Masahiko Okura Sento Yosei Yukikaze

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Those who know me, know I love Top Gun and high flying anime, so Yukikaze was a natural pick.

Outline

2LT Rei Fukai is a pilot in the Fairy Air Force (FAF), a unit deployed to the planet Fairy to combat the evil aliens called the JAM.

His plane's consciousness, the Yukikaze, learns, adapts and protects Fukai in his mission to defeat the JAM.

Sights and Sounds

Both audio and visual are spectacular. There is no denying that. Despite my apprehensions with the OVA as a whole, the show looks very good. The CGI work does not look out of place in an otherwise two dimensional medium, and everything runs smoothly.

Every detail of the sound was almost too good. The sounds of explosions are pretty generic, but from the hissing of a sidewinder missile being deployed to the high pitched whine of a P90 emptying its magazine, the show goes for chilling accuracy.

Other Thoughts

What would a review be without a pretentious opinion?

Yukikaze was genuinely and wholely DECENT. It was not bad, or hard to watch, but it did seem to lack anything that got me really hooked.

Despite the nature of the show, or perhaps because of it, there were only a couple dogfights in the show, which generally seemed so weighted either towards the JAM or the Yukikaze that there was no suspense.

Being only five episodes long, it seemed really short and chaotic, most characters beyond Maj. Bukhar and 2LT. Fukai being only mentioned in passing, or bearing a questioned bearing on the show. I feel like in a lot of ways that this is just another generic war anime. I feel as though I am watching an Evangelion OVA without Shinji being a complete and total wimp. It is a decent watch, but it is not long enough to really do much with its message, which if I were to prove that I actually watched the show was how war is often waged over greed, and is always just a waste of human life.

Final Verdict 7.5 / 10

If you like dogfights, look up Area 88.
Keywords: Flight, Aliens, Dog Fight, plane
Sound & Graphics Excellent
Entertainment Value Very Good
Replay Value Average
Plot Average
Genre Sci-fi, Action
Episodes 5
Studio GONZO
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      Fairy Airforce fighting alien's called JAM...

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