Essentially translates to “Adventures of Patapata Aircraft”.
I found this anime purely by chance while browsing through a a list of titles, the length of the name caught my eye and while trying to find information on it I realized there was very little to be had. Virtually every site gave the same summary and nothing more, so I hardly knew what to expect while watching it. I’ll say this now: the animation is far less than spectacular since everything seems very flat and the sound track lacks diversity, but the story and plot make up for it. This series gives off a sense of nostalgia (one I rarely ever feel outside of Hayao Miyazaki’s works) being set in what I can only assume to be the Victorian era and having a large focus placed on transportation and cultural diversity. This’ll be spoiler heavy.
Now on to the actual story; the Buxton family consists of a rich banker and his two children: Jane and George. His first wife dies shortly after Jane is born and he remarries getting a step-son in the process, William, who dislikes his new family, his contempt for them only grows when his mother also dies from illness which leads him to bond with Jane due to her innocence and caring nature believing that she is the only one to understand him. Years go by and now George is a scholar while William is working in the bank along side his step-father, however he is less than honest by making profit for the bank, something that does not go unnoticed by the father. George is researching a way to achieve flight, a dream shared with Jane, when he gets his expedition to the East to search for a mysterious floating liquid approved by the university his father appoints him the heir to the family by giving him the gold pocket watch heirloom while William leaves the house shortly after George departs to the east. Jane, now alone, continues trying to fly.
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