Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor


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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor
Japanese: 蒼穹のファフナーDead Aggressor
English: Fafner
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2004 to Dec 27, 2004
Premiered: Summer 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Xebec
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.261 (scored by 1548115,481 users)
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Ranked: #29402
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3166
Members: 49,128
Favorites: 272

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Tatsumiyajima is the central island in the middle of a small cluster of islands, in a sleepy backwater of the Japanese isles. Not much happens there, and the island's young people go to school knowing that their lives are likely to remain peaceful and undisturbed. Or so they have been taught... but the truth is different. The fate of mankind is on the line, and Tatsumiyajima is the last line of defense against a hostile and incomprehensible enemy. At the center of it all, fighting for Humanity's continued existence, is the giant robot Fafner, the dragon that guards this final treasure of mankind.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

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"Shangri-La" by angela

Ending Theme

1: "Separation" by angela (eps 01-14,16-24)
2: "Proof" by angela (eps 15)
3: "Shangri-La" by angela (eps 25)

Episode Videos


May 1, 2024
This is by all means an spiritual succesor of evangelion not only on themes but many elements presents on this series resemble on more or less degree to the aformentioned though still is his own thing as a whole.

With more than 20 years on his back since aired soukyu no fafner is a anime of mechas, drama and sci-fi that touches a lot of existencial themes with a pacing that is falling to the side of being slow (at least that is what most poeple are gonna feel watching it although wasnt a problem to me) accompained of LOT of drama, it takes his time ...
Mar 18, 2008
Mixed Feelings
The beginning of Fafner was quite confusing as it went straight to the action. Going straight into the action is often never a good idea since it’ll leave the viewers confused. Now if this were only the first episode and the second episode takes place a few months earlier then it would work. Gungrave, Berserk, and the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya used this technique. Haruhi used it quite effectively as it made more viewers come back for the 2nd episode to figure out what was going on. I guess my biggest problem is the fact that the action was relentless ...
Feb 23, 2017
Preliminary (15/25 eps)
Fafner tries to be a good show but it is such an average typical mecha filled with forced, cheesy, and fake dramatical moments that despite it retaining some entertainment value and possessing a good mystery draw to uncover, this show is hard to watch. The drama is filled with cheesy lines and other additions such as forced tears and little to no sufficient character development to ensure viewers would feel anything during these emotional or dramatic scenes. During fights pilots often scream like maniacs and it can carry on a bit too long when they do. Only a few characters have any ...

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