Ryou and Yumi were one of the children who had been selected to pilot the first Fafner combat units. they were the last hope for the survival of human race. the aliens who were known as Festum, was brutal and had the ability to read minds. therefore the details of the mission was kept secret even from the young pilots. under the stressful situation, Ryou and Yumi was sent off with a new strategy, to search and destroy, yet with little chance of survival.
the movie was a prequel to its anime series aired in 2004, introducing how young pilots were selected into piloting the Fafner. it felt like being put together with bits and parts of stories, sometimes making certain scenes difficult to follow. unfortunately the most attractive objects of the anime were the mechas (Fafners) and Festums, not the humans. the characters resembled each other too much, not standing out unless placed together. to make things worst, they also resembled characters from other animes, such as Gundam Seed (2002). like what was expected, the movie started by introducing the characters, then putting them into battles, and of course, barely winning for a melodramatic effect.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 1
- director: Toshimasa Suzuki (鈴木利正)
- released: 2005
- language: Japanese
- genre: Action/Science Fiction
- Fafner (2004)
- Fafner: Single Program: Right of Left (2005)
- Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Heaven and Earth (2010)