A small cluster of islands can be found in the backwater of the Japanese isles wherein the central island in the middle of this small cluster is called Tatsumiyajima. Nothing usually happens on this small island and its teen inhabitants go to school knowing that life will continue to be uneventful and peaceful. Or so they initially thought… but the truth is the opposite. The fate of mankind is in danger; the small island of Tatsumiyajima is the last line of defense against a hostile and unexplainable enemy. Smack in the middle of all of this, is the giant dragon robot, Fafner, who guards mankind’s final treasure.
About the Show
Fafner in the Azure is an anime series written by Yasuo Yamabe, Kazuki Yamanobe, and Tow Ubukata. It was produced by studio Xebec under the direction of Nobuyoshi Habara having a total of 26 episodes. The series aired from July 4, 2004, until December 26, 2004.
Episode 1: “Paradise ~ The Beginning”
A sick Shoko Hazama gets visited by Maya Tomi on her way to school. Soshi Minashiro is believed to have returned back from Tokyo. Kazuki senses something strange in the sky. As the Alvis base has detected a Sphinx Type Festum, all students are requested to go into the shelter. The pilots get overwhelmed by the Festum’s barrage of attacks. Soshi gets convinced by Kazuki to pilot the Fafner Mark Elf. To get directly connected to Kazuki, Soshi links with the Siegfried System.
Episode 2: “Confession ~ Life”
Kazuki’s moves get predicted and anticipated by the Festum. Receiving a rail gun at the last minute, he manages to defeat the enemy. After the battle, many children are oblivious to their parents’ involvement with other alien invasions in the past. It is revealed to Kazuki that Japan apparently got destroyed 29 years ago. Kazuki informs his father that he wants to be a pilot. He tries on a synergetic suit for the first time in his first training session.
Episode 3: “Labyrinth ~ Truth”
To the despair of the