Last Exile ~Ginyoku no Fam~ 01

Last Exile ~Ginyoku no Fam~


Oh man, for a premiere episode of a very nostalgic series, Ginyoku no Fam sure knows how to hit all the right buttons.

Vanship action? Check.
Dio flying upside down? Check.
Immelman turn? Check.
The birthday song? Check.
hitomi vocals? Check.

Hell, even Exile showed up out of nowhere casually. And Dio even recited part of the Exile poem too. Goddamnit, Gonzo.

Even with all the references to the original show, the real focus of the episode was on introducing the main cast. Fam is as I expected from all the previews I’ve watched… hell even probably a little bit more wilder than I expected, but god damn producers sure know how to give her some pandering moments as well *coughbeginningcough*. Giselle makes for a perfect foil to Fam, while Millia is a little prideful, but that’s to be expected I guess.

The really interesting thing though is how quite a number of the elements from the first show are in the series already. From the OP (which coincidentally feels so Sunrise…), it’s clear that members of the Guild are going to play quite a big role in the series, with one fella already pegged as a major antagonist from the looks of it. Claudia tech is very much still in use.. and of course the fact that Exile itself appeared so early too. Then there’s Alviss herself returning…. with Kana-tan as her seiyuu too. Goddamnit again, Gonzo.

Overall though, I think they got things right so far with Ginyoku no Fam so far, but will it be able to sustain this through 2 cours? I guess we’ll have to see.


  1. Fencedude Said,

    October 19, 2011 @ 12:17 am

    Ah, but the real question is, who will win Fam’s affection? Giselle, the quiet, dependable navigator who’s been Fam’s companion for who knows how long? Or Milia, the fiery tsundere princess?


    I’m rooting for an OT3.

  2. prototype27 Said,

    October 19, 2011 @ 1:03 am

    I’m so happy that someone else has mentioned the appearance of Exile; I thought the entire aniblogosphere had gone blind or something.

  3. c2710 Said,

    October 19, 2011 @ 1:20 am

    i wonder how dio survived falling in the grand stream

  4. Emily25 Said,

    October 19, 2011 @ 5:08 am

    Sorry, but is this a sequel or OVA?

  5. Fencedude Said,

    October 19, 2011 @ 5:19 am

    Its a sequel TV series. Though I don’t see how “Sequel” and “OVA” are at all a binary choice.

  6. Rei Said,

    October 19, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    Didn’t watch the original, so I can’t compare it, but I really enjoyed watching this episode. It was really good *A* Think I should find the time to watch the original or just continue on?

  7. Random_Passerby_Number_612 Said,

    October 19, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    Watch the original. It’s being called the best thing Gonzo’s ever made for a reason.

  8. Hayate Said,

    October 19, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    everything is great so far…
    btw Kurogane, will u blog MajiDe, since its such a good and funny anime?

  9. Kixmachina Said,

    October 19, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    I really hope that Gonzo won’t mess this one up.
    Even if it has a different presentation from the first series, I still quite like it… :P
    And I really like feel of it, it still reminds me of the first series…

  10. AozuAkazu Said,

    October 19, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    I never saw the original but I was definitely hooked by the this episode. Dio is quickly becoming one of my favourite characters along with Giselle. Going to continue watching this, it seems like one of the good shows this season.

  11. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 19, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    Really? I can’t be the only one who actually noticed Exile appear in the entire aniblogosphere? C’mon… where are the other oldfags?!

    I would not say the original Last Exile is a must-watch-before-you-die show, but it’s definitely worth the time put in sitting through the episodes. Maybe wait for some one to port subs over to the BD version that just came out. I’m personally thinking of a rewatch myself once some group does it.

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