Animax Asia to Run 2011 Last Exile on Same Day It Airs in Japan
posted on by Egan Loo
The international television channel Animax Asia announced on Saturday that it will show the Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing anime series within a day of the anime's airing in Japan. Animax Asia describes the story as follows:
"I've made up my mind! I'm going to steal that ship!"
All source of life originates from the Grand Lake.
At this very sacred lake, the battle of Ades Federation and Turan Kingdom has begun. Ades Federation, armed with crushing force and massive battleships and its sights set to conquer the world, invade the Turan Kingdom. With the Ades troops heading to their beloved country, Turan now lies at the brink of collapse. The princesses of Turan (Millia il Velch Cutrettola Turan and Liliana il Grazioso Merlo Turan) look on as a small vanship named Vespa cruises above their heads.
"We'll steal your flagship from now, from this battle field!"
The Vespa continues to weave through the barrage of bombs, while the fleets of Ades close in on Turan.
What are the motives of Luscinia, the man leading Ades Federation into the war? And what is the secret behind 'Exile'?
The first episode will premiere in Japan on October 14 at 26:00 (effectively October 15 at 2:00 a.m.) after an introductory special the week before. The first episode will then premiere in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, India/South Asia, and other regions on October 15 at 8:00 p.m. local time. It will also run in Taiwan at 10:30 p.m. that same day.
Director Koichi Chigira, character designer Range Murata, and production designer Makoto Kobayashi are all returning from the first Last Exile anime, but the new person in charge of scripts is Kiyoko Yoshimura.
Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing will be the fifth anime that Animax Asia runs in the same week that it airs in Japan. The channel ran its first anime on the same day and week they air in Japan in 2009, when it premiered Tears to Tiara and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, respectively. It also televised Inuyasha: The Final Act and Maid-sama in the same week that they aired in Japan.
Funimation licensed the anime for North America.
Thanks to Chris Leung for the news tip.
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