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.
Since I liek a show that actually pays attention to strategy and tactics, I'm willing to overlook the almost complete lack of character development, even (Especially) of the good guys.
First rule of war: Know your enemy. Second rule of war: Forget rule number one, expect the unexpected.
Old school with an upgrade, Tytania is up to date Legend of the Galactic Heroes with CGI space battles. An dying empire and this time 5 brothers who control the galxy behind the Emperor's back with a brutal fist. That is if it wasn't for a modern Admiral Wang ready to deflate their plans of control. LoGH's fans rejoice! Galactic Empire space opera begins!
Watched Ep.1 of Tytania. It's such a Galactic Heroes rip it's not even funny. They didn't even bother to not make the "rebel hero" not another Chinese guy. It's like a simplified and dumbed down Galactic Heroes- "So these guys are EVIL, can you spell "evil" kids? Sure! I knew you could!" But it does look nice and have some interesting ideas.
One element which is unqiuely Japanese is that this mirrors the situation of Japan for most of the last thousand years- a figurehead emperor bullied around by a group of warlords who actually run the show. In reality it was called the Shogunate, and provides a rarely mined source for sci-fi political warfare I haven't seen done before. (Galactic Heroes was more conventional and European in style.)
So I'll watch and see if they surprise me.
Review Date: November 23 2008
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