The new anime series Skyland is
everything you want from this genre, action, intrigue, battles and
classic good versus evil in an almost David and Goliath epic
Although the premise of Skyland is rather dark, the
animation really gives the series a hidden light as if one is
looking into a diamond with a thousand different possibilities.
Set in the distant future, 200 years to
be exact, the Earth as our little analogy above has been split into
millions of different blocks, with many still supporting life, thanks
to a new breed of humans called the Sejins who have the ability to
absorb sunlight to the fuel their super human powers of telekinesis
Although human life is still in
abundance in the future, a dictatorship called the Sphere is
controlling the most important resources for the Sejins, water which
are enforced by Guardians.
Rebellions have risen in the 23rd century
in order to overthrown the Sphere and caught in the middle of this
horrendous battle are Mahad and his sister Lena who are exploring
the various blocks as they discover new civilizations where the hand
of the Sphere has not tainted these amazing lands.
Apart from Mahad and Lena in the
series, another main character is Oslo, the
Guardians leader who has harnessed the ability to use his powers in
both light and darkness as he attempts to thwart these rebellions.
Featuring pirates, amazing locales and monsters, Skyland Season 1 -
Part 1 is a truly inspiration vision that is not your traditional
clichéd and half naked anime storyline of young school girls...
no... Skyland is far from this... it's modern fresh storytelling at
its best with first class animation and CGI.