Funimation announces acquisition of the much anticipated follow up to the fan favorite GONZO series, LASTEXILE -Fam, the Silver Wing- with special events at Anime Expo 2011.
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LASTEXILE –Fam, the Silver Wing- is a new original tale in the LASTEXILE universe. It features new characters, new mechanics and an all new story centered around the young ace vanship pilot, Fam, and her trusted navigator, Giselle, as they pilot their vanship, Vespa, through the free and peaceful skies.

During Anime Expo 2011, fans will have the chance to participate in several very special LASTEXILE events. Throughout the convention held July 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, fans can come to the Funimation booth to see art pieces from the new LASTEXILE series and meet with and pose for pictures with special http://www.ACParadise.com cosplayers from the new series for the very first time. You can also go on a special mission to get your very own Sky Pirates decal and become a member of Fam and Giselle’s team. There will also be free posters and art cards available for all who come by!

Adding to the LASTEXILE excitement, Anime Expo attendees will have the unique opportunity to meet the LASTEXILE -Fam, the Silver Wing- creative team straight from Japan for the World Premiere of the new series. Koichi Chigara (Series Director), Makoto Kobayashi (Mecanical Designer), Takaaki Suzuki (Setting, Script) and Hiroyuki Birukawa (Producer) will be joining fans for the premiere followed by a question and answer session on Saturday, July 2, 2011. They will also be present for autograph sessions during the convention. For more information on the LASTEXILE premiere, please visit http://inside.anime-expo.org .


We’re very excited about this new LASTEXILE series and hope you are too. To help celebrate this exciting new title, we are giving away prizes to celebrate the good news! Go visit this thread on the new forum and let us know what you think for a chance to win one of the following prize packs (chosen randomly):

5 winners will receive:

  • LASTEXILE the complete series (Anime Classics) on DVD
  • LASTEXILE -Fam, the Silver Wing- Sky Pirates recruitment poster
  • LASTEXILE original series poster
  • LASTEXILE -Fam, the Silver Wing- art card
  • LASTEXILE original series art card
  • LASTEXILE -Fam, the Silver Wing- Sky removable vinyl Sky Pirates decal

10 winners will receive:

  • LASTEXILE -Fam, the Silver Wing- art card
  • LASTEXILE original series art card
  • LASTEXILE -Fam, the Silver Wing- Sky removable vinyl Sky Pirates decal (Rainbow mosaic laptop not included)

Contest open to fans in the United States only.