Just marathoned this excellent piece of work. As a matter of fact, it’s too darned short :P.
First off… Lafiel kakkoi yo Lafiel. Yeah, I’ve totally become a fanboy of her. She’s just extremely moé by herself, and Ayako’s voice really fits her like a glove. Really love her tsunderekko-ness :).
Of course, Lafiel’s not the only factor that contributes to the excellence of this show, the really snappy dialouge of the show is incredible by itself. Everyone seems to have really really good lines somewhere. My most favourite one would be the warning signal (after a lengthy “discussion” with her XO) to the remainder of the enemy fleet after an obvious outcome sent by the captain of the Futune, the Lady Spoor, stating:
“Communications Officer, notify all units.Respect their wishes to surrender anytime. However, those who surrender after the battle has begun will travel to the capital through normal space only. To save travel time, the ship will be stripped of all space-time generators, gravity control devices and stabilizers, and there will be no crew.Prisoners will be supplied with a year’s supply of food and water. Arrival time is estimated at 49000 years. That’s all.”
…. best threat I’ve ever heard in a while. Seriously. And the banter between the main protagonists is very very enjoyable as well.
The level of detail put in to the setting is also very admirable as the original creator, Morioka Hiroyuki, not only made the Abh culture in all its detail, he also made the Abh language and alphabet as well,Baronh, based on the Japanese language.Not that I’m going to learn it anytime soon, but the level of detail is plainly visible in the anime as all the words are in Baronh.
Now, to get the rest of the series. Looking forward to the adventures of Lafiel and Jinto.