Synonyms: Trava: Fist Planet
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 2, 2002 to Jul 3, 2002
13 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 6.811 (scored by 3124 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
SynopsisAce pilot Trava and his personal mechanic buddy Shinkai, on their way to mark an out-of-the-way planet, pick up Mikuru, a girl with no memory. The three are about to discover that the planet is more than it seems.
Related AnimeSide story: Redline
Characters & Voice Actors
Well, the story is quite basic, we start off with two characters, Trava and Shinkai, on board of a spaceship. They are freelancers, and their current job is to travel and survey an unknown planet. They find an object drifting in space, and locate a girl inside of it who seems to have lost her memories. Sound familiar?
The story doesn't start off partcularly exciting, but it's enough to keep you interested. Eventually, the trio ends up landing on the planet and realise that there are some crazy things going on there. The problem is, the story does seem random, while that can work, like in FLCL, here it feels a bit awkward. The show explains that Trava and Shikai hope to collect money to be able to enter a sort of mecha suit battle tournament, but the anime ends before any of that takes place. It seems like they had more story to show us, but ended up just wrapping up the show in 4 short episodes.
Best part of the anime. The art is really creative and different, kind of a mix of a Aeon Flux and Mind Game. This will turn off some people, but if you value art and like creative applications of it, this OVA is for you. The character designs are very funky and sometime silly(the female character's huge hips) but i found them very interesting. Overall, i found it to be stylish and eye catching.
Fair for the most part. Nothing really memorable here, but it works and none of the music felt out of place. Pretty solid overall. The voice acting was very good and fit the funkyness of the characters.
Well, this one was hard to judge. There is no character development here, but in some cases that can be a good thing. We are introduced to several eccentric characters and, in the end, it is fun to observe their actions and mannerisms, so i decided to go with a positive score.
I liked this overall, but it could have been much more, it's simply too short to be impressive. Now, short anime can be wonderful, but here it felt like a 12 episode anime cropped into a tiny 4 episodes of 13 minutes each. If you don't care about art, or don't like this kind of animation/character design, subtract two points here.
Overall score: 7 read more
Both anime are very fast paced, sci-fi themed and comedic. They resemble in style, too.
Dead Leaves and Trava have a lot in common: a dystopian sci-fi premise, an artwork and an animation style that give a frenzied and organic feeling, the focus on few unconventional characters, the comedic tone, even the duration.
Only big differences are the plots and the fact that Trava was made two years before Dead Leaves, making it a ever so slightly less fluid.
Both has the same weird animation style, actions is WAY out of order, and DAMN funny as hell breaks loose!
Opening ThemeNo opening themes found, add themes.
Ending Theme"Sparke and Shimmer" by Emi Hiraki
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