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Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise. Photo Credit: Gainax / Bandai Namco Filmworks / Bandai Visual / Toho-Towa
Photo Credit: Gainax / Bandai Namco Filmworks / Bandai Visual / Toho-Towa

Section23 Films has announced they will distribute Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise, remastered in 4K, for the film’s 35th anniversary.

The movie is known for launching the careers of Hideaki Anno & Yoshiyuki Sadamoto of Evangelion and placed Studio GAINAX on the map as one of Japan’s premiere production houses. Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise was the first ever feature-length animated film for GAINAX.

The distribution deal is part of a special collaboration with Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc. Details below:

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise 4k Special Edition Details

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise. Photo Credit: Gainax / Bandai Namco Filmworks / Bandai Visual / Toho-Towa

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise. Photo Credit: Gainax / Bandai Namco Filmworks / Bandai Visual / Toho-Towa

“Section23 will offer the Japanese special edition of the product, complete with English subtitles, English dub, and gorgeous bonus features perfect for the discerning collector. Extra features include an audio version of the Pilot Film never released on laser disc, a BGM collection accompanied with many Image Boards, the “Document File,” released only in 1987, and more!
 
The product will be distributed in North America concurrently with the Japanese distribution, allowing fans abroad immediate access to this exciting and exclusive rerelease.”

Bandai Namco Fimworks: Synopsis of Royal Space Force

Photo Credit: Gainax / Bandai Namco Filmworks / Bandai Visual / Toho-Towa

Photo Credit: Gainax / Bandai Namco Filmworks / Bandai Visual / Toho-Towa

“The Royal Space Force is established in Honnêamise – a fictional kingdom on a fictional planet. Although the force boasts 30 years of history, they haven’t been able to achieve solid results; people and the government have given up on them, seeing the force as a burden.
 
Shirotsugh Lhadatt, the protagonist, is a member of the Royal Space Force, which far from their dreams have gone into idleness.
 
One day, Shirotsugh meets Riqunni, a girl who preaches God’s word, and his destiny drastically changes, leading him to volunteer to be a space pilot…”

About Section23 Films:

Photo Credit: Gainax / Bandai Namco Filmworks / Bandai Visual / Toho-Towa

Photo Credit: Gainax / Bandai Namco Filmworks / Bandai Visual / Toho-Towa

“Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services an array of labels and imprints including Sentai, Maiden Japan and Switchblade Pictures.
 
With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.”

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise Poster. Photo Credit: Gainax / Bandai Namco Filmworks / Bandai Visual / Toho-Towa

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise Poster. Photo Credit: Gainax / Bandai Namco Filmworks / Bandai Visual / Toho-Towa

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