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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 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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Posted 10/26/08 , edited 10/26/08
The anime series might get Tanaka-san to finish the novels since the author should be getting some money once dvds and etc start to sell. We will have to see about that, but it might just have an ending like LotGH, which I think was one of the better endings in all of the anime/light novels I have seen and read.

Back on topic, the first episode gets the viewers right into the background/plot a lot like the original LotGH's first episode. It could be an upside for those who wants to see the storyline moving in the beginning, but also a turn off for those who like to get all the plot leading up to the main plot. As for me, this type of introduction is better than the latter. It feels a lot more like a novel since novels often start not at the beginning or the very youthful days of the characters' lives.

What I find was a little bit distasteful is that the description of the series kind of blew the "surprise" already. Hopefully Ishiguro left a few surprises up his sleeves. But then again, since there is already light novels out there, nothing is preventing any fans from go grabbing the novels and get their surprises earlier than everyone else. The only thing is to not ruin it for everyone else.
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