Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing
Last weekend saw the premiere of Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, and we hope you were able to watch it. Otaku Zone caught up with the show's producer, Hiroyuki Birukawa, to discuss the series.
Where did the idea come from?
After working on the previous Last Exile project, Koichi Chigira - the director - and I talked about a sequel. Chigira had conceptualised a story and wanted to make it happen. Three year later, Chigira, producers at anime studio Gonzo and I met each month to discuss the content. We went into full-scale production in the beginning of 2009.
What can fans look forward to? The series involves a completely new story with new characters, so viewers can look forward to enjoying it regardless of whether they have watched the previous series or not. Veteran fans will recognise familiar characters, and we have also created a few scenes that are sure to make them grin knowingly.
What do you hope to achieve with the series?
As in the previous series, the exhilarating feeling of flying off on an adventure in the sky remains the same. Chigira has put a lot of thought and effort into the new series, so I will be happy if the fans can appreciate the ideas after they watch it.
The interview continues next week