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Tytania – Episode 1

October 9, 2008

Tytania

Politics, space battles, and bubble gum! :)

Genres: science fiction

Plot Summary: The capital of the empire of Euria is attacked by the empire of Titania, a much more powerful enemy that controls a large part of the galaxy. The story follows a soldier who flees the Titania empire and seeks refuge with the rebellion force, that rose up since the battle.

Director: Noboru Ishiguro (Legend of the Galactic Heroes, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?). He is 70 years old, so it might be his last work.

Original creator: Yoshiki Tanaka (Legend of the Galactic Heroes)

Original Character Design: Haruhiko Mikimoto (Macross, Gunbuster)

Mechanical design: Kazutaka Miyatake (Macross, Gundam, RahXephon)

Color design: Tomoko Yamazaki (Mushishi)

Sound director: Susumu Aketagawa (Legend of the Galactic Heroes)

Opening

Ending

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The visual presentation was quite pleasing: diverse perspectives, superimposed scenes, and interesting transitions. It seems that Noboru Ishiguro really likes to closeup on one person and the leave another one in the background. The character’s names appear upon first appearance, just like in the Legend of the Galactic Heroes. The space battles looked like they were happening under water… I really liked the images of the ending :)

Music was appropriate and set the atmosphere well. However, I felt it was little too dramatic at times. Plenty of laser shooting sounds :P Voice actors performed well, but I am not particularly excited about any of them. I’ll keep my judgment of the story for later.

Keep in mind that the anime is based on the novels by Yoshiki Tanaka that are not complete yet, and the author stopped working on them in 1991. That is not a good sign, but we’ll see how it will turn out. The writer for Tytania anime is Kenichi Kanemaki (Ai Yori Aoshi, Hell Girl, Negima, Pretear, Record of Lodoss War, Rumbling Hearts, Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei).

I’ll definitely keep watching and blogging about Tytania :)

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7 comments

  1. So I’ve watched this RAW and noticed one major flaw… There’s no females. The only one (maybe two) only appear in the ED.

    The battles remind me more of the Crest/Banner of the Stars series… but less aristocrats having tea in the midst of a battle (granted, one did take a bath…)


  2. Lydia appeared in the middle of the episode, but I see what you mean – no Nagi in this one :P

    Nothing tastes better than a fresh tea in the midst of a battle :)


  3. I’m glad you liked it, I plan on watching it soon, so I feel a bit relieved that someone had some praise to give this show. I’ll stick with this show for the rest of the season.


  4. Ah, good to hear that you’ll keep watching it :)


  5. Ffviiknight, I updated the post to address the important issue you raised :P

    Also I updated the post with some information based on the subs.


  6. [...] subbing group released the translation of the first episode of Tytania. I updated my post with additional information that might clarify some [...]


  7. [...] gives us a lengthy photoessay and includes some of the first fanart at the end. We have Rule 63 material already, it [...]



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