Sentou Yousei Yukikaze - Netflix
Fri 21 June 2019
Unbeknownst to the general population, 33 years ago, an alien force opened an inter-dimensional gate in Antarctica to invade the Earth. The unified forces of Earth formed a military unit under command of The United Nations to combat the aliens. Using the latest aeronautical technology, they were able to push the aliens back through the portal to the planet they call "Fairy". But the war still rages on. Rei Fukai, a pilot in the elite Special Air Force (SAF) unit, flies the Yukikaze, an advanced fighter with an almost sentient computer control system.
Runtime: 35 minutes
Sentou Yousei Yukikaze - Yukikaze (anime) - Netflix
Yukikaze (戦闘妖精雪風, Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze, lit. Battle Fairy Yukikaze) is a five-episode Japanese direct-to-video anime series produced by Gonzo and Bandai Visual and was released in Japan from August 28, 2002 to August 25, 2005. It is based on a popular science fiction novel of the same name by Chōhei Kambayashi, and was produced in commemoration of Bandai Visual's 20th anniversary. It was also later aired in Japan on the anime television network Animax, who later aired in its English language networks across Southeast Asia and other networks worldwide. The series is notable for its air combat scenes, which were created with the help of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. The JASDF worked with the Gonzo production team by recording actual sounds of the F-15J Eagle and running test flights at Komatsu Air Base, and having discussions on air combat tactics. Yukikaze has twice won the Tokyo Anime Award for Original Video Animation in 2003 and 2006.
Sentou Yousei Yukikaze - Characters - Netflix
Rei Fukai (深井零, Fukai Rei) Voiced by: Masato Sakai (Japanese); Steve Staley (English) The lead character of the series, Rei is a 2nd Lieutenant in the FAF's Special Air Force (SAF) reconnaissance unit. He is the pilot of the B-503 “Yukikaze” fighter. Although depicted as a loner and having a tendency toward social rejection, he is good friends with Jack Bukhar and eventually interacts with other SAF pilots. Major James “Jack” Bukhar (ジェイムズ・ブッカー, Jeimuzu Bukkā) Voiced by: Jōji Nakata (Japanese); Dan Woren (English) The de facto second-in-command of the SAF, Bukhar is Rei's commanding officer. Despite the seniority, he is the only person in the FAF to even befriend Fukai and help him deal with the stress of battle. A prominent theme with the character is his interest in boomerangs and their aerodynamic characteristics. Rydia Cooley (リディア・クーリィ, Ridia Kūrī) Voiced by: Yōko Asagami (Japanese); Carol Stanzione (English) A former investment banker who signed up with the FAF during the early days of the JAM war, Cooley is a skilled player in the FAF's power struggles. She is the SAF's commander with the rank of brigadier-general. Edith Foss (エディス・フォス, Edisu Fosu) Voiced by: Miho Yamada (Japanese); Kari Wahlgren (English) A psychiatrist by trade, Foss is attached to the FAF and holds the rank of captain. In the series, Foss is responsible for profiling Yukikaze and diagnosing Rei Fukai after he lapsed into a quasi-comatose state when his first aircraft is destroyed. Cooley later orders her to “profile” the JAM as a single entity. Also, she's the niece of brigadier-general Rydia Cooley. Richard Burgadish (リチャード・バーガディシュ, Richādo Bāgadishu) Voiced by: Takuya Kirimoto (Japanese); Eddie Frierson (English) A second lieutenant of the FAF, Burgadish is assigned as the Yukikaze's flight officer following the death of Lieutenant Norman Hughes. Lynn Jackson (リン・ジャクスン, Rin Jakuson) Voiced by: Masako Ikeda (Japanese); Barbara Goodson (English) One of the few civilian characters in the series, Jackson is the author of The Invader, a chronicle of the FAF's struggle against the JAM. She went to Antarctica to research the book several times. Karl Gunow (カール・グノー, Kāru Gunō) Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka (Japanese); Doug Stone (English) Andy Lander (アンディ・ランダー, Andi Randā) An American free columnist who travels to the FAF base on Fairy. Tomahawk “Tom” John (トマホーク（トム）・ジョン, Tomahōku (Tomu) Jon) Voiced by: Kazuki Yao (Japanese); Derek Stephen Prince (English) A Native American FAF captain. Hugh O'Donnell (ヒュー・オドンネル, Hyū Odonneru) An FAF captain assigned to the experimental fighter Fern II. Mamoru Amada (天田守, Amada Mamoru) Hajime Yagashira (矢頭元, Yagashira Hajime) Akira Katsuragi (桂城彰, Katsuragi Akira) Ansel Rombert (アンセル・ロンバート, Anseru Ronbāto) Voiced by: Takaya Hashi (Japanese); Dave Mallow (English) Rombert is a colonel who leads the FAF Intelligence Division. He is determined to find out more about the JAM. Hiroshi Yazawa (ヒロシ・ヤザワ) Voiced by: Katsumi Chō (Japanese); Grant Albrecht (English) An FAF major stationed at the TAB-14 frontline base. Yazawa is actually a Jam taking a human form who attempts to extract the security code of Yukikaze from a captured Rei and Burgadish. Marnie (マーニィ, Mānī) Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka (Japanese); Philece Sampler (English) A nurse from the TAB-14 base. Like Yazawa, Marnie is a JAM taking a human form. Gavin Mail (ギャビン・メイル, Gyabin Meiru) Jonathan Lancome (ジョナサン・ランコム, Jonasan Rankomu)
Sentou Yousei Yukikaze - References - Netflix