Hey guys like I sed I hadf a review in the works for you so hear it is Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor was a anime that came out in 2004 almost 9 years. It was produced by Xebec the same company that brought us Nadesico.But dont let that fool you this anime is anything but the fun wacky antic's that we saw in nadesico this show is 100% mecha drama. so without any ferther to do hears the brack down.
The storty starts on Tatsumiyajima witch is the central island in the middle of a small cluster of islands, in a sleepy backwater of the Japanese isles. Not much happens there, and the island's young people go to school knowing that their lives are likely to remain peaceful and undisturbed. Or so they have been taught... but the truth is different. The fate of mankind is on the line, and Tatsumiyajima is the last line of defense against a hostile and incomprehensible enemy. At the center of it all, fighting for Humanity's continued existence, is the giant robot Fafner, the dragon that guards this final treasure of mankind. Okay with a synopsis like that your probly thinking whats the big deal its just like so many other mecha anime. well dont let this little paragraph miss leed you thare is way more to the story then this synopsis is letting on. as for what that is well you will just need to watch to find out.
Next on my list is the art and animation so first thing first I whant to get one thing out of the way yes this animes Character Designer is non other then Hirai, Hisashi thr same man that did the Character Design for Gundam Seed. but befor all you seed heaters click off this page he also did the Character Design for Kurogane no Linebarrels, Mugen no Ryvius, and Scryed all of witch I cunsiter must watcxh anime. so just because the art reminds one of one anime you dont like dosint meen you shouldint give it a shot. Becasue in this case going with Hirai for this anime was probly the best chose. thare are serten thing he dos best and oldly enuph that is facial expressions shore all his faces in the shows he dos look simaler but that is to make it easyer for them to convay serten expressions. so what Im saying is just give the art a chance you may just like it.
But if you whant sumthing to rely lach onto it is the music this show is home to one of my all time favret OST and we have a Mr Saito, Tsuneyoshi to thank for it sum of you older fans may remember his name as he also did the OST for 2 of the Tenchi Muyo! movies namly Tenchi Muyo! Manatsu no Eve and Tenchi Muyo! in Love 2: Haruka Naru Omoi witch out of all the tenchi muyo anima have the best music. Saito, Tsuneyoshi and his teem whent all the way to Europe to record using a real orchestra and let me just say this music will probly hit you harder then any visual seen in this show.
Now with all this good thare is sum bad atlest when it come to the ENG dub. you see I have yet to watch this show in Japaneses so all I have to go on with my revew is the ENG dub and it is standered afare for its time the anime came out hear in the US around 2006 If I am remembering corectly and lets face it the state of most dug wheret varry good then. So all i can say is if you plane on getting this anime you may whant to try out the Japanese dug first
I know I normaly close thing out right about hear but befor that i have one more thing I need to talk about and that is the Blu-ray Up scalling of this anime. You see the reson I am even reviwing this anime at this point and time is because I resently got the DVD/blu-ray combo pack of the anime and let me just say this is what a Up scall should look like. Unlike Gundam seeds upscall that just look lazy and slopy this one acholy looks clean just like it did when it first aird witch is the point. So all in all I say this blu-ray relese is worth the money and would make a fine addtion to anime mecha anime fans collection.