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DVD Technical Information:

  • Digitally remastered
  • English language version
  • Region Code: 2
  • Running time: 80 mins

Luta, the callow young son of a rural priest-figure, has one red eye. His sister Ansa has a strange birthmark on her back. These markings distinguish them as part of a priestly bloodline, a lineage whose members by right are "the users of the wind." Not that Luta has any idea what this means, even on the day he's about to be anointed as the new wind-user.

Captain Agahali, the white-haired, ferociously violent warrior who unexpectedly arrives at Luta's small village, has both the birthmark and the single red eye. She also has a great deal of aggressive curiosity about Luta's family. And she has an army of murderous mecha-soldiers who slaughter Luta's people and burn his village, all in the name of her father Zanark, a militaristic dictator who feels threatened by the hereditary power of the red-eyes.

As it happens, Zanark has a right to be worried about Luta's family; when threatened, Luta channels the god of the wind, calling up a pyrotechnic light show of divine proportions before disappearing into a blaze of light. Zanark seems to think he can control this power, if he gets Agahali to capture Luta and haul him to Zanark's spectacular city in the sky. But Agahali has already started to wonder about her true bloodline, just as Luta's started to wonder about his true power.

Special Features

  • Chapter selection
  • Standard Manga Video Previews

This cliche driven anime is actually pretty cool. The characters are given a decent background story, but honestly "young boy forced to become a man" and "attractive non-emotive girl discovering herself" are hardly original features in anime! However the nice bright colours and the technology vs agricultural society conflict is well realised.