Last Exile

I just finished watching the new anime Last Exile, which I had mentioned the other day (Mondays at 1:30 on TV Tokyo). The show falls in the steampunk category (imagine a victorian-style sci-fi world) and is beautifully animated in a successful mix of CG and traditional cel animation (you can see the TV ad for the show at the above link). It’s an epic storyline that features huge battles on these immense flying ships that are conducted in an American civil war style confrontation (meaning rows of soldiers shooting from the decks of the ships). Mark my words, you’ll be seeing this in North America in a year or two.