Fall 2011 Anime Previews - ラストエグザイル-銀翼のファム-

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Like a phoenix, GONZO rises from the ashes!!

And with that, I've finished all of the previews I planned to do.

Title: ラストエグザイル-銀翼のファム-, Last Exile -Ginkyou no Fam-, Last Exile, Fam, The Silver Wing
Animation Production: GONZO
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, SciFi
Airs: 10/07 26:00 CBC
Website: http://www.lastexile-fam.com/chara.html
Series Summary from Animax Asia:

"I've made up my mind! I'm going to steal that ship!"

All source of life originates from the Grand Lake.

At this very sacred lake, the battle of Ades Federation and Turan Kingdom has begun. Ades Federation, armed with crushing force and massive battleships and its sights set to conquer the world, invade the Turan Kingdom. With the Ades troops heading to their beloved country, Turan now lies at the brink of collapse. The princesses of Turan (Millia il Velch Cutrettola Turan and Liliana il Grazioso Merlo Turan) look on as a small vanship named Vespa cruises above their heads.

"We'll steal your flagship from now, from this battle field!"

The Vespa continues to weave through the barrage of bombs, while the fleets of Ades close in on Turan.

What are the motives of Luscinia, the man leading Ades Federation into the war? And what is the secret behind 'Exile'? 
Kenn's Comment: Gonzo's revival is symbolically marked by one of the companies most beloved series. I never watched the first Last Exile, but it should be known that the story and cast are more or less completely new, meaning those new to the series should be able to get into it without missing out on too much. One thing you can count on is that it'll be visually stunning. I've seen screens of the first season and they look wonderful.

Character designs by the wonderful Murata Range, who also did character designs for Shangri-La (for those who watched it). Also, the two leads (pictured in top image) are played by Toyosaki Aki and Yuuki Aoi (Fam and Giselle, respectively). Really looking forward to their roles, as both are excellent voice actresses.

Despite all this praise and excitement for this one, I'll always have a shadow of doubt and worry about Gonzo doing anime. I know they've got some well loved series like Last Exile and Gankutsuou, but they've also done some really, really bad endings for series (NHK). That and the series is written by the same person who did Linebarells of Iron and でんゆうでん (Legend of the Legendary Heroes), with the former suffering from problems on several different fronts and the latter being a bit on the messy side. He, however, did write the first series, so I suppose there is merits in that.


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