Last Exile (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 - ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Mayumi Asano ...
 Claus Valca (26 episodes, 2003)
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 Lavie Head (26 episodes, 2003)
Paul St. Peter ...
 Additional Voices / ... (26 episodes, 2003)
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 Alex Row (26 episodes, 2003)
Yukana Nogami ...
 Title Narrator / ... (24 episodes, 2003)
Wakana Yamazaki ...
 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 (20 episodes, 2003)
Naoki Makijima ...
 Kostabi (19 episodes, 2003)
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Ethan (19 episodes, 2003)
Kiyoyuki Yanada ...
 Gale (18 episodes, 2003)
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
 Mullin Shetland (18 episodes, 2003)
Natsuko Kuwatani ...
 Alister Agre (17 episodes, 2003)
Junko Noda ...
 Dio Eraclea (17 episodes, 2003)
Yasuhiko Tokuyama ...
 Dick / ... (15 episodes, 2003)
Shigenori Sôya ...
 Campbell / ... (15 episodes, 2003)
Michiko Neya ...
 Delphine Eraclea (14 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)
Masaki Aizawa ...
 Benjamin / ... (12 episodes, 2003)
Toshihide Tsuchiya ...
 Chief of Staff / ... (12 episodes, 2003)
Kôji Tsujitani ...
 Giece / ... (11 episodes, 2003)
Ken Yamaguchi ...
 Greyhound / ... (11 episodes, 2003)
Kenta Miyake ...
 Jim / ... (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

Lavie Head: Listen you! When's the last time hunger prevented you from sleeping at night! You can just screw your stupid chivalry.
[shouts]
Lavie Head: Screw it!
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Featured in Adventures in Voice Acting (2008) See more »

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Cloud Age Symphony
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Composed and Performed by Shuntaro Okino
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A Landmark in TV Anime has Arrived
27 January 2004 | by (Atchison, Kansas jwrider @lvnworth.com) – See all my reviews

I recently finished watching this 26 episode TV series,twice,and I will be watching it again soon. Last Exile,is Gonzo Studio's 10 th anniversary Vanity project and their efforts to make it something special shows.Take an epic story,characters you can care about,a fantastic score by Dolce Triad,production design that could teach George Lucas and ILM lessons, and then add some of the finest integration of hand drawn and computer animation through Gonzo's patented Gonzo Digimation that is nothing short of amazing. This is a TV series with Movie Quality Work.Anime fans and critics have been raving about this series for good reason. Last Exile is an Action ,Adventure, Romance, Retro Sci-fi, Fantasy Epic that tells the story of Claus Valca and Lavie Head,two couriers, who are swept in events that change the fate of their world,Prestale.Prestale is a world where two great Kingdoms,Disith and Anatoray, are locked in war fought in the skies by the massive air battleships that are fantastic.The battles are supposed be fought by the rule of Chivalry as supervised by the "neutral" Guild.Clause and Lavie while delivering a message to the Flagship of the Commander of the Anatorey are witness to a change that shows something has changed and not for better.Shortly afterwards , they find themselves taking over a mission from a dying Van ship pilot to deliver a little girl,Alvis Hamilton, to the Rogue Battleship Silvana.Who is Alvis Hamilton, and why is it that people will kill to posess her? What is the Significance of the Interferrance of the Guild in the struggle between Disith and Anatoray? Why is Prestale Dying? Well,you'll just have to watch and find out by yourself.Take it from me this is a journey worth taking.


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