Last week I finished watching all 26 episodes of the anime series Last Exile, which I had been checking out from my friendly neighborhood library.
I give it a thumbs up. But with a caveat. It wasn’t until after I went online and read up on the series that things that were unclear made sense. That’s something I’ve discovered with much of anime. I wonder if it’s just a translation problem or the way a lot of anime is written.
However, I still throughly enjoyed the series and plan, sometime in the fall or winter, perhaps, to watch it again.
It’s got action, adventure, noble quests, airships, romance, unrequited love, a dark, fierce, emotionally wounded hero (my favorite), the cutest little Chosen One imaginable and, of course, beautiful animation, intricate plotting and great characters.
I’ll admit, however, that it took a bit for me to warm up to the characters but by the end of the series I was mourning the death of characters I had come to care a lot about, cheering the well-deserved happy ending for those who survived, and hoping that two people in particular, who were perfect for each other, would get together. (Of course, darn it all, I have no idea whether these two got together, but I guess that’s what fanfic is for *grin*.)
So it’s finally May and I have new projects to work on this month. I had a story that had to be submitted by May 1st and managed to get that out in time. Yay, me. 🙂
Now back to my two drafted novellas, a short story I want to submit to yet another anthology, the final round of edits for my Ellora’s Cave novella, Sweet Spot, and prepping for my novel which I hope to start drafting this summer.
I finally, finally, finally had the breakthrough I’ve been longing for regarding this darn novel and so, with hope, it’s now full speed ahead.