Monday, 19 December 2011

Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing - Episode 9.5

As Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing hits what is effectively its half-way point, so it also delves into one of those time-honoured television anime conventions - the recap episode.

Aside from its closing moments and the promise of a visit to Fam and Gise from the latter's father, there's effectively absolutely nothing new here, simply a voice-over explanation from Gise and Millia as to their story and circumstances so far.

In fairness, this does serve as a nice showcase in terms of snippets of action and some of the more impressive scenes the series has brought us so far, but it is perhaps telling that its focus is very much on Fam and company and their actions rather than any of the politics of the Federation and their goals.  In short, there's nothing to see here really, so unless you suffer terribly from short-term memory loss you won't miss much by skipping this week's instalment.

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