Fafner: Complete Series (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
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* What is the show about?
The protagonists have lived all their lives on a tranquil, remote island called Tatsumiya Island- it's so remote that they can't get all the TV channels, and publications from the mainland are delivered late, but there's a local broadcasting station on the island, and they have the beach, the mountains, and a tight-knit community that celebrates traditional festivals... and most of all, they have their loving parents, and each other.
When the island is attacked by an unknown threat, they discover a hidden side to their peaceful island village, only to realize that the reality that they had known until yesterday had been a fabrication.
As the series progresses, the characters struggle with the battle for survival, coming to terms with themselves and their new reality, and to protect their identity (sense of the Self), their precious people, and normalcy.
* What makes this show so special?
It's not the strategic, intense, and gripping battle sequences- although Fafner has several epic, high-stakes battles especially towards the end of the series.
It's not the character designs by the character designer of Gundam Seed, Infinite Ryvius, and Heroic Age.
It's not the unique mechanic designs for the titular Fafners that get their distinctive look from non-symmetric spines and array of weaponry.Read more ›
Before I get into the story, I will try to answer a hypothetical question first: Who should not and who should watch Fafner.
To begin with, if you are a die-hard fan of Evangelion or Gundam etc. than most probably you will not want to watch this one because it has some similarities with the previous mention animes indeed; and you most probably will `blow away' a great anime like this. On the other hand, people who would like to watch a very good anime, with strong storyline, twists, romance, lots of action and of course Mechas (belongs to the so called sci-fi category) than you should watch this one.
Let us proceed to the storyline:
It starts with the life of people, teenagers going to school, adults to work etc. by introducing the viewer to their everyday life. The place where the story starts is called Tatsumiya Island. To make the long story short, aliens attack earth and obviously the Island gets under attack, devastating their lives and throwing the teenagers into battle; basically, because they are the ones who are able to fly the Mechas. Additionally, power games will start to evolve, exhausting battles all over the globe will occur, between sort of government and military parties etc. and all the teenagers are caught in the middle of all this. As the series proceed, many questions will be raised (which will be answered - directly or indirectly - in the end of the series), the bounds between the main protagonists will become stronger (and of course romance), the viewer will witness all the emotional rollercoaster that these youngsters will go through and some of them will even die.
This sums up the story.Read more ›
The main problem with Fafner is the first half of the series up till episode.12 is messy with bad dialogue and mediocre plot pacing. In the latter half of the series, they changed the script writer to Tow Ubukata and the series showed a marked improvement. The TV series' ending is bitter-sweet but the film "Heaven and Earth" is a direct sequel and resolves the issues in a more satisfactory fashion.
Recommended for fans who like animé with a serious handling of sci-fi/military themes and human drama. There's also a heavy dose of Existentialism with the question "Are you there?" re-phrased throughout the series.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
such a great invasion of mecha anime the art style is a alot like gundam seedPublished 9 months ago by Ernie Sanchez
So nice to have this now with the sequel series underway! I encourage everyone who loves a good story to give this one a look!Published 10 months ago by Richard McJordan
The series was totally great and enjoy very much. It is worth getting and great deal for the prices thought if u seen it on dvd don't get it and the blu ray always surprise me very... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Tuan Nguye
One of the better shows I have seen. Similar to Evangelion and Gundam. Yes, the show is about teens who pilot mecha (Fafner is what they're called. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Nathan
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