• Directors

    Makoto Shinkai, Yoshio Suzuki

  • With the voices of

    Hidetaka Yoshioka, Masato Hagiwara, Yuka Nanri

  • Japan 2004. 91min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    12A

  • English subtitles

Shinkai’s debut feature is set in an alternative post-war Japan where half the country is governed by the US and half by ‘the union’. Three school friends resolve to build a plane and cross the border, but when one falls seriously ill the others abandon their plans. Many years later, with war looming once more, the two remaining friends discover that past bonds may be their last hope to save the world.