The anime film To Aru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku is adapted by studio Madhouse and co-produced by TMS Entertainment, based on Koroku Inumura's light novels otherwise known as Flashbacks to a Certain Aerial Pilot. The 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". The movie is premiering in Japan on October 1, 2011.