Yukikaze - Danger Zone (Vol. 1)
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- Contains first two episodes
- Yukikaze Making Report
- Mission Briefing
- Technical Data Files
Top Customer Reviews
First Macross, Area 88, Macross Plus and now Yukikaze. The story is similar to these prior anime series focusing on the planes and the pilots troubles. The show graphically is beautiful, albeit a bit dark with muted colors. Some of the shots of the sunset/sunrise skies are just gorgeous. The CGI is well done.
The story is not overly original, man vs. machine, but the execution of the story is what makes it great. The characters are likeable and you feel sympathy for those who get shot down.
The action sequences are just great. It is a blast watching the planes turn and bank, shoot and get shot down, kick in the afterburners and do other arial acrobatics.
There was a scene in episode 1 that almost made my jaw drop, sort of something like Tony Hawk would, but with a plane.
I cannot wait until the rest of the series is out!
Yukikaze's plot is deep, and there are several substories and additions that one may find quite interesting. As the characterization goes, I find it (as one other reviewer said) a tad effiminate regarding the two main characters, the main reason being the animation style they are drawn in. The eyes are sometimes too feminine, the hair at times appears too smooth/wavy, and for some reason the animators have an annoying penchant for drawing the legs TOO long and willowy. However, as these things go, they are minor complaints and don't detract too much from the overall product.
For, as one will perceive from both the limited edition and the normal box covers, Yukikaze is an action-laded anime, the centerpiece of which is the fighter jets. Being an avid fighter buff, this is the primary reason I bought the movie.Read more ›
The animation in these two episodes is some of the best I have seen, seamlessly integrating traditional and cgi techniques. It makes Top Gun look bad. It's a little hard to figure out what is going on at first so it beckons for a second viewing. I thought the male characters were just a tad too effeminate, but that's a minor complaint.
Also features a making of documentary and interviews with the Japanese cast and crew. Great sound and picture in both languages.
The intense action scenes are balanced with a focus on the characters. However, you will have to pay attention when watching Yukikaze--it is not for casual viewers. Fans of science fiction, high adventure, or aircraft buffs should give this series a look. Another fantastic work from GONZO.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a fun Anime. There was lots of action and aliens, the animation was perfect, very well drawn out. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Toxic
For those of you that like mecha anime or anime with planes this one is for you. What I really like about this anime compared to others is the storyline. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Plasticgoose
for an anime of its time, the story, special effects, the mechs, and all the work that went into this mini-series is very well done. Read morePublished 20 months ago by illwillsan
I didn't enjoy the plot, nor the characters of that well known series... Don't know why, it just felt structures without contents. For fans only I guess.Published 23 months ago by Pascal Barre
A dimensional portal was opened 33 years ago. Aliens known as The JAM came through and attacked Earth. Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by KevinB
The anime version of yukikaze is not on the same level as the novels. The anime seems too rushed and would make no sense if one hasnt read the books. Vol. Read morePublished on February 14, 2013 by EdM.
Yukikaze is a great, deep, and interesting look into a conflict fought a universe away. Showing the perspective of the largely ignorant public, and that of the pilots and machines... Read morePublished on January 18, 2013 by Justwon
very excellent series it has a nice blend of 3d graffics and animation the story though short was very interesting and it seamed to gather every bit of my attention while i watched... Read morePublished on November 10, 2011 by Amazon Customer
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