Sol Bianca: The Legacy

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Sol Bianca: The Legacy
Sol Bianca-Legacy cover.jpg
North American DVD cover
太陽の船 ソルビアンカ
GenreScience fiction, Adventure
Original video animation
Directed byHiroyuki Ochi
Written byHideki Mitsui
Music bySeikou Nagaoka
StudioAIC
Licensed by
Released September 24, 1999 May 25, 2000
Episodes6
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Sol Bianca: The Legacy (太陽の船 ソルビアンカ) is a Japanese OVA miniseries of six episodes loosely based on the OVA series Sol Bianca and employing computer generated animation. This version is a re-imagining of the ship and crew of Sol Bianca, and does not follow the continuity of the original (as well as leaving plot threads of the original show unresolved). Sol Bianca: The Legacy combines 3D graphics with 2D animation, particularly in rendering spaceships such as the Sol Bianca itself.

Plot[edit]

Thousands of years into the future, mankind has colonized other planets across the galaxy and completely forgotten about Earth. On one part of the galaxy, the female space pirates and their colossal starship Sol Bianca get a surprise when a young girl named May stows away on board the ship. The crew then embarks on a journey to Earth to find the whereabouts of May's parents and discover the secrets of the lost planet.

Characters[edit]

April Bikirk
Voiced by: Rika Matsumoto (Japanese); Wendee Lee (English)
Feb Fall
Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (Japanese); Melissa Williamson (English)
Janny Mann
Voiced by: Tomo Saeki (Japanese); Carol Stanzione (English)
June Ashel
Voiced by: Eri Miyajima (Japanese); Ellen Arden (English)
May Jessica
Voiced by: Hiroko Konishi (Japanese); Reba West (English)
Rammy
Voiced by: Jūrōta Kosugi (Japanese); David Lucas (English)

Theme music[edit]

The English opening theme is "To Be Free" by Stella Furst. The closing themes are "You're Not Alone" by Kryie and "To Be Free" by Stella Furst.

Novel[edit]

A novel was released on November 4, 1999 called The Ship of the Sun - Sol Bianca: Battleship of Ice (太陽の船ソルビアンカ 氷の戦艦, Taiyou no Fune Sorubianka Koori no Senkan)[1] by ASCII. The book has 221 pages. The story starts 4 hundreds of years after humanity spread out into the galaxy. This is different from the thousands of years reference in the original Sol Bianca.

Reception[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] 太陽の船ソルビアンカ 氷の戦艦 - ISBN 4757205643, ISBN 9784757205642, 4th November 1999
  • Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy. The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917. New York: Stone Bridge Press (2001)

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