Madhouse, TMS Confirmed on To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku
posted on 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]