Directed by Mamoru Oshii, the animated film is presented by Nippon Television Network and Production I.G. It will have its debut in Japan on August 2 when Warner Bros. releases it there.
Billed as the Greatest Love Story Ever, The Sky Crawlers is the tale of Yuichi, a young fighter pilot with only a vague memory of his past. A woman at his new airbase, Suito, seems as if she has been waiting to meet him for a long time and Yuichi is gradually drawn to her. Meanwhile, all the base's pilots must confront a mysterious enemy flying ace called Teacher and Yuichi begins to regain part of his memory.
The story is based on a best-selling novel by Hiroshi Mori. Wild Bunch Distribution is releasing the film in France.