExportForYou. Plotwise, it's a prequel.
9th Jan '17 1:22:40 PM Morgenthaler
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** Most of the planes are expies of real, WorldWar2-era airplanes. For instance, the main "hero" plane, the Sanka Mk. II, is based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyushu_J7W Kyushu J7W Shinden]] with elements from Northrop XP-56 and counter-rotating propellers thrown in for the cool effect.

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** Most of the planes are expies of real, WorldWar2-era UsefulNotes/WorldWar2-era airplanes. For instance, the main "hero" plane, the Sanka Mk. II, is based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyushu_J7W Kyushu J7W Shinden]] with elements from Northrop XP-56 and counter-rotating propellers thrown in for the cool effect.
22nd Jun '16 7:32:01 AM Kazmahu
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* ChargeMeter: In the form of the Tactical Maneuver Command system (or TMCs). Since the game has no missiles to speak off, a special gauge fills up when you stick close to an enemy. When executed, it plays a small cutscene and positions your craft just right behind your enemy. However, just like missiles, there is the chance that your attacks can still be dodged despite this.

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* ChargeMeter: In the form of the Tactical Maneuver Command system (or TMCs).[=TMCs=]). Since the game has no missiles to speak off, a special gauge fills up when you stick close to an enemy. When executed, it plays a small cutscene and positions your craft just right behind your enemy. However, just like missiles, there is the chance that your attacks can still be dodged despite this.


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* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: The player character seems to be the only one capable of performing some of the more extreme flight maneuvers, especially those enabled by Tactical Maneuver Commands. [[spoiler:The peerless level of skill carries over to the movie.]]
15th Apr '16 6:39:21 AM SandyGunfox
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** Some of the text, too. Daniel's Diner sells hot dogs and "humburgers."
2nd Jan '16 5:36:40 PM Fallingwater
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** Most of the planes are expies of real, WorldWar2-era airplanes. For instance, the main "hero" plane, the Sanka Mk. II, is based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyushu_J7W Kyushu J7W Shinden]] with elements from Northrop XP-56.

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** Most of the planes are expies of real, WorldWar2-era airplanes. For instance, the main "hero" plane, the Sanka Mk. II, is based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyushu_J7W Kyushu J7W Shinden]] with elements from Northrop XP-56.XP-56 and counter-rotating propellers thrown in for the cool effect.
5th Dec '15 2:22:43 PM _____________
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* CelebrityVoiceActor: Suito Kusanagi is voiced by live-action actress Creator/RinkoKikuchi.



* [[DidTheyOrDidntThey Did They Or Didn't They]]: There are two scenes where Yûichi and Kusanagi are together that may or may not have ended in sex, but the camera always fades to black before any kind of confirmation, let alone acknowledgement afterwards.

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* [[DidTheyOrDidntThey Did They Or Didn't They]]: DidTheyOrDidntThey: There are two scenes where Yûichi and Kusanagi are together that may or may not have ended in sex, but the camera always fades to black before any kind of confirmation, let alone acknowledgement afterwards.



* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: The protagonist is ultimately unable to defeat his "father" / genetic-original, The Teacher, so the cycle continues.]]

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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: [[spoiler: The protagonist is ultimately unable to defeat his "father" / genetic-original, The Teacher, so the cycle continues.]]



* GoingByTheMatchBook:

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* GoingByTheMatchBook:GoingByTheMatchBook



* [[spoiler: LukeIAmYourFather: The protagonist is a clone of The Teacher. Also, it's implied that The Teacher was once Kusanagi's lover and is the father of her daughter.]]

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* [[spoiler: LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: The protagonist is a clone of The Teacher. Also, it's implied that The Teacher was once Kusanagi's lover and is the father of her daughter.]]



* [[spoiler:OffingTheOffspring: The Teacher does this every time he kills a clone derived from himself.]]

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* [[spoiler:OffingTheOffspring: OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: The Teacher does this every time he kills a clone derived from himself.]]



* [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog: See DownerEnding above]]

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* [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog: ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: See DownerEnding above]]
26th Aug '15 9:33:08 AM Willbyr
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* {{Expy}}: Kusanagi IS Major Kusanagi of ''GhostInTheShell'', even having the same last name and looking almost exactly the same. Except that she's a teenager. And completely nuts.
** Also, most of the planes are expies of real, WorldWar2-era airplanes. For instance, the main "hero" plane, the Sanka Mk. II, is based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyushu_J7W Kyushu J7W Shinden]] with elements from Northrop XP-56.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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Kusanagi IS Major Kusanagi of ''GhostInTheShell'', ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'', even having the same last name and looking almost exactly the same. Except that she's a teenager. And completely nuts.
** Also, most Most of the planes are expies of real, WorldWar2-era airplanes. For instance, the main "hero" plane, the Sanka Mk. II, is based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyushu_J7W Kyushu J7W Shinden]] with elements from Northrop XP-56.



* OminousMusicBoxTune: Kusanagi has a big music box in her office that plays the film's main tune, possibly as a ShoutOut to the director's previous work, ''GhostInTheShell: Innocence''. It becomes ominous when it plays during Yûichi's realization that something is thoroughly wrong with his existence.

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* OminousMusicBoxTune: Kusanagi has a big music box in her office that plays the film's main tune, possibly as a ShoutOut to the director's previous work, ''GhostInTheShell: ''Anime/GhostInTheShell: Innocence''. It becomes ominous when it plays during Yûichi's realization that something is thoroughly wrong with his existence.
7th Jul '15 12:56:30 AM Hoffmann
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* CelebrityVoiceActor: Suito Kusanagi is voiced by live-action actress [[Film/{{Babel}} Rinko Kikuchi]].

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* CelebrityVoiceActor: Suito Kusanagi is voiced by live-action actress [[Film/{{Babel}} Rinko Kikuchi]].Creator/RinkoKikuchi.
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