For some reason, I was under the impression that Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam was going to be a movie after hearing about it premiering at this year’s Anime Expo. Since I was busy most of the time manning the Figure Haven booth, I was unable to attend the premiere.
When I later realized that it was going to be an actual series, I was overjoyed!
Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam takes place 2 years after the conclusion of Last Exile. The original series aired over 8 years ago and was one of my favorites that first got me into watching anime. Even though the sequel is watchable without any prior knowledge, I still highly recommend watching the first one beforehand.
One of the first things you notice when watching is the superb animation quality. From aerial battles between fleets of battleships to watching a lone vanship (a small aircraft) fly in the open sky, it is all very impressive and helps to immerse the viewer into a world filled with conflict and strife.
Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam follows two sky pirates named Fam and Giselle as they fly the skies in the midst of ongoing wars between various nations. Characters from the first series also make reappearances, which is something I always like to see. If Fate/Zero wasn’t airing right now, this would probably be my top pick for this season.