The Sky Crawlers (2008) IMDb

Creators

Oshii Mamoru (director).

Categorization

Animated feature. Science fiction, maybe. Oshii.

Subject

Young interceptor pilots in a carefully managed war between corporations—ordered, perhaps, by nations—gradually realize what they are.

Commentary

Good Kawai music, as usual, and quite effective “puppet-like” mixes of CGI and cel style. Justin Sevakis read this as a commentary on the emptiness of fan culture; I don’t know.

References here: “Don't mention the war!”.

Japanese production animation fiction moving picture