Dwelling in a pneumatic void of memories live the
Kildren, teenagers destined never to grow up. Unless they are killed in
action, they persist forever in a dull adolescence. The Kildren are a
human breed of fighter pilots; created to play the much-needed game of war
in a world that keeps real conflicts at bay, they are hired to entertain
the citizens of Europe with their celestial battles. Top-notch Japanese
fighter pilot Yuichi Kannami has just been assigned to a new air base. He
has only vague memories of his past, and knows only how to fly and fight.
However, when he meets Suito Kusanagi, the beautiful girl in command at
the base, a disturbing new awareness of the meaninglessness of his life
starts creeping into his timeless soul.
A disturbing new awareness of the meaninglessness of his
life starts creeping into his timeless soul? Sheesh, what is this? An
anime flick or Ingmar Bergman? Sartre eat your heart out!