Trivia / Royal Space Force: The Wings of HonnÍamise

  • Acclaimed Flop: The movie opened to good reviews and even won an award but it was a box office failure.
  • Backed by NASA
  • Development Hell/What Could Have Been: In The '90s, Gainax announced that it was working on a Spiritual Successor to Honnêamise called Blue Uru. (They chose not to make a direct sequel because Bandai Visual, who had financed Honnêamise, owned half the property.) Some very impressive production artwork was released to the public, but Blue Uru was never completed. They (especially Gainax's lead artist, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto) still professed their desire to eventually complete it, though. And in March 2013, they announced that they finally would, with two key members of the original film's creative team (Sadamoto and writer/director Hiroyuki Yamaga) back in their old roles.
  • Executive Meddling: Gainax was pressured to change the original title, Royal Space Force, to include The Wings of Honnêamise, because Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind was doing well in the box office.

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