Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor

Fafner of the Blue Sky

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Synonyms: Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor
Japanese: 蒼穹のファフナーDead Aggressor
English: Fafner of the Blue Sky
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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: 7.271 (scored by 1417714,177 users)
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Ranked: #26462
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Popularity: #2803
Members: 44,399
Favorites: 251

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nakanishi, Go
Noto, Takashi
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


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)

Apr 7, 2008
KaminaKai (All reviews)
This review is based on 4 rewatches of the anime in 2 years. So I hope this will be as unbiased as possible. As a long time Xebec fan, I must say this is by FAR the best mecha anime they've produced to date. Now I shall try to break it down to different components.

Story: The story began with a paradise-like environment, but it quickly turned into a scene of chaotic desperateness. With tons of downhill battles to begin the story, it certainly illustrates how desperate the situation is for the protagonists (and the small group of humans living on that remote island). For a read more
Nov 21, 2007
kazue (All reviews)
I will agree with one of my club members regarding this anime. It is underrated as a series. I've watch this anime 1 year ago but I'll do my best to write the review about it.

The story has a nice flow. Like all mecha series, it got fantastic mechas with specialized specification for each mechas, skills training and conflict between characters, powerful enemies and realiable reason(s) for fighting. Not to mention 'best friend theme' where we can find alot in other anime is also included.The start of this anime which shows peaceful school days for main characters, Kazuki and his friend make a nice twist read more
Apr 3, 2012
TheLlama (All reviews)
Sokyuu no Fafner is an anime of the good old Evangelion school; a postapocalyptic setting where mankind faces annihalation at the hands of a mystic supernatural species, a band of mentally depraved kids as this world's saviours, and a plot with what is, at times, fairly cryptical content. Whether or not it does it well is hard to say however; it has its strengts but also its distinct weaknesses.

The series start off quite calmly on your average tropical Japanese island, where a group of kids are attending school as if life was nothing unusual. However, soon a Festum (the series' supernatural/extraterrestrial race) attacks the island, read more
Mar 18, 2008
slpless (All reviews)
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 read more

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