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.
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 😛 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 🙂