Yukikaze - Danger Zone (Vol. 1)
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- Contains first two episodes
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- Mission Briefing
- Technical Data Files
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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
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
As in the other dvds,this anime is good to have.You would have to watch all of the series to understand it.Starting with this one.If your gonna get this dvd,get the whole series.Published on April 5, 2010 by Rodney Mroczkowski
You need to get all of the series, it is short but would make a good movie if put togather.Published on February 21, 2009 by S. H. Wood
This is about a group of jet fighter jocks. But instead of Migs here they are battling an alien enemy called the Jam on an alien planet. Read morePublished on June 17, 2006 by Ronnie Clay
Whoever said there was no plot and a lack of combat sequences in the first 2 epsisodes is completely wrong. Read morePublished on April 28, 2005 by Norman Wolf
if you like sci-fi this is for you. im an early adopter, out of the 5 animie titles i've bought recently this is the best i've seen yet. great special effects. Read morePublished on April 1, 2004 by J. Rae
I found it to be lacking in everything I thought I would be viewing. Witch was airplane combat and fighting, plot went no ware. Effects were great, but left me wanting more. Read morePublished on March 28, 2004 by Marcia
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