Reviewed by Jessica B., 10th Grade, Homeschool
Yukito is a traveling puppeteer, searching for “the girl in the sky.” Misuzu is a lonely, immature highschool girl, just looking for a friend.
One day, their paths cross, and though Yukito finds her annoying at first, he and Misuzu eventually become friends, after Misuzu’s constant requests to play. And, upon learning that Yukito was homeless, she insists that he live with her, and eventually convinces her mom Haruko to let him do so.
After spending more time with her and learning of her dreams to fly, Yukito begins to believe that Misuzu might somehow be “the girl in the sky” he has been looking for…
AIR is tear-jerking, heart-wrenching, and down-right beautiful, with top-notch animation and musical score. You won’t want to miss it.