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 - ... See full summary »
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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)
Dave Wittenberg ...
 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 »

Quotes

Fat Chicken: Oh, look at all the little babies with their little baby fans.
Lavie Head: Shut your trap, Fat Chicken!
Boy A: Aren't you over the weight limit!
Boy B: Piggy-bird!
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Connections

Followed by Last Exile: Gin'yoku no Fam (2011) See more »

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Cloud Age Symphony
(Opening theme)
Composed and Performed by Shuntaro Okino
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Instantly hooked
22 March 2004 | by (Portland, ME) – See all my reviews

My girlfriend and I caught this series on 'Tech TV' during a Sunday marathon. We were drawn to the compelling story line, Intelligent characters and fantastic visuals. We were so drawn that we went out and found it on DVD at a good video store so we could watch it again.

It does bear a passing resemblance to "Castle in the Clouds", but with a more 'grown-up' sensibility. It's a shame episodes 14 through 26 will not be available to be shown on TV until next year, it's going to be a long wait.

Tech TV has previews of the various episodes if you want to take a closer look.

Update: Saw the last 13 episodes, and the pace of the series grows more relentless until the tension is almost unbearable for the last four episodes. Excellent story arc, and some very affecting tragedy at the end. Strongly recommended to any interested in a good story, strong characters, and inheritable visuals should check this series out.


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