Royal Space Force - The Wings Of Honneamise

Royal Space Force - The Wings Of Honneamise ★★★★

Space race as art house. The maiden rocket launch is a visual labour of love by a art department who’ve poured over NASA Saturn V stock footage. All cascading LOX ice and fuel lines being severed and falling away to the side. That attention to detail. Possibly the greatest alt earth visual aesthetic. Japan’s love affair with the shinden design in flight sequences. That title theme. Ryuichi Sakamoto music is the air, with themes reminiscent of Philip Glass’ Qasti work. 


For years this was a trailer on a mid 90s Manga UK tape. In way I’m glad I watched it now. The emphatic hero nuances would of been lost on me, mid the gore of Battle Angel Alita and the tank battles of Venus Wars video tapes. 20 years later it didn’t disappoint.