This is the perfect AMV mash-up in terms of music and anime. Music from a game about sky pirates where there is ship-to-ship turn-based combat, an anime about Sky Couriers in the middle of a sky war between two kingdoms orchestrated by a superior race of beings.
The anime is Last Exile, the music is a OC remix from the classic Dreamcast game Skies of Arcadia – where you effectively travel to South America. There are a lot of parallels between the two but the most important are in this video.
In both, the protagonists seek the freedom of the skies and do so in ships which are put together with dedication and love.
The percussion of the music is linked to imagery of creation and exudes an old fashioned sense of dedication to craft and skills – whether it’s engineering Vanships or piloting them. When the melody finally kicks in, it is accompanied by animated aerial acrobatics and shots of landscape and ships rushing about. It all captures the sinuous movement of flight and both the music and anime echo the theme of freedom and the emotions in the anime.
Just don’t watch this AMV if you haven’t seen Last Exile because the whole thing is littered with scenes from the entire series.
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