Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing
This is a continuation of last week's interview with Hiroyuki Birukawa, the producer of Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, which premiered earlier this month.
How is this new series related to the original?
Of course, there will be similarities, for example Claudia - the ore mined in the world of Prester. It is used as currency and fuel for vanships in both series. Then there are the popular Last Exile characters like Dio and Tatiana, who will make an appearance in the upcoming new series.
In Last Exile - Fam, The Silver Wing, we wanted to capture the great feeling of an adventure in the sky. However, the story and characters started to change when our creative discussions progressed. For example, the protagonist was initially male, but because his personality and actions became so similar to Claus', protagonist of the first Last Exile series, we thought: 'Let's change him into a female then!'
There have been advancements in 3D CG technology, but it is the artistic passion of the staff making use of this new technology that I find very commendable.
Just as in the first Last Exile series, Makoto Kobayashi is in charge of the vessel designs [and he has done a superb job].
When will the series be available on DVD/Blu-ray and what extras will be included?
I am afraid I cannot comment on this, because the series has yet to be completed.