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Series cast summary:
Mayumi Asano ...
 Claus Valca (26 episodes, 2003)
Chiwa Saitô ...
 Lavie Head (26 episodes, 2003)
Paul St. Peter ...
 Additional Voices / ... (26 episodes, 2003)
Yukana Nogami ...
 Title Narrator / ... (26 episodes, 2003)
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 Additional Voices / ... (26 episodes, 2003)
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 Claus Valca (26 episodes, 2003)
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 Lavie Head (26 episodes, 2003)
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 Alex Row (26 episodes, 2003)
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 Additional Voices / ... (26 episodes, 2003)
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 Alvis Hamilton / ... (25 episodes, 2003)
Wakana Yamazaki ...
 Sophia Forrester (22 episodes, 2003)
Julie Ann Taylor ...
 Sophia Forrester (22 episodes, 2003)
Anna Shiraki ...
 Alvis Hamilton (21 episodes, 2003)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...
 Alex Row (21 episodes, 2003)
Eri Kitamura ...
 Tatiana Wisla (21 episodes, 2003)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
 Godwin / ... (21 episodes, 2003)
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 Mullin Shetland / ... (21 episodes, 2003)
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 Additional Voices / ... (21 episodes, 2003)
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 Additional Voices / ... (20 episodes, 2003)
Naoki Makijima ...
 Kostabi / ... (20 episodes, 2003)
Tony Oliver ...
 Additional Voices / ... (19 episodes, 2003)
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Ethan (19 episodes, 2003)
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 Dio Eraclea / ... (18 episodes, 2003)
Kiyoyuki Yanada ...
 Gale (18 episodes, 2003)
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 Mullin Shetland (18 episodes, 2003)
Junko Noda ...
 Dio Eraclea / ... (18 episodes, 2003)
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 Additional Voices / ... (18 episodes, 2003)
Natsuko Kuwatani ...
 Alister Agre (17 episodes, 2003)
Philece Sampler ...
 Alister Agrew / ... (16 episodes, 2003)
Shigenori Sôya ...
 Campbell / ... (16 episodes, 2003)
Yasuhiko Tokuyama ...
 Dick / ... (15 episodes, 2003)
Michiko Neya ...
 Delphine Eraclea (14 episodes, 2003)
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 Queen Delphine (14 episodes, 2003)
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 Vincent Arthai (13 episodes, 2003)
Mona Marshall ...
 Luciola (13 episodes, 2003)
Tomoe Hanba ...
 Lucciola / ... (13 episodes, 2003)
Hozumi Gôda ...
 Vincent Alzey (13 episodes, 2003)
Kazuhiro Yamaji ...
 Reciuse / ... (13 episodes, 2003)
Tony Pope ...
 Emperor of Anatoray / ... (13 episodes, 2003)
Toshihide Tsuchiya ...
 Chief of Staff / ... (13 episodes, 2003)
Masaki Aizawa ...
 Benjamin / ... (12 episodes, 2003)
Ken Yamaguchi ...
 Greyhound / ... (12 episodes, 2003)
Kôji Tsujitani ...
 Giece / ... (11 episodes, 2003)
Kenta Miyake ...
 Jim / ... (11 episodes, 2003)
Hiroshi Naka ...
 Briand / ... (11 episodes, 2003)
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It's the dawn of the Golden Age of Aviation on planet Prester, and retro-futuristic sky vehicles known as vanships dominate the horizon. Claus Valca - a flyboy born with the right stuff - and his fiery navigator Lavie are fearless racers obsessed with becoming the first sky couriers to cross the Grand Stream in a vanship. But when the high-flying duo encounters a mysterious girl named Alvis, they are thrust into the middle of an endless battle between Anatoray and Disith - two countries systematically destroying each other according to the code of chivalric warfare. Lives will be lost and legacies determined as Claus and Lavie attempt to bring peace to their world by solving the riddle of its chaotic core. Written by Anonymous

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In the theme song, the only main character that isn't featured is Luciola. Although it is thought that Queen Delphine does not appear either, she does towards the end of the series when there is a slight change to the animation during the theme song. This occurs right after the line "...I will be the light." She is visible for a split second. See more »

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Lavie Head: My short, sweet life is over for sure!
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Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »

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Cloud Age Symphony
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Composed and Performed by Shuntaro Okino
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Fantastic animation held back by spotty plot and story
9 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a frustrating series because it had so much promise. The artwork and animation are superbly detailed. I couldn't believe I was watching an anime produced 8-9 years ago. The premise and story are pretty interesting as well, though somewhat disjointed. It felt like a love letter to the art and culture of air flight, but then that line clashes a bit with the whole sci-fi aspect of the series. The ending also feels abrupt and rushed. It felt like the story took an abrupt turn, the way that James Cameron's "The Abyss" did. But the ending wasn't built up the same way, leading to the rushed feeling at the end.

On the bright side, not only does the artwork shine, but there are a few bright dramatic moments where the director builds the scene to an impressive crescendo. And on the dark side, the dialogue also suffers from the same disjointedness that the plot does.


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