Unbeknownst to the general population, 33 years ago, an alien force opened an inter-dimensional gate in Antarctica to invade the Earth. The unified forces of Earth formed a military unit under command of The United Nations to combat the aliens. Using the latest aeronautical technology, they were able to push the aliens back through the portal to the planet they call "Fairy". But the war still rages on. Rei Fukai, a pilot in the elite Special Air Force (SAF) unit, flies the Yukikaze, an advanced fighter with an almost sentient computer control system.
Runtime: 35 minutes
Sentou Yousei Yukikaze - Yukikaze (anime) - Netflix
Yukikaze (戦闘妖精雪風, Sentō Yōsei Yukikaze, lit. Battle Fairy Yukikaze) is a five-episode Japanese direct-to-video anime series produced by Gonzo and Bandai Visual and was released in Japan from August 28, 2002 to August 25, 2005. It is based on a popular science fiction novel of the same name by Chōhei Kambayashi, and was produced in commemoration of Bandai Visual's 20th anniversary. It was also later aired in Japan on the anime television network Animax, who later aired in its English language networks across Southeast Asia and other networks worldwide. The series is notable for its air combat scenes, which were created with the help of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. The JASDF worked with the Gonzo production team by recording actual sounds of the F-15J Eagle and running test flights at Komatsu Air Base, and having discussions on air combat tactics. Yukikaze has twice won the Tokyo Anime Award for Original Video Animation in 2003 and 2006.
Sentou Yousei Yukikaze - Reception - Netflix
Yukikaze won the Tokyo Anime Award for Original Video Animation in both 2003 and 2006.
Sentou Yousei Yukikaze - References - Netflix