I can sum this film up in no more than two or less, those words would be Animation Accomplishment. Wings of Honnêamise for me stands out as a being a crowning achievement of animation and dedication by Gainax studios, not just that but it manages to provide a larger purpose to its themes and explores them deeper in the story as the film progresses to its climax. Of an anime watched from the Sci-Fi Channel anime years this one stuck with me for a very long time and it still holds up amazingly well through so much of what is represented.
Easily a classic that deserves to be noticed and deserves to be watched on repeated viewing.
This is a highest recommendation.