In a time of peace, war is spectacle. Based on Mori Hiroshi's novel series, Ghost in the Shell
auteur Oshii Mamoru's soaringly beautiful animated film The Sky Crawlers
is set in an alternate world where war is perpetuated for show. Ageless pilots engage in endless dogfight combat for rival companies that keep war alive in a far corner of the world, so peace can be maintained everywhere else. Featuring a stunning mix of 3-D and 2-D animation for life in the air and on ground, The Sky Crawlers
creates two distinctive worlds within the same film, situating the story's brooding existentialism and complicated themes amidst impressive aerial combat scenes. The Sky Crawlers
also features voice acting by Kase Ryo, Kikuchi Rinko, and Kuriyama Chiaki.
Ace pilot Kannami Yuichi has just arrived at his new base, but he has no memories of his life before. Like all the other pilots on base, Yuichi is a Kildren, part of a group of eternally young and fair-featured pilots who know no past, only warfare. Though Yuichi is new to the site, everything and everyone seem oddly familiar, as if he's repeating a life he's already experienced before. Could mysterious base commander Kusanagi Suito and deadly rival pilot Teacher, the only adult in the skies, hold the secrets to his past?
The Blu-ray Collector's Edition comes in a Deluxe Metal Box with: Special Figure: Sanka Mark B Fighter Plane with Cannon (1:72 Scale) "The Sky Supporters" Staff Booklet The Sky Crawlers Script (5th Draft) Bonus DVD 1: Leica Reel Bonus DVD 2: Take Off ~ The Sky Crawlers Documentary Bonus DVD 3: Promotion Reel