• Director

    Hiroyuki Yamada

  • With the voices of

    Leo Morimoto, Mitsuki Yayoi, Kazuyuki Sogabe

  • Japan 1987. 121min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    15

  • English subtitles

In an alternative world we follow a would-be astronaut as he joins a small, disenfranchised group, the Royal Space Force. Known as much for its troublesome genesis as for the completed film itself, RSF is nevertheless an impressive work that, despite some troubling positioning in relation to gender and sexual violence, is extremely rewarding as a pre-digital anime that builds imaginative and visually complex worlds. It also marks the debut of Studio Gainax, in partnership with games giant Bandai, and boasts a score with input from Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Contains explicit imagery of sexual violence.