Last Exile -Ginyoku no Fam- – 15.5
OP2: 「Cloud Age Symphony」 by (Shuntaro Okino)
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This second recap didn’t really feel like a recap at all. I’m not saying I enjoyed it since it was mostly just footage from the original series but it didn’t feel out of place at all. In fact, it probably should have come earlier in the series. I think it would have helped anyone that hasn’t seen the original (why haven’t you seen the original?!). It was very concise and re-framed the original’s information in a way that helps focus the sequel’s direction.
It was nice to hear the old OP again but it threw me off at first. You don’t really expect them to pull off something like that. It reminds me of a time when we had a slightly better story. All of the old footage hasn’t really aged well in my opinion. It’s much too blurry for my spoiled eyes. It doesn’t help that all the colors are flat but that’s the artistic style they chose back then. I much prefer the current style we have now.
We finally revisit Dio and Alvis who were last seen running away from Alauda in episode 12. It seems that they’re still on the run. The most important part of this whole thing was being able to see Lavie and Claus alive and kicking. The little line about Alvis losing people important to her when she was introduced seems to have been answered. The wheelchair Lavie was pushing was a little perturbing though. Was Claus hurt? If so, how badly? (Could that have anything to do with the additional manga that I didn’t read?) I guess we’ll have to wait and see if they enter the fray within the next couple weeks. All that is left to reveal is Sophia…
* The older Lavie was voiced by Saitou Chiwa.
* Sorry for the delay. I caught the flu. I’m getting better though.
ED3: 「Over the Sky [Angel Feather Ver.]」 by (Hitomi)
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