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Tytania. Coming October 2008!


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Official website = http://www.tytania.jp/

Trailer from Chara-Hobby =

From ANN:

Tytania is a Japanese novel series written by Yoshiki Tanaka, and an upcoming animated television series directed by Ishiguro. The series is a space opera based on a series of three books written by Tanaka between 1988 and 1991 about people who try to liberate the galaxy from the rule of the Tytania-clan and seeks refuge with a rebel force. The series is known in Japan as a novel series has not been concluded yet but the sequel is not published for a long time since 1991.

A preview site for Yoshiki Tanaka's Tytania space opera epic has opened and officially announced that an animated television series has been green-lit. Tanaka also wrote the long-running Legend of the Galactic Heroes space opera, the Asian-influenced Sohryuden - Legend of the Dragon Kings mythological fantasy, the Middle-East-influenced The Heroic Legend of Arslan fantasy series, and the Ryoko's Case File supernatural mysteries. All of these other novel series have been adapted into anime. Between 1988 and 1991, Tanaka wrote three novels about a soldier who flees the spacefaring Tytania empire and seeks refuge with a force leading a rebellion.

The preview site confirms that Haruhiko Mikimoto, the illustrator of the Tytania novels and the designer of Macross, Orguss, Megazone 23, and Aim for the Top! Gunbuster, will be in charge of the original character designs. Noboru Sugimitsu (Hoshi Neko Fullhouse, Legend of the Condor Hero, Mikan Enikki) will adapt those designs for anime. Artland, the production studio headed by veteran director Noboru Ishiguro (Macross, Orguss, Megazone 23, Galactic Heroes), will animate the project. Artland and Ishiguro spent over a decade animating more than 100 episodes of Galactic Heroes. Longtime Studio Nue mechanical designer Kazutaka Miyatake (Macross, Orguss, Gunbuster, Eureka Seven) will work on the mechanics.

Koji Ito (Cybuster, Full Metal Panic!, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor) will collaborate with Miyatake on the mechanical designs and work as chief director under Ishiguro. Susumu Aketagawa (Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars, Phoenix 2772 - Space Firebird, Barefoot Gen movies) will direct the sound. Sanzigen, the company best known for the 3D computer graphics in Gurren Lagann, will handle the CG.

The series will start in October on NHK's BS-2 satellite channel and run every Thursday at 11:32 p.m. Ishiguro first revealed the development of the project at Anime Expo 2003. Hiroaki Adachi of Tanaka's Wright Staff management firm then indicated that the anime was moving forward in March. Artist Guntetsu has been drawing a manga version in Kodansha's Monthly Sh┼Źnen Sirius magazine since March.

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Oh yes yes yes, I love space opera anime. The character uniform reminds of LOGH and finally some space fleet action.

Added to my watch list :lol:

Btw, how many episode is on planning? 110 like LOGH? :blink:

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Well I hope the short trailer shown at C3 was early production work like the Frontier footage shown at the 25th concert, because seeing that trailer live this weekend was no very impressive. 2D facial animation were very jagged and you could see where the layers were being animated. And the space battles looked no better than Shadow Chronicles. Still I keep the faith and expect it is all early draft animations, just like I said when the first Frontier footage was shown.

Oh yeah everybody that lined up for a poster and folder other than me were all girls, so that should tell you something.

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The space battles in the trailer doesn't look impressive at all and i'm with Save that i fear it might look like Shadow Chronicles. And to add more worry, the animation is by studio Artland that animated the travesty that was Gunslinger Girl 2.

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Oh and yeah I will still watch this despite the animation not being the best. Even though macross frontier didn't use 2d animation like eureka 7, I still liked it because of the smoothness of movement, details, and how objects blended well with the environment more unlike macross zero. It felt like an OVA. But you can't always get what you want.

And shadow chronicles actually came out. That by itself was a miracle for HG. :D Will a RT tv series ever come about I wonder? Poor fans :( The best opportunity would be to see how the live action movie goes first (if this ever comes out - I would say use speed racer and voltron movies as a guage).

Noyhauser would be pleased at this. Anyone read the novels?

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"The emperor has no clothes on."

I was so excited to read that just about ALL my favs in the business were in on this anime (the folks that brought me Megazone, Macross, Full Metal Panic....etc.)

....until I saw that clip and went to the site.

WHAT A LETDOWN!

There was absolutely no "wow factor" there at all. The Charater/ship designs, the CG, and the animation all look sub standard. I expected much much more from this veteran lineup.

The only thing exciting about that clip was that there was a youtube related video for "Michiko to Hatchin" (Cowboy Bebop/ Samurai Champloo folks) which also starts in October and looks HOT!!. http://www.michikotohatchin.com/story/trailer02/index.html

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The trailer and designs reminds me of late 80s early 90s anime. That and the Mikimoto designs are enough reason for me to go watch it. In the end a space opera gets carried by the story so here is me hoping.

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Umm if you're looking for "mecha/spaceship Porn action" like an itano circus from a Yoshiki Tanaka novelization, you'll be disappointed. While it will have great designs and some massive fleet action, none of it will be conventionally eyepopping. If this is going to be anything like LOGH, you'll see the commanders play out different tactics on each other in the few battles, and episodes full of nothing but politics. I think alot of people rate it the best Anime they've ever watched, its certainly not everybody's cup of tea.

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"The emperor has no clothes on."

I was so excited to read that just about ALL my favs in the business were in on this anime (the folks that brought me Megazone, Macross, Full Metal Panic....etc.)

....until I saw that clip and went to the site.

WHAT A LETDOWN!

There was absolutely no "wow factor" there at all. The Charater/ship designs, the CG, and the animation all look sub standard. I expected much much more from this veteran lineup.

The only thing exciting about that clip was that there was a youtube related video for "Michiko to Hatchin" (Cowboy Bebop/ Samurai Champloo folks) which also starts in October and looks HOT!!. http://www.michikotohatchin.com/story/trailer02/index.html

Michikotohatchin was Outta Sight! I love that Cowboy Bebop/Samurai Champloo style!

Now back on topic; Tytania looks good but wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too 80's with the character designs and mech designs. I also took notice of that Shadow Chronicles looking space battle. Really, Ishigoru, Mikimoto, and Miyatake must come into the 21st century. The "Old School" style is fine for a guy like me that grew up in the 1980s but these young thundercats out here get real bored with slow moving anime.

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Wow, that was horrible. Only modern anime can make Mikimoto look like crap. Hey, Japanese animation studios: sell the computers and buy some talent. Yes, people actually move when they talk. Animation 101.

Kind of defeats the purpose of animating a book when the pictures don't move.

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