Fafner of the Azure: Dead Aggressor (蒼穹のファフナー: Dead Aggressor, Sōkyū no Fafner: Dead Aggressor?) is a 25-episode anime series produced by Xebec where much of the world had been destroyed by beings known as Festum. On a remote Japanese island called Tatsumiya, people had managed to hide themselves from the Festum using the most advanced technologies. It was the last Paradise on Earth.
At last, the Festum discovered the island and began to attack. However, the adults were not unprepared. They activated shield walls and sent out a young pilot, Kazuki Makabe (真壁一騎 Makabe Kazuki), to fight the Festum using a giant robot called Fafner. This is how the story begins.
Many of the terms which appeared in the anime are borrowed from Norse mythology and Germanic mythology. Soukyuu no Fafner is one of a long line of anime/manga series which revolve around giant robotic mecha that are piloted by school-age children in the face of a great threat. Hisashi Hirai, who designed the characters for this series also provided character artwork for Infinite Ryvius, s-CRY-ed, Gundam SEED, and Gundam SEED Destiny.
The series features opening and ending themes by the Japanese pop duo angela. These songs are: Shangri-La - OP Separation - ED Peace of Mind - OP & ED for OVA
Sōkyū no Fafner: RIGHT OF LEFT, a 50-minute prequel special to the television series, aired on December 29, 2005.