GONZO/JVC Victor/Bandai Visual, 2002 U.S. Distributor Pending. Directed by Masahiko Okura. Not Rated. Contains violence and mature situations. by areaseven (http://areaseven.net/) Thirty-three years have passed since an alien race known as "JAM" invaded Earth. Since then, Earth forces managed to drive the JAM away to a distant planet designated as "Fairy". While life on Earth is at peace, the human race remains at war with the JAM on Fairy. Lieutenant Rei Fukai pilots a Super Sylph - an advanced reconaissance/fighter plane with an onboard AI that assists him in combat strategy. Code-named "Yukikaze" (Blizzard), the Sylph's AI is the most advanced ever developed by man. But can both man and machine be able to wipe out the JAM once and for all? Story: B- The plot is very confusing. Character development is pretty minimal. The OAV will leave you a bit confused with what is going on. At least it's better than Blue Submarine No. 6. Animation: A+ GONZO (Full Metal Panic!, Gate Keepers) spared no expense in dishing out digital 3D aerial dogfights that rival Macross Plus. Totally impressive, especially for something Shoji Kawamori didn't work on. Soundtrack: B+ Yukikaze has an adequate techno score composed by Monsieur Kamayatsu. Not really memorable, though. The Bottom Line Sentou Yousei Yukikaze can't take the title "Anime Top Gun" from Macross Plus, but it still remains an awesome title. In the meantime, I'd like to see how the upcoming XBOX game will look.