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Yukikaze 

Sento Yosei Yukikaze (original title)
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Thirty-three years ago, an alien force known as the "JAM" invaded Earth through a dimensional portal over Antarctica. Earth's forces managed to drive the JAM away to a distant planet ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Yôko Asagami Yôko Asagami ...  Rydia Cooley 5 episodes, 2002-2005
Takaya Hashi Takaya Hashi ...  Ansel Rombart 5 episodes, 2002-2005
Noriaki Sugiyama Noriaki Sugiyama ...  Ito 5 episodes, 2002-2005
Takuya Kirimoto Takuya Kirimoto ...  Richard Burgadish 4 episodes, 2002-2005
Hôchû Ôtsuka ...  Karl Gunow 4 episodes, 2003-2005
Miho Yamada Miho Yamada ...  Edith Foss 4 episodes, 2003-2005
Katsumi Chô Katsumi Chô ...  Yazawa 4 episodes, 2002-2005
Atsuko Tanaka ...  Marnie 4 episodes, 2002-2005
Doug Erholtz ...  Additional Voices / ... 4 episodes, 2002-2005
Grant George ...  Additional Voices / ... 3 episodes, 2003-2005
Liam O'Brien ...  Operator / ... 3 episodes, 2002-2005
Neil Kaplan ...  Additional Voices / ... 3 episodes, 2002-2005
Peter Doyle Peter Doyle ...  Additional Voices / ... 3 episodes, 2002-2005
Steve Blum ...  Additional Voices / ... 3 episodes, 2003-2005
Jamieson Price ...  Additional Voices / ... 3 episodes, 2002-2005
Kazuki Yao ...  Tomahawk John 3 episodes, 2003-2005
Masato Sakai Masato Sakai ...  Rei Fukai 2 episodes, 2002-2003
Jôji Nakata ...  James 'Jack' Bukhar 2 episodes, 2002-2003
Masako Ikeda Masako Ikeda ...  Lynn Jackson 2 episodes, 2002-2003
Barry Stigler Barry Stigler ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2004-2005
Brian Beacock ...  Additional Voices 2 episodes, 2004-2005
Christopher Carroll Christopher Carroll ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2002-2005
Christopher Corey Smith ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2004-2005
David Vincent ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2004-2005
David Lodge ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2004-2005
Fred Sanders ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2004-2005
James Murray ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2004-2005
Joe Cappelletti ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2004-2005
Kate Higgins ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2002-2005
Kirk Baily ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2004-2005
Kirk Thornton ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2002-2005
Richard Cansino ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2003-2005
Tony Oliver ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2002-2005
Philece Sampler ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2003-2005
Derek Stephen Prince ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 2003-2005
Michael Sorich ...  Colonel at Inquiry / ... 2 episodes, 2002-2005
Michelle Ruff ...  Onyx / ... 2 episodes, 2003-2005
Joshua Seth ...  Ito 2 episodes, 2003-2005
Dave Wittenberg ...  Messenger 2 episodes, 2003-2005
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Thirty-three years ago, an alien force known as the "JAM" invaded Earth through a dimensional portal over Antarctica. Earth's forces managed to drive the JAM away to a distant planet designated as "Fairy". While the majority of Earth's population is unaware of the JAM's presence, the war continues on Fairy, where Rei Fukai is an SAF (Special Air Force) pilot assigned to pilot "Yukikaze"-an advanced reconnaissance fighter plane equipped with a near-sentient A.I. that detects the presence of the JAM within its path. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

25 August 2002 (Japan) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.33 : 1
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In the 5th episode, around 5 minutes, 40 seconds, a blue 1974 Ford Mustang II is shown being blown up in a quick sequence lasting only 12 frames. In the time-line of this show, that car would be at least 60 years old, and on another planet. See more »

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Delicious eye candy with a word of warning...
7 January 2009 | by kaetherSee all my reviews

The plot is pretty good and the story will keep you entertained but it wouldn't be because it's engaging. Every one of the five episodes starts and ends in a way that leaves you wondering what had happened; but not before it gives you some more plot twists and backstabbing. Sometimes, things occur from out of nowhere and it takes either reading a guide, or watching it again to figure it out. You also get pretty distracted by the relationships developing throughout the entire series (main, plane, rein/major). The series doesn't really do a good job of character development and some may seem a little 2 dimensional. Many times, you are left with no explanation on why a character acts a particular way.

The fight sequences were mind blowing. If you weren't off your seat wondering about the plot/story, you will be for the battles. Designs for the planes were delicious but it's their movement that amaze you. Imagine a magic carpet ride during a firework festival and you would get a glimpse of how great it is. Similar to Blue Sub No.6 with CGI and twirling.

TL;DR version: Awesome if you want mind blowing fights, bad if you want heart pounding story.


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