Last Exile: Fam of the Silver Wing is the sequel to 2003’s Last Exile, which won my bronze award for being significantly better than most anime, but still not within spitting distance of some of the titans of the industry. While the first series focused on the journey of two friends as they delivered a girl named Alvis to a pirate ship and inadvertently put an end to the oppressive rule of their planet’s overseers, the sequel is operating on a grander scale.
While the story was quite good and the characters memorable, it did a less than satisfactory job with immersing the audience in the setting. It didn’t explain just who the Guild was until the end, or what the purpose of the conflict was that propelled the story forward. Thankfully, judging from the first episode of Fam of the Silver Wing, this issue has probably been rectified without dedicating several minutes to clumsy exposition. Also, you have a girl in negligee hanging by a bungee cord from a large aircraft, so I’m sure that plays to some kind of fetish. Continue reading “Last Exile: Fam of the Silver Wing First Impressions- Steampunk’s Weird”
Gainax is finally out with one of the latest premieres of the summer season. Unfortunately, they’re following this weird trend of shows featuring ill-tempered, socially retarded, but moebait little girl detectives. Fortunately, Dantalian blesses us with a quite capable male lead to pick up some of the slack.
Hello, here be Lemmi writing his first initial impressions post for Rabbit Poets, and here’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for; the spiritual successor to Code Geass. Oh sure, they play it off as an entirely different series, but it has all the Code Geass trademarks: Dichromatic eyes, ninja maids, roller skating mechs, and over the top actions and dialogue that make you wonder if they’re serious or taking the piss out of themselves.
Scamp was quite glowing in his post about Yuru Yuri. To wit:
A work of pure brilliance. Such a seemingly simply yet ingenius twist on a well known tale. The effort gone into this is immense. Each scene is brimming with energy and charm, yet it has this underlying tone and message that cuts straight through to the heart in a way that’s difficult to describe…
Unfortunately, I can’t say the same (what do you mean there’s a twist ending to that review?).