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Review: Fafner


Plot Summary: 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.

Fafner starts into the lives of people on Tatsumiya Island and it seems everything is normal Phesdum arrive to attack them. The children of the Island dont realize that Japan was wiped out a long time ago, and then reality slowly shown to them. They have to fight to protect their dream of peace, and they must make the enemy understand and accept them to survive. It is a very interesting story about the children of this Island and what they are trying to do. There is a lot of mecha anime involved in this as well as a good dose of science fiction. I really liked how the story was being developed towards the end, but it was a bit annoying in the middle. Overall I did like the story because the pace got better and the story became clearer. This is an enjoyable anime overall.
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