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Notables: Animation - Artland
Music - TAKAKI Hiroshi
R1 Distributor - Section23 Films (ADV)
R1 License - Sentai Filmworks (ADV)
In a future where mankind is spread amongst the stars in the vastness of space, the TAITANIA family has been able to build a large empire through intimation and economic might. In the year 446, the city-state of EURIA rebels against the tyranny of TAITANIA control. Their isolated act of revolt starts a sequence of events which strains the careful alliances and agreements within the empire, as factions and associations take action to exploit the situation to their best advantage. In the ensuing turmoil, ambitious members of the Taitania Royalty begin to move against each other in an effort settle old grievances and seize control of the family. What started as an act of rebellion in EURIA, quickly expands to a civil war - with the wealth and power of the empire up for grabs for who ever is brave enough to aspire for it.

Based on a novel-inspired manga series written by TANAKA Yoshiki and illustrated GANTETSU, serialized in Shonen Sirius (Kodansha)

This has been described as being a complicated space opera or epic. The original story was published as a series of three novels (1988 thru 1991), and is open ended - as in no conclusion or ending was ever published!! See Wikipedia for more info.

Animation by Artland.
Series first aired in Oct '08.
25 TV episodes (~24min each).

The same director (Noboru Ishiguro) and animation company (Artland) working on this series, also worked on the space-epic Legend of the Galactic Heroes.
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Watch 7 6 7 5 5 6 Ggultra2764 [series:1892#1552]
Made by the same writer who wrote the famous space opera Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Tytania is quite a step down from the epic and complex war from Galactic Heroes. Instead of dabbling into the complicated ideologies, military strategies and political issues that affected the factions of Galactic Heroes, Tytania opts to go for more straight-forward storytelling with a family of wealthy lords having significant influence over galactic rule they established through economic might and intimidation, leading to a resistance movement starting up to oppose the Tytania clan. Many of the characters fall under simple archetypes as they lack the rich dimension and depth of characters from Galactic Heroes and while a handful do get some exploration, they are nowhere as engaging to see in action or development compared to characters like Yang Wenli and Reinhard von Lohengramm from Galactic Heroes since either they don't get much to do or look like complete buffoons in comparison to skilled strategists and tacticians from Galactic Heroes. The plotting to the series is perhaps Tytania's weakest point as there are a number of points where the plot can drag and nothing significant happens, particularly in the show's middle section. Worst yet, the conflict between Tytania and the resistance movement is unresolved at the end of the series as its source material was left incomplete and never got a proper ending. Overall, this is a rather underwhelming entry in the space opera genre and really not worth recommending to others.

Last updated Saturday, January 02 2016. Created Saturday, January 02 2016.
Unevaluated chibi [series:1892#2380]
This didn't look like my kind of show at first, the arrogant, effete main character designs are very off-putting. But the galactic imperial intrigue is getting pretty interesting by the third show, I'm curious to see where it's going to go.

Update: After 12 episodes, the story is still interesting, with twists and turns, betrayals and secret alliances. But it's a shame they didn't put as much effort into the character animation -- it's poor enough to be distracting at times.

Final update: Not many people completed their review of Tytania because the story doesn't really finish. Probably because of the unfinished book series it is based on, the anime essentially stops in the middle of the story, with first blood drawn from the Tytania ruling clique by the rebels. Up until that point, I'd give it a solid Rent rating. But if you're looking for closure, you won't find it here.

Last updated Sunday, August 09 2009. Created Saturday, October 25 2008.
Unevaluated Stretch [series:1892#628]
(One episode watched):

I had very low expectations for this show, but found it to be fairly entertaining. The Tytania brothers(?) are power brokers who even the Emperor fears. The problem I have with them is that they seem almost 100% evil without much of a personality among them; the only difference between them seems to be the means each would employ to attain the same goals. One seemed to have a strangely lifeless face, as if the muscles were paralysed--not intentionally, I think. I kind of liked the swashbuckling rebel leader of a small force resisting the awesome Tytanian fleet in a space battle. It was clear that he intended to spring some sort of trap on the attackers, and that piqued my interest; he did seem to casually sacrifice a lot of men and ships beforehand, though. I'm curious as to what role the Princess who was just barely introduced will play. I found myself having a hard time deciding whether I should commit to Tytania, but ultimately I didn't.

Last updated Wednesday, February 02 2011. Created Tuesday, October 21 2008.

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Japanese Series Web Site http://www.tytania.jp/

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