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Last Exile: The Complete Series Box Set
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(May 05, 2009)
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Last Exile the Complete Series consists of 26 episodes across 4 discs and comes packaged in a stylish cardboard slipcase containing a pair of thin packs. The artwork is stunningly appropriate, with a purposely-weathered look that includes the yellowing of the parchment and near-black & white quality to the portraits. Faded images of the pilots, decked out in their antiquated flight gear, standing proudly before their weathered open-cockpit aircraft have a look about them that just nails the look and feel of the early 1900s.
Coming in at a total runtime of 625 minutes, Last Exile wears a very conservative TV14 rating. This is nearly general audience material with a slight hint of adult undertones (war and aerial combat) but the show contains no real violence, suggestive content, or foul language worth parental concern. Like real wars, some characters (even beloved by the end) do lose their lives to the cause. However, Last Exile is never graphic in its portrayal of death nor does it glorify themes of violence.Read more ›
Warning: This anime actually has plot, character development, and depth. This is not for folks that want plenty of blood and guts fights, sword and sorcery, and/or fan service from unrealistically proportioned female characters. This is one of the classiest shows out there.
Visually this is a thing of beauty because of the CGI, the animation itself is well done. Yet it is the blend of the two that makes it stand out in my mind. The story line moves ahead at a good pace and you get so many very well developed characters. Take for instance Dio, whom was my favorite sub character, although he did not have the biggest part he added so much more to the story.
This story is about a teenage boy and girl who have lost everything except each other and their Van Ship. They start out as air delivery messengers and are happy with that then they deliver a message that brings them into the problems of war. From that point on you are meeting new characters that bring new problems.
As I said...this took me by surprise. It has a rich story and is a beautiful thing to watch which also means replay value. When it is all said and done everything is wrapped up for a well done ending.
I would highly recommend this.....that is if anyone really cared...grin.
The epilogue aside, this anime had a refreshing focus on character development - these were characters in which you could actually get attached to and had realistic reactions to events in the series. The voices (not talking about dubbed) fit their personality and each added an interesting perspective to the series.
Many series recently have focused primarily on action and explosions with little emphasis on plot...this trend did not stem from Last Exile. While there is action and battle scenes, there is a focus on plot and mystique which is enough to keep the viewer interested all the way through the whole series. Best of all...there are no filler episodes.
I would say that if you have no interest in the series by episode 5, then it's not an anime for you...but most people are hooked before 5.
Studio Gonzo has made some of my favorite anime, and Last Exile proves the studio is capable of making movie-quality material. Everything from the music to the special effects is crafted neatly, and as a result the series shines on many occasions.
-The story isn't perfect, and some of it isn't new, but its still quite epic and at times very touching. The pacing is great and each episode does a good job at establishing characters and moving along the plot. I won't tell what the story is about because surprise works well with this series.
-The main 2 characters are good people, but I found myself falling in love with everyone else. Especially the bad guys. In Last Exile and enemy is The Guild, a large group of people that resemble a mix of government and religion. (Some might view this as controversial, but its not too edgy). Anyways, I liked the Guild best, especially the two main bad guys Luciolla and Dio (weird names). They're sexy, stylish and mysterious, but they're human in the sense that they have feelings and come to realize consequences.
In fact, every character in the series is well-rounded and awfully realistic. Perhaps this category is where the show truly shines.
-I've seen better, but its still good. The quality of animation hardly changes, which is a very good thing. Some might describe this type of animation as "steampunk".
-Fun, and it does it's job at creating tension when needed. The opening song might be one of the best I've heard.
English Dub: 7/10
-This might be the worst part of the show.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the best anime series I've ever seen! The animation style is superb in its details and form. Sassy and spunky, the characters are easy to get behind and cheer for. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Joel Barkley
I love this anime series. First anime that completely captured my imagination. Great artwork. Great story line. Great characters. Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by Michael L. Haskell
I would like to preface this review by noting that I greatly enjoy watching anime. There's something wonderfully unique about its combination of stylized animation, teen-to-adult... Read morePublished on August 16, 2011 by Christopher
I have only watched a few anime, but this one is really great. I like the contrast of a technologically advanced society with the rustic undertones. Very entertaining.Published on August 3, 2011 by Stinaskov
Last Exile is a wonderfully planned out and executed anime. It reveals what it intends to reveal about characters and the world and leaves the rest to your interpretation. Read morePublished on May 5, 2011 by Gate
Looking for some new anime? Last Exile will send you through an exciting, fictional war story flown through the eyes of an orphaned aviator and navigator. Read morePublished on April 1, 2011 by LiquidRaptor
Last exile is fantastic anime eye candy. The visual content is amazing with a nice flair of steam punk. Read morePublished on March 1, 2011 by Srellom
Last Exile had great potential, but falls short of excellence on many points. The storyline doesn't really make much sense, seems forced, is poorly explained at best, and does not... Read morePublished on February 11, 2011 by Bernard C. Sabatini
Ignore the negative reviews that say this series is too slow, too long or too cliched "Japanese style". Read morePublished on January 27, 2011 by Gryphon
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That may differ.. They will have Funimation previews It may have the extras that Geneon had. Just with different previews. Who knows.. sorry I didnt help much.. I own the Geneon release, last I knew it was still at Right Stuf, I think for $5 a piece.
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