Posts Tagged Last Exile

Spring 2012 – First Week Impressions (Part 1)

This post reviews Ozuma, Space Brothers, Natsuiro Kiseki, and Accel World.

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50 Questions for Avvesione

Now that I’ve arrived back home from Japan, I can resume blogging about random tangential posts on the various anime I watch.  But before we dive into the finales for Nisemonogatari, Guilty Crown, and Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam is a post I intended to have published while I was on vacation but it wasn’t completed in time and left for when I returned.  Starting the trend of answering 50 questions was AceRailgun (I recommend you check out his blog) and quite a number of other anime bloggers have already done similar posts since.  I meant to have this up weeks ago but it kept getting delayed and was never completed until now.  So here are my answers to the 50 questions!

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Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam – 19

The patchwork military commonly referred to as the Allied Forces has a common goal among its diverse membership: to end Luscinia’s relentless onslaught and bring peace to the world.  That aim has been quite clear since the alliance began only a few episodes ago.  But what they share in a common objective, they all do not share the same vision on how to accomplish it.  The lack of faith and familiarity between factions, most visible between the surviving Glacies soldiers and the insensitive traitors of Ades, prevents the cohesion of a formidable and singular military that can match the Luscinia’s forces and achieve their goal.  The reason for the lack of companionship and trust between each side is that there is no unifying leader for this army.  Each faction (Ades, Glacies, Turan, and the sky pirates) follows their own and is a reason why this military will never be successful in its current state (or at least current state as of this episode).

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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  Hopefully the topic is still interesting albeit it now being out of date by the most current episode but I planned to cover this series episodically (minus the recaps, though I must interject and say episode 17 was absolutely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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Going on Hiatus

Between now (March 12) and March 26, I’ll be taking a break from blogging and anime in general.  The reason for the pause is I will be busy finishing up my finals and immediately be going on an international vacation to Thailand and later, Japan.  For the duration of the trip, I will be away from my computer which means no anime and even less blogging.

However, while I won’t be actively blogging, I do have a number of posts that are scheduled to be published while I am away so there won’t be a two week gap here on my blog.  There won’t be any new episodic posts but I will be catching up on Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam and including a few other posts I’ve been meaning to finish up.

Hope you all have a wonderful time while I am away and enjoy anime and blogging and whatever else to their fullest.  I look forward to returning to blogging at the end of March.  Until then!

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Winter 2012 – Mid-Season Review

The midway point in a season is about the fairest time to evaluate an anime since each show has had ample time to introduce its characters, establish its story, differentiate itself from the rest, and show enough to allow us to form proper judgment.  Each show has had time to work out its kinks and oddities, too, as well as reveal its true self after spectacular or sluggish beginnings.  Now that the Winter Anime season is well past its midway point, it’s time to take a moment and see how the anime we love and watch this season are performing and how they compare to each other.

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Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam – 16

Unlike the friendship between Fam and Giselle, one that has endured numerous hardships and still remains strong, the relationship between Fam and Millia is a bit more complex.  Should you ask either character, the answer regarding their friendship would be that they are dear friends yet their actions don’t always support these words.  Perhaps the greatest obstacle in what’s keeping this relationship to be one as close or resilient as Fam’s and Giselle’s is an issue that extends beyond the difference in class and status between the princess and the pirate.  What’s hindering the friendship of Fam and Millia is that they don’t treat each other as equals.

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