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The version currently on DA is a silent version and is NOT THE REAL VERSION. Due to song copyright restrictions I may not host the actual song on DA without Yoko Kanno's written consent. So I encourage you to read the description for further information

:bulletblue: It is my request and I encourage you all to still favorite and comment on it here and treat it as if it was still hosted here, because I LOVE getting all the feedback (I never go on New Grounds so any comments on there will probably go overlooked):bulletblue:

Anyway, on to the normal stuff:


-- Meaning: At first when I was making this it was just for the soul purpose of animating something singing, but after a little while I began to develop a story to the character. Basically, she is a little fox that dreams of flying, and then something happens. In the end, she gets what she wants though. So, it is sad and happy at the same time? :o
(Also, please quit comparing this to the Kiwi student film. I made this before I ever saw or heard of that short but I know they have a very vague similarity, thank you)

There is a message in this, simple as it is. I will let you guys decide what it is.

-- Song:It's from the album "Genesis of Aquarion."
I will not post a link to where the song can be downloaded but rather encourage you to support the greatness that is Yoko Kanno and buy her music. If you search for her name or album titles on Ebay or AnimeNation you will find her great music. Believe me, it's worth it. Here is one helpful link to where more of her music can be found
The Lyrics, as many have disputed, DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO ANY EXISTING LANGUAGE. The song is a made up language which is characteristic of Yoko Kanno. She does that a lot (check out the whole soundtrack to Escaflowne). As far as I can tell, it is just a bunch of languages mixed together, so naturally, there is no direct English translation of the song so please don't ask me. However, in the CD booklet japanese lyrics are written for the song. It is my understanding that those are simply the thoughts and made up lyrics behind the song and the actual audio of the song is not an existing language (once again, Yoko Kanno does this a lot. I have several sound tracks where all the sung songs are jibberish yet they still have a japanese lyric written out in the booklet). So thanks for the heads up, turns out there is a meaning behind the song.

-- Program Used: Macromedia Flash 8

-- Official Art:


-- Fan Art: (please see this journal for prefferances: [link] )

HOLY FRIKIN CRAP... fan art of "Fox Wings" and her cartoon by some great artists :heart: Freakin adorable:

Fly Again
Soaring With the Stars
I Have My Wings
I Wish I Could Fly
So This is Heaven
Cloud Walker (WIP)
Bounds Broken
Singing Out
Winged Kitsune
Fallen Angel
Loosing the Dream
Touch the Sky
She Flies
And the Skies Answered
Little Fox's Dream
Please Just Let Me Dream
Heaven Spare Your Wings
Looking to the Sky
Poem: Fox Wings
Kitsune no Tsubasa Negai
Poem: Bittersweet
Fox Wings
Give Me Wings
So many!
If Only...
Wish of a Fox
Reach For It
Foxwings Sculpture
I Will Wait
A Beautiful Fate
Poem: If Only To Fly
Make My Own Dreams Come True XD!
Wishes Come True
Falling From Wishes
Look Up
If I Only Could Fly
If I Only Had Wings
To The Light
Oblivion is Falling Down
Come Fly With Me
Crashing Down
Clear Skies
Not Gone Just Yet
Fox Flies
Represent, yo
This one is just frikin cute. XD
Watch it fall
They're Waiting
Stop Snowing
To Fly
Losing the Dream
You Need Wings to Fly
If only to rise
Catching a Feather
Gained Wings
Freedom of Flight
What's Next?
It Can Happen
I Can Fly Now
Finally Free
Why Is It?
A Simple Thing
Floatin on Feather
In The End
She Flies
If Only...
Dreams I Left Behind
On A Cloud
She Has Her Wings
Just Floating

@x@ Thank you so much you guys.
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Given 2008-12-02
Not many Flash deviations can lay claim to having over 80 pieces of fanart dedicated to it but If Only to Fly by *SilverPoot is one that can. I know it's already popular, it's not the most detailed of animations, but you've got to give it credit - it works great with the music and conveys the story effortlessly. ( Suggested by Tigzz and Featured by Age2003 )
FunnyMaiMai Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
he's way to cute! First I laughed and then I got sad, it was really beautiful
DynV Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Thanks for the description but what is the name of the exact song, not just the album? Thank you kindly. Oh! And I favorited this probably 5 years ago.
kyoopa Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kheelaia Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the best animation ever! i know, im stupid, beacause i cried. oh, poor fox..
EmilynnQuinn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohmygosh... that is so cute! But so sad! the animation flows beautifully.
The poor fox. T^T
binkieboi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
why do alot of the tributes 404?
Sauti-Alamisi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because they are old.
LostDemonHeart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I'm in love with this. Have been since I saw it back in 2010, and now I finally found it again! I've missed it, and I am very happy to see it again. It is amazing, and I love it with all my heart. Thank you for warming my heart.
kawaiiweirdluver Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
she at least flied...
writeacrossme Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Writer
:noes: That's just too sad... but good job.
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