The Princess and the Pilot (とある飛空士への追憶 To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku?, "Recollections for a Certain Pilot") is a 2011 Japanese anime film, based on the fantasy light novel of the same name by Koroku Inumura. It was released in Japanese cinemas on 1 October 2011.
To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku is a joint production by Japanese animation studios Madhouse and TMS Entertainment, and it was directed by the director Jun Shishido. The cast of this film was officially revealed on 19 May 2011.
Koroku Inumura''s original war romance light novel revolves around Charles Karino, a Levamme Empire mercenary aerial pilot who mans the twin-seater reconnaissance seaplane Santa Cruz. One day, he receives a surprise assignment: to fly over 12,000 kilometers of enemy waters to protect a girl named Juana del Moral. This mission is actually a covert operation as the original escort was taken down by the enemy. Charles eventually discovers that both the original operation and the covert operation have been figured by the enemy decoding military telegraphs sent by the crown prince to Juana.
An anime movie that involves aviation, adventure, and romance.
24 July 2014 | by ecwelling73 (United States)
The Princess & the Pilot was an anime movie that is better than I expect it. It not only involves with romance between these two beloved characters, it also involves discrimination, self-realization, and free will. That is what I love about this movie. It is a reflection of everyone else: of how we interact with judgment that it takes time for us to show what we are made of and receive acceptance. I truly adore the romance between Fana del Moral(the princess) and Charles Karino(the pilot), and I love the action and the adventure they have endured while flying in the sky during the war. Jun Shishido(the director) and Satoko Okudera(the writer) have done a marvelous job making this movie both romantic and thrilling. And this movie is a guarantee must-see for everyone, both male and female. It is touching and exciting combined into one great film.