Posts Tagged Airship

Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam – 23 (Finale)

After an immeasurable amount of loss, destruction, pain, and death, Luscinia readily backs down at the simplest idea of a young girl having dreams of a better world.  And with that, the wars have ceased, peace is realized, and the world can forget about its problems and work toward the future that everyone wants.  Seriously, why is it that anytime ‘hopes’ or ‘dreams’ or ‘I believe in you’ or any of that bullshit enter in at the end of an anime, nothing makes sense anymore and the story goes from respectable to ‘why the hell should I care anymore?’  Seriously, this is the ending they were aiming for?

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Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam – 22

Though my criticisms for this sequel are unending, there exist a number of aspects of this anime that I genuinely enjoy and appreciate.  Though most of these are references or byproducts from the original series, there are some new elements to Last Exile: Fam that are pleasing to me.  And though there are many tracks borrowed from the original, the soundtrack to Last Exile: Fam is one of the best elements of this anime.

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Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam – 21

While Giselle has been a pleasant and delightful girl throughout the series, she’s been largely ineffective as a character and tends to be forgotten.  Despite being a constant presence around Fam and trailing her everywhere she goes and supporting her wacky endeavors, she never asserts herself in the scenes.  The unfortunate outcome is the proper character placed in an important role failing to meet the needs of the series.

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Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam – 20

So yeah, it’s been well over three months since my last post on Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam, so these aren’t timely or applicable anymore, but I always intended to finish the series and, well, here are the few remaining episodes that I never got around to finishing.

Considering the necessity that a colony ship be built for the inhabitants of this planet to leave with the intention of never returning home, there is no mistake that these problems of scarce resources are very real.  However, given that they’re able to sustain life in space and transport them across the galaxy, the display of technologies seems incredibly ill-equipped for ideally addressing this situation.

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Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam – 18

I know, I’m surprised, too.  A new Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam post?

Well, it’s been over a month since I posted anything about Last Exile and this episode is probably long forgotten by now.  Oh well.  Hopefully the topic is still interesting albeit it now being out of date by the most current episode but I planned to cover this series episodically (minus the recaps, though I must interject and say episode 17 was absolutely amazing seeing the entire original Last Exile in one wondrous episode) and dammit, I’ll do just that.

This post will cover the facelessness of war, the fact that neither we nor the characters truly experience all the human lives that are involved in these wars.

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Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam – 14

With the much anticipated battle between Glacies and Ades finally here, this episode of Blast Exile turned to a militaristic one full of impressive warships, fiery explosions, and several intriguing revelations.  But the battle that lasted for most of the episode wasn’t as particularly enjoyable as some of the previous episodes despite involving the two greatest nations waging a full-scale war with each other.  What was wrong with the airship battle in this episode of Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam?

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Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam – 13

Continuing along with my senseless nomenclature for this anime, this week’s episode is hereby dubbed ‘Lost Exile’ which appropriately describes how Millia, Fam, and Giselle were marooned in the barren tundra of Glacies.  The whole episode revolves around our trio of heroes interacting with Rocket Fighter pilot and native to Glacies, Dian, and repairing their wrecked vanship before departing to the home base, the Silvus.  But before going from point A to point B, the episode exposed a vast schism in cultures, customs, and philosophies between Glacies and the rest of nations neighboring the Grand Lake.  Thought the episode did minimal to advance the plot, its exposition on world building was exceptional and it enriched the setting in a way I admire: thought character action rather than narration or guesstimation.

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