(Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor)
Distributor: Geneon Animation
The youth of Tatsumiya Island believed that they had ordinary lives ... until the advent of the Festum, extraterrestrial intelligent life forms intent on assimilating all humans. Their once peaceful island transforms into a high-tech military fortress to counter-attack the hostile aliens. Their shock intensifies when they learn that only they can pilot the Fafner, humanoid-type robots that represent the final and only weapon against the Festums and their divine powers.
TV Series: 25 episodes
Average Ratings: 45
Number of Review Sites: 6
Number of Review Links: 15
Vol. 1 - "Fafner's got the style, but the substance sure is confusing." (Carlo Santos) - B-
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Carlo Santos) - B
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Carlo Santos) - C-
Anime News Network
Vol. 1 - "...a great looking series visually with enough hooks in the story to keep me interested in for several volumes to come." (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Anime on DVD
Vol. 2 - "...has held up rather good, so far."
Animefringe (Patrick King) - 3.5 (out of 5)
Vol. 1 - "I liked this one a lot..." (Don Houston) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 2 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 1 - "Fafner is a joy to look at, but you've seen it all before."
DVD Verdict (Mitchell Hattaway) - 65 (out of 100)
Vol. 1 - "It's not that Fafner comes across as badly written, directed or animated, it just doesn't do much in this first installment to keep viewers coming back, or to convince them that it's going anywhere new or unusual."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - C+