Sol Bianca: The Legacy
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|Sol Bianca: The Legacy|
North American DVD cover
|Genre||Science fiction, Adventure|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Hiroyuki Ochi|
|Written by||Hideki Mitsui|
|Music by||Seikou Nagaoka|
|Released||September 24, 1999 – May 25, 2000|
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.
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.
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.
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) 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.
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- Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy. The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917. New York: Stone Bridge Press (2001)
- "The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917"
- Sol Bianca: The Legacy (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia