Glass Fleet Box Set DVD SAVE Edition

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About Glass Fleet Box Set DVD SAVE Edition

This Glass Fleet Box Set contains episodes 1-26.

In the dark reaches of time and space, an age of oppression smothered the masses...

Vetti Sforza, under the guise of creating an empire by and for the people, waged war against the Allied Nobility. One corrupt ruling class was destroyed, but in its place another would emerge, even more corrupt than before...

A second revolution stirs as the People's Army rises up to begin their march toward freedom, led by the heroic Michel Volban. He in turn looks to the stars, and with the glint of glass against the galaxies hope arrives in the visage of a sleek battleship, one of unsurpassed strength and capabilities - one bearing the crest of the fallen royal family! Piloted by the enigmatic Cleo and his rogue crew of pirates, can this truly be the "hero" for who all have waited?

Special Features: Special Broadcast Interview with the Director, Original TV Spots, Textless Songs, Trailers.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Details

  • Publisher: FUNIMATION
  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure, Space
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 600
  • Release Date: 1/13/2009
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.46
  • Region Code: 1

Ratings & Reviews

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A great story

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This anime was not preceded by manga, it was conceived and executed by the director, as he states in his interview. It's a truly excellent story, and the animation is quite beautiful. The music is also really good. The script and voice acting in both English and Japanese is comparably excellent. There is more information and nuance in the Japanese. There is plenty of drama, humor, action, and a bit of romance.

It's a story that asks questions about the origins of mankind and also questions the foibles of the human race. Lust for power drives two of the main characters, while desire for peace and freedom drives the other two. The characters embody extreme darkness and light respectively. They draw us into their story and we feel very close to them by the end.

There are one or two slight inconsistencies in the plot, but they can be easily overlooked. I must say that I got more out of it by viewing it in both languages, and certain events became clear the second time around that were not at first.

I liked the writing because it acknowledges adult viewers and uses complex ideas expressed in more sophisticated words.

There is certainly some very dark stuff in the history of one of the main characters that would not be appropriate for younger audiences. I'd confirm a 17+ rating. This main character is not your everyday hero type, and there are aspects of his expression of affections that fall outside the norm.

The SAVE edition packs 7 episodes onto each disc, and I think that is a bit of a compromise when it comes to the action sequences, but on the whole it doesn't take away from the total experience.

This story is not about robots or monsters. It's about people. There are great aspects of invented technology, but they are not contrived in any way. The ships used to fight and fly are very cool. There are no mecha or mobile suits, just the fleets. Quite refreshing actually.

I consider this a great addition to my anime library and a story that is worth watching again and again.

Thanks for reading mho.

could be better

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Really high production values here. Everything looks fantastic. The plotting, pacing, and overall script tend to fall a bit short. Things just never seem to progress from point A to C without stopping off at point B.

If you are going to do SciFi with space ships along side copious anachronisms you need to do it a bit better. The bar has already been set pretty high by 'Last Exile' and 'Captain Herlock'. At the very least if you are refrencing the French Revolution with all the costumes, coaches, nobility, and fencing why is the small arm of choice a crossbow and the ships reminiscent of the age of dreadnoughts?

Also, some of the characters just do not have believable motivations. One character agrees to marry another for political reasons telling him there would be no love, and within 2 episodes has gotten so obsessed with him it's scary. To the point that she overlooks minor flaws like patricide.

It's not bad. It just could have been better.