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This anime is very strange. I think that it's one of those that will likely create huge fans or ardent naysayers. I have mixed feelings. I think that the plot was pretty well done. It's a lot like Robotech. The major flaw with this series is the character development. A series as short as this doesn't really have much chance to develop good characters. None of the characters have any personality. They are empty and lifeless, except for Major Bukhar. The story moves very slowly, but manages to keep you relatively interested in what is going to happen next.
The production quality is very good for a series from 2002. The animation, voice acting, soundtrack, and plot are very well done. They obviously took care to make a quality product. It's not a bad series, it's just not my cup of tea. I like characters with lots of emotion and depth, in addition to a great story. If you feel the same as me, you should probably avoid this title.
When I first started watching Yukikaze, I gave up after episode 1. It was very strange and moved very slow. After a couple of months, I stared again at episode 2. Things start to get more normal, and the series gains a little depth. Even so, the lack of character depth and drama makes it an average watch in my opinion. Like I said before, I think most will either love it or hate it. I can't recommend buying this OVA before you've seen it. I think you should watch it online before spending your money. I kind of wish that I had. I can't see myself watching it again. I'll probably sell this DVD.
Real fighter pilots tend to have a bit of brovado and are otherwise outgoing in their own way. Think of an artist with the attitude of an engineer. That's a fighter pilot. But that's not what we get here.
The characters are dull, the story is so-so, the plot plods along and might have carried a richer story had the characters been multidimensional. The animation itself is a mix of CGI and Japanese traditional animation, which is somewhat stiff (as a lot of anime tends to be).
The series tries to inject some actual military jargon and language, but it feels ham fisted. Combine that with the dullness of this miniseries, and you get this odd mix that makes for a borderline bad series.
Some of the action sequences are interesting, but none of the JAM technology or character is explained, and there tend to be these very heavy moments within the action sequences, again making for a very odd mix story elements, and again making for a nearly bad series.
It's watchable, but only just. Unlike Macross, Yukikaze attempts to be accurate in technical detail, but misses the fact that it's character and story that carries film forward, not plot and technical accuracy. Ergo where Macross is kind of ridiculous by showing flying carriers, or jet fighters transforming into giant robots and so forth, the events and the dynamics of Hikaru and Minmay and the rest, carry the story forward.Read more ›
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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 on May 31, 2014 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 on March 2, 2014 by Pascal Barre
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
I grabbed this by chance just wanted to have anime it is good man vs machine how both come together to form a pact becoming ever stronger n powerful the story is good about a pliot... Read morePublished on October 3, 2010 by Sean D. Cannova
I'm not particularly interested in fancy aircraft, military jargon, or realistic air combat, so most everything that gets mentioned in the same breath as Yukikaze is not my cup of... Read morePublished on December 29, 2008 by I watch YNSH
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