Blue Submarine No. 6 (の6号; Ao no Rokugo) is a neat little four-part sci-fi OVA that aired between October 1998 and March 2000, long before we became interested in anime.
After watching Last Exile and falling in love with the awsome character designs of Murata Range, we sought out other works of his, and came across this (Another interesting tidbit: Yukana, who voiced the heroine Kino Mayumi, also voiced the antagonist Yukana in the submarine-themed Arpeggio of Blue Steel. She’s also the narrator in Last Exile).
Actually, we haven’t watched the OVA in a few years, but the ending theme—”Minasoko ni Nemure” (みなそこに眠れ “Sleeping Deep Inside Everyone”) by The Thrill, featuring Yukarie—made a lasting impression. So we’ll wrap up the work week with this jazzy, atmospheric gem that never fails to give us a happy tingly feeling. Happy Friday!