Soukyuu no Fafner Review

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Soukyuu no Fafner Review

Post  TheSuspiciousRedLamp on Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:07 pm

This is my fourth review about my #1 show: Soukyuu no Fafner Dead Agressor (also known as Fafner in the Azure).

Important: Forgive my english please. As a french person it's not always very easy for me.

It's been awhile since I didn't not rewatch this serie and I should do so. This anime is one of my favorite anime of all time for now and I doubt that one day it will dropped from my top ten. I'm doing this review by trying to covince the more people to watch this awesome serie.

Story: Incredible!! It was so well built that when I watch it I was like: EH!!It could happen one day in a not so far future. There's no cliché except for the first episode when Kazuki became the pilot of the Fafner Mark Elf because, currently, is the only one who can do this. Wait... this isn't even a cliché... it's an anime law come to think of it. At the beginning, you may look at this and say: well... it's like kira yamato. He will fight to protect his friends. Fortunately, this is not what will happen, since all of Kazuki's friends will fight one day. People sometime made comparison between Fafner and Evangelion. Yeah... maybe sometime... but I like Faner more than Evangelion (the anime of Evagelion is a little bit disappointing, but the manga is really good). Also some people complain that the show is slow and the battles are boring. Do not forget, there's a lot of character development in that show and I disagree for the battles, there's no stock animation like *cough*Seed Destiny*cough* and they are very thrilling. And the final, just completely amazing and outstanding!!
So for the story: 10/10 (just awesome).

Art: Again, you have Hisashi Hirai doing a lot of characters that we might have seen in his others series. For example: Kazuki is a mix of Shinn Asuka and Athrun Zala in my opinion (not in personnality fortunately). My point is, if you like Hisashi's design like me, you're gonna fall in love with the characters. The mecha are also really special. Like Code Geass, there are really different from the other shows you might have seen. By the way they look, they seem to have no "face". A head but no face. You know what... there a really cool and I can't understand people saying they look like EVA. They are really different.
Art: 9/10

Sound: This is one of the best soundtrack I ever heard. The choice of instruments are excellent. It fits perfectly with the action and the calm moments. Also, I'm a big fan of Angela's opening and I will say that it's probably my favorite opening of all show that I watched until now.
Sound: 9/10

Character: This is where Fafner gets, in my opinion, 12/10. The characters are very enjoyable and interresting, but they put also some "cliché" in their personality. Do you need to care about this cliché, NO!! By the way it's handle, there's no problem with the characters personnality, because there just to lovable. You have your main character who is really calm and happy with is life at the beginning, but want to end all the terror once he gets into the fight. You have the girl who seem not worthy enough to pilot a mecha, but at the end, is one of the best pilot they could get. You have the guy who hate to fight and doesn't want to be involved. The guy who is scare about the battle, the guy who doesn't give a crap about the pilot, but cares about the Fafner, the little girl who is sick and can't do anything, the girl who wants to become a pilot to avenge her father's death and the guy who wants to fight with a giant robot. But all of them will change during this serie (some of them will die during the show) and this is what is really the best about this anime.
Character: 12/10 (I don't care if the limite is ten).

Enjoyment: In 2 episodes, I became impossible to stop. I watched the serie in 3 days and was really amaze by this show that handle the story and the characters like no one does.
Enjoyment: 10/10

Overall: I won't say it's the best show of all time, since I didn't watch necessarily a lot of anime, but I know how to determine what is a really good show. Watch it, you won't be deceived!!
Overall: 10/10 OUTSTANDING!!!!!!
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Re: Soukyuu no Fafner Review

Post  CanadaMan on Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:02 pm

Fafner is a great anime, even if I was mildly disappointed by the ending.
Have you seen Left of Right?
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Post  TheSuspiciousRedLamp on Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:10 pm

Of course I did... it was very good for a 50 minute show. When you were dissapointed with the ending, I like it to death. But for you information, there's a sequel coming out Very Happy. I can't wait for it. It's gonna be a TV show that will be released during the summer. I hope it's gonna be as good, if not better, as the first serie
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Post  CanadaMan on Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:40 pm

TheSuspiciousRedLamp wrote:Of course I did... it was very good for a 50 minute show. When you were dissapointed with the ending, I like it to death. But for you information, there's a sequel coming out Very Happy. I can't wait for it. It's gonna be a TV show that will be released during the summer. I hope it's gonna be as good, if not better, as the first serie

Only slightly disappointed, I expected a least a "welcome back" hug for Kazuki. That was about my only issue. As Neo once said "Fafner is like a horror movie, no one is safe and you're not sure who's going next"
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Post  TheSuspiciousRedLamp on Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:54 pm

A fantastic "horror" show. What's your thought about this incoming sequel??
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Post  CanadaMan on Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:16 pm

I'll watch it when it airs, but I think I'll go into Fafner 2 the same way I did Fafner: on a single recommendation to watch it without knowing much of anything. Well, now it'll be more than a single recommendation ...
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Re: Soukyuu no Fafner Review

Post  bakuhasu on Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:31 pm

I have seen Fafner remember fragments and bits that the setup is like a Evangelion clone ( I love RahXephon btw). But the main focus is it's character and the feeling of desperation that you have for these characters. I felt the characters were fleshed out to the point where they are likable and you can relate (because they are teenagers) to the point where when one character dies you just feel like you lose that attachment with the characters. I just want to comment that's one of Fafner's strongest points as an anime.
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Re: Soukyuu no Fafner Review

Post  TheSuspiciousRedLamp on Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:42 am

I agree with you Baku. That's certainly one of the strongest point of Fafner. This is one of the few shows that made me cried when a character died. I bought the complete serie also to support XEBEC and their awesome work.
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