Madhouse, TMS Confirmed on To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku

posted on 2010-04-01 23:49 EDT by Egan Loo

The official website of Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko imprint has confirmed that Madhouse is animating the previously announced film adaptation of Koroku Inumura's To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku (Flashbacks to a Certain Aerial Pilot) light novel. TMS Entertainment is also producing the film. Haruyuki Morisawa illustrated both To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku and To Aru Hikūshi e no Koiuta (Love Songs to a Certain Aerial Pilot), the second To Aru Hikūshi e no project from Inumura. Tsuioku has already been adapted into a radio drama and a manga by Maiko Ogawa in Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine.

To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku's story revolves around Charles Karino, a Revaamu Empire mercenary aerial pilot who mans the twin-seater reconnaissance seaplane Santa Cruz. One day, he receives a preposterous assignment: to fly solo over 12,000 kilometers of enemy waters to protect a girl named Fana del Moral. Fana happens to be the next in line to the empire's throne and a girl possessing beauty "equal to 5,000 beams of light."

[Via Moon Phase]

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