Fafner

Alt titles: Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor

TV (25 eps)
3.315 out of 5 from 2,528 votes
Rank #2,167

"Are you there?" This is the question that the aliens always demand before they attack. The quiet island of Tatsumiyajima is secretly the last line of defense against mysterious invaders. In a quiet and rustic villiage, children were raised without any knowlege that they were born to pilot the Fafnirs, giant robotic war machines of terrible powers that are the only thing that can defend all they hold dear.These children's struggles will be the only thing that can hold off an enemy that attacks both our bodies and our sense of identity...

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DistMan's avatar by DistMan on Feb 6, 2005
Score: 9.5/10

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Welcome to the small island outside Japan. Here people go to work every day, kids go to school and life is good overall -- until the Festums come around. Festum is an unknown creature which hovers in the air. It’s big, golden and has various capabilities depending on the Festum type. To fight against these creatures Alvis (the local battle command which is located underground) prepares for... read more

Kaijo's avatar by Kaijo on Sep 20, 2010
Score: 5/10

Story: Take Neon Genesis Evangelion. Strip out the gratuitous nonsense religious symbols. Add gratutious German words instead. Also, sap 80% of the emotion and personality from the main characters and add a couple of glaring plot holes, and you get Fafner. While I didn't like NGE as much as some, I gave the series a bit of a pass because it had one amusing excuse: Anno was nuts when he wrote NGE, and the... read more

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Fafner: Dead Aggressor (Light Novel) 2005 TBD

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