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Fafner: Heaven and Earth

Post by Dark Duel » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:02 pm

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Sōkyū no Fafner sequel movie, scheduled for theatrical release 12-25-10 in Japan. (Merry Christmas!)
Theme song, of course, is by angela.

The movie begins two years after the Battle at the North Pole at the end of the series.
First half or so of the trailer's old footage from the series and Right of Left, with the new stuff afterwards. Appearing in new footage are
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-Kazuki Makabe of course, who seems to have recovered from his near-assimilation during the final battle of the series, as his eyes are back to normal
-Canon Memphis(?), sporting a new hairstyle
-Cameos by Fumihiko Makabe, Dr. Chizuru Tomi, Rina Nishio, and Kyōhei Mizoguchi, as well as Sōshi Minashiro(sort of) and the adorable Tsubaki Minashiro *hugs Tsubaki-chan* No sign of Maya, but presumably she's still around
-A couple of new faces at 2:00

-Salvatore Model Fafner Mark Sein shows up a couple of times, of course
-Nothung Model Fafner Mark Sieben (very briefly at 2:26-2:28)
-Nothung Model Fafner Mark Drei(?), wielding a Luger Lance (2:33)
I'm personally a huge fan of the show, so I'm really looking forward to this, and I fervently hope that somehow it'll be brought over to the US.
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Re: Fafner: Heaven and Earth

Post by Chris » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:37 pm

At the very least, a license rescue of the TV series would be nice, along with finally getting a US release for Right of Left.
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Re: Fafner: Heaven and Earth

Post by Dark Duel » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:10 pm

Yeah, a dubbed release of Right of Left would be awesome.
I already have all of the Geneon DVDs of the series(took me five years to find them all :evil: ), but I can certainly agree that it would be nice to be able to find the series on DVD again too.
Funimation did it with Hellsing Ultimate - re-released 1-3, released 4, and last I heard was planning to release the remaining episodes in 2011. It'd be nice if someone could do that with Fafner and RoL, as well as this new movie.

Such an awesome show, and so underappreciated. Plus it's one of the better dubs out there IMO.
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Re: Fafner: Heaven and Earth

Post by Zeonic Glory » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:16 pm

My response to reading the title and first post was a simple, flat "What." This certainly took me by surprise. Is Fafner going through a resurgence in popularity?

I watched the original Fafner about four years ago and enjoyed it, so I'm definitely looking forward to this.
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Re: Fafner: Heaven and Earth

Post by DuelGundam2099 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:07 am

Is that a new festum? Either that or it's a strange version of a Master Type. Maybe Idun lived and is getting his revenge. :P Although in all seriousness the trailer worries me, either the battles are going to have little variety or there's only going to be one and they showed a large chunk of it. I am going to see this one way or another, I liked the series, but really didn't care for the OVA that much. I will say this much: The effects do look pretty good. Plus I actually didn't mind the music, so that's a definite plus.

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Re: Fafner: Heaven and Earth

Post by Dark Duel » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:24 am

Regardless of that, it's nice to see that Heaven and Earth will finally feature some aerial maneuvering from the MkVII. As much as I loved the series, deep down I was always a bit disappointed that it never did, given that it's a flight-type frame just like the ill-fated MkVI was.
I'm also wondering whether we'll see any new Fafners, or if the MkVII, MkIII, and Mk Sein are it for Tatsumiya. Given that this is apparently just a single movie I'm thinking there won't be any new models.
Then of course there's the issue of how exactly it will handle Soushi. That's probably what I'm looking forward to the most, since the promotional posters make such a big deal out of that, and he's almost the first thing you see in the trailer's new footage.
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Re: Fafner: Heaven and Earth

Post by Flame-X » Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:59 am

*revives the old thread*

This movie has been out for a little more than a month now. Has anyone seen it yet? I saw it with a decent translation and thought it was pretty dang good. A nice balance between action and character interaction. The action scenes are just amazing to the eyes accompanied by film budget level animation.

Although the story was good, there's a few things that felt left out.
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First is the siblings piloting the same mech. There was no confirmation they died but I'm gonna say they did.
2nd, during the final battle, Sakura lands sliding on the Festum's ship shooting all over the place then a part of the ship explodes but that's the last time you see her. Same goes for Kenji. What happen to those two?
3rd, Yumiko's daughter, Miwa. For a movie that takes place 2 years after the series, she looks and talks like a 4 or 5 year old. I just found that really strange.
And lastly, was Kazaki actually blind or his vision just impaired?
I heard a rumor where some scenes had to be omitted due to the length which would be a shame because that could've filled in some of the minor stuff I mentioned above. If anyone can confirm this, please fill us in.

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Re: Fafner: Heaven and Earth

Post by Destiny_Gundam » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:24 am

I watched it raw, now I'm waiting for a reliable translation.

Yes, Kazuki is blind from the get go. He does have some kind of psychometry to compensate.
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As for the fate of characters, given Fafner's love of carnage I think if they were dead we'd have seen them die.

And yeah, Miwa is way too mature to be only 2, but the circumstances of her birth and the environment she lives in is hardly typical.
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Re: Fafner: Heaven and Earth

Post by Flame-X » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:49 pm

Ah yes Destiny_Gundam, just as you told me. :)
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I guess it might have something to do with Miwa being the Core.

On the other note, I like when movie mentioned Plan L in the middle during the briefing. Small acknowledgements like that make Right of Left just as important as the series prior to seeing this film.

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Re: Fafner: Heaven and Earth

Post by Destiny_Gundam » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:21 pm

Yeah, I also liked how Right of Left was incorporated into it.
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Re: Fafner: Heaven and Earth

Post by Gyra Solune » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:59 pm

I just finished watching the main series. Now I am obligated to see this. First I've gotta find a good place for the OVA because I have to watch that first.

Excellent show, and it had a very high-quality dub. I believe the surge in popularity MIGHT have been due to SRW K, always a series to make overlooked series popular regardless of how good it really was. Speaking of which, if the movie does incorporate the OVA, then both of those will have to get in at some point. Maybe hopefully with a less irritating way of keeping everyone who died.
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