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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 ...
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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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 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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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 ...
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Masaki Aizawa ...
 Benjamin / ... (12 episodes, 2003)
Ken Yamaguchi ...
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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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Dio Eraclea: Bang!
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Connections

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

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Over the Sky
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Performed by hitomi
Composed by Hitomi Kuroishi
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Very interesting and satisfying
22 May 2006 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I will skip the talk about how good the animation is. I am not an expert in animation, nor do I let it get in the way if the story is good. Enough said, it is very good. What pushed my buttons is the way the series constructs a world, adds interesting lead characters and then ends the story. Yes, this is not one of those animes that drag the story, no matter how nice, and then end the series with no closure because the ran out of steam before finishing the plot. This is a good all fashioned circular story with build-up and release.

Then there is the world, reminiscent of Frank Herbert's Pandora mixed with a little Dune, both in storyline and socio-ecological meaning. I would say that there are no great surprises in this anime. This is a bad thing, but also a good one. If you build things up too much they quickly become unmanageable. There is hope for a sequel, I guess, but no pressure for it. All the goals set in the beginning are met in the end, either in success or disaster.

It is a nice anime series. It is worth watching, but I've seen better. I guess what really is missing is a way to truly connect with the characters. Even in the most tensioned moments, the levels of emotion don't get too high. I would say the starting theme song (complete with worthless karaoke style translation) is also a bad thing. The rest, though, is just visual and comfortable beauty.


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