->''"[[TitleDrop The wings of Rean]] are with me!"''

A six episode, Original interNet Animation (ONA) spin-off of ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine'', Creator/YoshiyukiTomino's ''The Wings of Rean'' (''Rean no Tsubasa'') revisits the world of Byston Well, as well as the original series' themes of "war is hell" and "hate only breeds more hate", while telling a tale of giant robot insects kicking the snot out of each other.

The story kicks off with [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary College Student]] Asap Suzuki being called upon by a couple of his pals (who are STRONGLY opposed to [[{{Eagleland}} America's]] military presence in Japan) to help them steal weaponry from a military base where Asap's father is stationed. Although reluctant, Asap is eventually coerced, and his pals proceed to steal a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, which they then fire upon the American naval fleet also stationed at the base. When all hell breaks loose, otherworldly battleships suddenly appear in Tokyo Bay, bringing with them a host of insectlike HumongousMecha, and a girl wearing a pair of special boots which sprout the titular Wings of Rean.

The girl, Lyukusu Sakomizu, is a [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]] from the kingdom of Hojo in the land of Byston Well, who, in an attempt to [[RebelliousPrincess aid]] LaResistance against her father, king Shinjirou Sakomizu, stole the boots of the wings of Rean, which allow their chosen wearer to open up the Aura Road and travel between worlds. The second that she asks Asap for his help, however, Sakomizu's army arrives, chasing after LaResistance, and Asap and his friends are dragged along when both forces return to Byston Well.

TrappedInAnotherWorld, Asap finds that the boots have [[TheChosenOne chosen him as their new bearer]], and is labeled a "Holy Warrior" by Sakomizu. Sakomizu himself was a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII kamikaze pilot who witnessed the [[NukeEm nuclear bombing of Hiroshima]] and was flung into Byston Well where he had become TheChosenOne, fought a HumongousMecha war, and wound up king of his very own country. However, Sakomizu is now obsessed with returning to the surface world, and upon doing so, is unable to bear the sight of Tokyo as it is today -- covered in concrete and steel, and being influenced by the Americans who destroyed his hometown.

Asap, having accquired the Aura Battler Nanajin by [[GrandTheftPrototype stealing it from Sakomizu's forces]], must now find a way to prevent Sakomizu from [[NukeEm nuking Tokyo]] to wash away its western influence, as well as stopping Sakomizu's treacherous wife, [[EvilMatriarch Codorre]] from joining up with the local GeneralRipper and attempting to TakeOverTheWorld.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Sakomizu redeems himself by preventing Tokyo from being nuked, the surface world and Byston Well are separated from each other once again, and Asap appears to have a future with Lyukusu... Until she fades into nothingness for seemingly no reason other than because TrueArtIsAngsty.]]
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Sakomizu's personal Aura Battler is the Oukaou, whose resemblance to a giant butterfly (with [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]]) foretells [[spoiler:his RedemptionEqualsDeath scene in the finale]].
* ButNotTooForeign: Both Asap and Lyukusu have Japanese fathers. Asap's mother is American, while Lyukusu's is a natural-born resident of Byston Well.
* CartwrightCurse: See BittersweetEnding.
* ConspicuousCG: The Aura Battlers.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: RebelliousPrincess Lyukusu.
* EvilMatriarch: Codorre Sakomizu nearly outdoes her predecessor from ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine''.
* FacialMarkings: Sakomizu has large dark circles painted around his eyes for whatever reason.
* HumongousMecha
* LaResistance
* MeaningfulName: Asap's name references the infamous acronym standing for "As Soon As Possible". The Nanajin's name references both the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Lucky_Gods Seven Lucky Gods]], as well as the Japanese name of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carausius_morosus Carausius morosus (Walkingstick)]] insect it resembles. The Oukaou's name references the ''Ouka'' kamikaze plane Sakomizu flew during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
** Sakomizu catches the Nanajin reference.
* MythologyGag: The Nanajin changes colors inexplicably from green to red following the TimeTravel sequence. This mirrors the fact that [[Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine the previous series]] had the [[MidSeasonUpgrade Billbine]], which inexplicably changed colors from red to green amidst the ClimacticBattleResurrection at that series' climax.
** The Red Nanajin is also faster and more powerful, which is a reference to anything red being this, per by Char Aznable's legacy of the original Gundam.
* NukeEm: The Hiroshima bombing is shown via a bizarre sequence which may or may not have been actual TimeTravel. Sakomizu tries to do this to Tokyo, but changes his mind.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Both Asap and his father have the expected blonde locks.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Pretty much the whole point of the titular wings. Aside from sprouting from the boots which pick out TheChosenOne, both Sakomizu's Oukaou and Asap's Nanajin sprout larger versions at the series' climax.
* RealMenWearPink: Asap is ''rockin''' a set of pink and white body armor given to him by Sakomizu.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath[[spoiler:- Sakomizu pulls a HeroicSacrifice to save Tokyo from a nuclear explosion he himself brought on while in [[DeadlyUpgrade Hyper Mode]].]]
* {{Samurai}}: Sakomizu seems to fancy himself one. Many of the featured Aura Battlers have samurai-themed equipment, including flintlock aura guns and [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katanas]]... [[FlamingSword Flaming katanas]].
* SceneryPorn: The last scene of the show in particular is absolutely breathtaking.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: All over the place thanks to Tomino's esoteric naming. The best example is Lyukusu/Luxe/Luks/Ryukus/etc.
* TragicKeepsake: The little paper doll in Sakomizu's Ouka. It also serves a ChekhovsGun [[spoiler: as it causes Sakomizu to perform a last-minute HeelFaceTurn]]. It's never said who gave it to him but considering what it caused it's definitely someone close.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Lyukusu.