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Japans top anime creators bring a richly romantic action/adventure fantasy in an imaginary planet where retro-futuristic sky vehicles permeate the skies. Against this lavish background are the lives of young and heroic van ship sky porters Claus and Lavie who are forced to take on the mission to deliver a mysterious girl, Alvis, to the battle ship Silvana. Before they know it, they become entangled in an aerial adventure between two countries griped in an eternal war of magnificent air battleships.
Noted designer Mahiro Maeda gives this sci-fi adventure a striking, muted look that mixes elements of Buck Rogers, Weimar Germany, and Napoleonic France. Childhood friends Claus and Lavie dream of becoming a top Vanship team: daring pilots who serve as mail couriers, flying their small ships to dangerous destinations. Just as they're about to win an important race and establish the reputation they desire, Claus insists they stop to aid a disabled ship. The pilot entrusts them with Al, a mysterious little girl who is being pursued by an angular mecha-ship. Although Lavie and Claus are clearly in over their heads, they promise to see Al is taken to safety. The storytelling in this new action-adventure is considerably less polished than its original visuals, and the filmmakers fail to set up the odd, war-torn world of the series satisfactorily. (Rated 13 and older: violence, minor profanity, tobacco use) --Charles Solomon
This anime is a great beginning to the series. It opens up a world of flight, and adventure. If you are a fan of Action/Adventure, this is for you.Published on June 24 2004 by Matt
Firstly, this show has beautiful visuals. I don't think anyone can refute that. Unfortunately, joining them are flat, two-dimensional characters and a dull storyline. Read morePublished on June 12 2004 by Barrett Williams
I love this series. I saw it on Tech tv once and instantly bought it through this site. Granted the first volume is the worst, but still great. I usually hate most animes. Read morePublished on May 9 2004 by "bckeyes500"
I "always" considered that 3-D animation can not be converted with average animation and this good anime proves me wrong. Read morePublished on April 5 2004 by Commisar_Lenin
This anime features a terrific and engaging storyline. The true star, however, is some of the most stunningly beautiful animation I have ever seen. Read morePublished on March 29 2004 by Army Doc
I have never been a huge fan of anime, but this series has made me a believer. Not only is the mix of 2D and 3D animation among the best I have ever seen, but the world depicted is... Read morePublished on March 10 2004 by OAKSHAMAN
Let me first say that I have absolutely no problems with Last Exile. The plot, characters, and world blend together to form a show that is unlike anyother. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2004 by "dammitmynameszoe"
This is absolutely the most stunning, facinating, perfect anime I've ever seen. Nothing marrs Last Exile. The animation is even better than . Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2004 by Jenn