Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Glass Fleet (ガラスの艦隊)

Glass Fleet (ガラスの艦隊 Garasu no Kantai), subtitled La Legende du Vent de l'Univers (lit. the Legend of the Wind of the Universe), is an anime TV series, co-animated by Satelight and Gonzo and produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), GDH and Sotsu Agency, which first aired in Japan on Asahi Broadcasting Corporation from April 4, 2006 and September 21, 2006.
It spanned a total of 26 episodes, with an alternate episode, 17 also being released. The series was also later broadcast by the anime TV network Animax across its English-language networks in Southeast Asia and South Asia as well as its other networks worldwide.
The series, directed by Minoru Ōhara and written by Shōji Yonemura, features original character designs from Okama. The mechanical designs for the series are provided by Shōji Kawamori and Kazutaka Miyatake with Yutaka Izubuchi being the concept advisor.
The series follows a war occurring in a certain galaxy ruled by the tyrannical self-declared Holy Emperor Vetti Lunard Sforza de Roselait. Michel Volban de Cabelle, Leader of the People's Army opposes Vetti's rule, but the rebels are no match for the forces of Vetti's Holy Imperial Army.
In despair, Michel seeks help from an undefeatable Glass Fleet, which bears the crest of the old Royal Family... its Captain, Cleo Aiolos Corbeille de Veil, a man of great capability, claims to be their descendant....
But things do not work well, as Cleo is now only a "Space Pirate", instead of being the Prince of the respected Royal Family, which was defeated a long time ago.
In their entwined journeys, the Emperor and the rebels encounter the Prophet Guildy, who foresees that 'When The End comes, a Two Headed Eagle will be born. One of The Heads will be clad in Metal Armor and The Other will become The God of Love. Then it will become as One to Restore the Galaxy!".
In their bid to extend their life which is gradually being cut short by the "Soleil" in their bodies, Cleo and Vetti each interprets the prophesy differently but both wanting to unite the galaxy.
In the storm bracelet, Guildy revealed that the two are brothers separated from birth, given trials and adversity since childhood in order to save the galaxy from its destruction from the Black Cross.
Unable to accept the fate destined to them Vetti charges against the People's Army with a Glass Fleet copied from Cleo's ship. In the decisive battle, Cleo and Vetti stabs each other. Cleo wanting to finally unite the galaxy gave his half of the Soleil to Vetti saying that Cleo was the Eagle's Head clad in Metal Armor and Vetti shall become The God of Love and therefore they are finally together as one.
The Glass Ship merged with the Forgotten Technology and became a snowflake shaped battleship floating in space. Michel was crowned Emperor and with Vetti at the helm of the Glass Battleship they head off into the future.

# Reference
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_Fleet
Glass Fleet: Box Set(Amazon.com)

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