For the first time in a long time I have dropped a series willingly. I actually don’t remember the last time I did this, or if I have ever done this. But desperate times call for desperate measures. Soukyuu no Fafner was recommended to me by my roommate who, up until now, had recommended some pretty good series to me. This one though sucked balls and then threw up on them.

Oh Snap! It’s serious time!Fafner is the story of an island that has constipation. No one on this island laughs or smiles willingly unless they are female, weak, and have a crush on the mecha pilot who hates himself. Everyone is serious and those who are not serious are not in the show, or dead. I was able to get through 6 episodes before I realized that I wanted to watch every single “good guy” get shot in the face and quit watching before I went insane.

Now thats not from Eva…Is it Gendo?The plot, from what I was able to watch, is that of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Im not kidding. People accuse RahXephon of being an eva knock off, but Fafner actually is, down to even minor details. Angels, I mean, Solomon’s Prophecies show up every now and again to blow up Toky… this island. And the only way to stave them off is to raise giant barricades in the town and launch the mecha. The mecha synchs with the pilot in his plug suit and head bands and they defeat the prophecy only for another to arrive shortly there after. The commander’s son is the pilot. Later, all his classmates become pilots too (one actually looks like Kensuke) and oddly enough they are all missing a parent. There is even a girl kept locked in a secret vault in the basement of the command center. I didn’t catch her name, but I bet its Lilith.

At any rate, as I only got through 6 episodes before wanting to tear my eyes out and pee in the empty sockets, I can’t give an actuate review here. If anyone, anyone, can give me 3 good reasons why I should watch the remaining 19 episodes I will pull the series back out and watch it. Until then, it will remain a blight on an otherwise good run of anime watching.

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

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