Synonyms: Titania, Taitania
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2008 to Mar 26, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 6.981 (scored by 4038 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
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Sep 9, 2009
At the start of the series we are introduced to both the Tytania clan and the carefree 'protagonist', Admiral Fan Hyulick. He becomes the main target of Tytania after his insignificant forces wipe out a much larger Tytania fleet led by one of the four dukes. While fleeing from planet to planet, he meets many different people that will aid him in his escape from the galaxy's #1 treat.
The plot itself was interesting and the way they worked it out in the series was quite enjoyable to watch. The fact the story is seen from two perspectives enables you to see the thoughts of both groups instead of only getting to see one group, automatically labeling the other group as the bad guys at the same time. The fact there isn't a 'real' protagonist also supports this since you are not 'forced' to share the same thoughts as he has. There is plenty of room for considering and thinking about the motives and ideals for both groups.
The art was quite good, considering this series didn't have a big budget to work with. Aside from a few CGs and a obvious poor quality scenes I haven't found any complaints. The space battles had a nice animation that made them great to watch, the ships had a solid design and the characters looked good enough for the major part.
The soundtrack has a few things that deserve a mention here. First of all, the OP was quite surprising as it turned out to be an opera and really impressed me. Most shows go with a Jpop or another of the more common music types, but Tytania went with an opera and did a very nice job at that. The soundtrack during the show wasn't anything too special, but the 'tension' and 'battle' tracks were just the kind what this show needed. Additionally, they were played just when you think they should be, making for a more enjoyable viewing experience.
Since this series has seven main characters, it is only to be expected there isn't as much room for development. Luckily, we get to see more of the personalities on the Tytania sides through both the politics (council meetings, public relation mission to another planet eg) on their side and there is even a flashback episode showing the past of one of the four dukes. On the Hyulick side there isn't as much development, but I'll be frank and say that there isn't much that needs explanation on their side. Prior their meeting with each other they all pretty much led a normal life so I'm glad they instead focused on their characters from that onwards instead of going back in the past.
Overally Tytania was an enjoyable show for those that like space themed anime series and don't mind an interesting bit of politics mixed with an occasional space battle. Personally, it didn't get me bored for even one minute. But this may very for everyone based on their preferences. For me it was more than just enjoyable, but that is probably since I am a loyal fan of 3d space rts games like the Homeworld Series, Sins of a Solar Empire, Eve Online etc. Even if you are not like that, this show surely is interesting enough to at least give it a try.
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Jun 4, 2009
If you haven't seen the oft-compared LoGH (Legend of the Galactic Heroes) yet but intend to, and aren't sure which to watch first, I'd say Tytania is best to start with. Personally, having seen and loved LoGH beforehand, I came to Tytania in hopes of a similar show that I could enjoy. To that end, Tytania was a letdown. LoGH will make it harder to appreciate Tytania for what it is.
...And what Tytania is is a reasonably solid show, with a few notable shortcomings. I can't laud it with praise, nor can I pick it apart with criticism. It is reasonably well-made when the average quality of anime is kept in mind, even if some of the care and attention to detail we saw in LoGH was completely missing.
The first problem with Tytania is its cast of mannequins. Not only is the character development flimsy and lacking, the manner of the characters often felt cheap and one-dimensional. Nobody was terribly interesting nor seemed to have any deep humanity about them. Ironically, the most well-developed characters seemed to hold either unlikeable or unimportant roles.
There's also the trouble of realism. A lot of the things that happened in Tytania didn't make a whole lot of sense... such as a person dying from spending a couple minutes underwater (When there was no need to be there in the first place), or an unarmed man beating up hordes of men who had large guns (But didn't seem to think it appropriate to try using them). It felt that a lot of times, in terms of plot changes, the ends justified the means, even if the means made no sense at all. This contributed, along with the character problems, to the constant feeling that this story was within the world of anime; it could never transition into the real world, because things wouldn't happen this way in the real world.
My last issue with Tytania is that I feel it was poorly translated into anime form. As the original story comes from a series of novels which is still ongoing, conversion into a stand-alone story is not an altogether straightforward process. It takes some creativity to do it well. Unfortunately, I don't believe it was done well, and Tytania ended up feeling incomplete. There wasn't even a real attempt to wrap up the story. I imagine if there were another season or two to work with, it could become something of a more satisfying story; though I don't think another season is coming judging by the reception of the first.
If you're anything like me, you'll get through this show, and you may even enjoy it here and there if you can avoid being too critical. The story was there, it was just poorly realized. read more
Dec 9, 2008
I'm a big Galactic Heroes fan so when I found out Tytania was from the same writer I was excited. I wasn't disappointed, though I want it to progress to the level of LOGH.
Story: Though Tytania is currently not as deep as Legend of Galactic Heroes it still has the feel. An unstoppable force being challenged by an unexpected event. I like how the storyline is continuous. I'm sure the plot will thicken a bit more. And one important thing for some viewers these days who may have short attention spans - the plot is advancing fairly quick. Some of the LOGH "talking-heads" episodes made new(younger) viewers to LOGH turn it off.
Art: What can I say, it's beautiful. The character designer is Mikmoto, one of my favorites.
Sound: Very good. I like the opposites of the opening and closing themes. Opera for the Tytania opening and Rock-n-Roll for the rebel Hyulic.
Character: The depth of the characters still needs work, though the mysteries still exist to make you want more. At first Lydia seemed to be the comic relief, but at episode 9 we find her to be the little ripple in the water that may bring change. Hyulic, as we see, has already created change by just winning a battle he wasn't supposed to.
Enjoyment: Of course I enjoy it. From the seriousness and excitement of space combat to Zarlish arguing with his frilly younger brother or Lydia infiltrating Tytania HQ.
Overall: I think this turn into one of the best series this season. It'll sneak up on you. read more
Dec 31, 2009
I like the theme of the story and its whole concept -- Tytania ruling the whole space empire and rebels. Well, at least that was the beginning episodes... Which is why i gave it an 8, instead of a 10. The second half utterly ruined it... especially the last few episodes.... it got me totally pissed. I would explain more on this in Enjoyment(below).
The art is obviously great. The space setting and the character designs are fitting for the story --- the character design is actually better than that poster on this site. I also like the fact that the 5 Tytania family branches wears different colored clothings. However, it is unknown why Bal'ami and his father wore a different colored clothing than Ajuman, of the same family. Also, Bal'ami's clothing color actually changed in the course of the anime and that too, is unknown why. Another thing i like is the military clothing wore by the Tytanias. I am unknown why the heck all the laser beams ought be different colors in almost all those laser beam included stories, including Tytania --- I guess thats to make it clear thats theres 2 different factions at war but its kinda lame... Had there been major no cons, which i would start listing, I would certainly give the Art a 10.
There is a major con that bothered me. First, almost all the characters, including Fan Hyulick, never changed their clothings. It is understandable that the Tytania military clothings would look the same, hence no change. However, I mean wtf!, Fan Hyulick wears the same clothings as what his picture on the wanted poster. WTF! Also, now this isnt about Fan Hyulick, the nobilities that arent militaristic (ex. Teresa, Lydia, and Francia) wears the same clothing throughout the series... WTF! ok, i guess its a pain to draw new clothing everytime, but hell, this is a major con in the art! Hence the reason for the 9.
The sound is absolutely outstanding. I love the op, it fits the theme of the Tytania completely. The ed is okay but well, not that much of my taste but its okay. The bgms are though not super fancy, its fitting. The character voicings (including the narrator) are great. All the choices were very correctly made and very fitting.
The reason why i gave the character 5 is because first, there is barely any character development within the rebels --- it is utterly unknown why the hell they even exists and get along. I wouldve given that a 1 for characters had there not been the great character development within the Tytanias. Some might disagree but i must say, the Tytanias are greatly developed through their actions and dialogues. However, the rebels ,on the other hand, barely have anything interesting going out and their dialogues are not of intelligent or even serving a purpose. There are often random casts of characters being thrown in for the sake of the few episodes.
ps. I certainly hate that Fan Hyulick person. I am not against the fact that he declared his own personal war on the Tytanias due to revenge, but what I am against is at the beginning, he told Lira that even if Tytania were gone, it wont change anything. Yet, in ep 26 he tells Jouslain that he wants to see a universe without Tytania. What hypocrisy!
The first half of the series is very enjoyable. The second half, not --- it just gets me more and more pissed.
It is understandable why Ariabert lost his war in the first episode. As given by his characteristic stated by Idris --- "a coward that cannot think outside of the box." However, what is not understandable is how the hell Idris and Zarlisch lose their wars. Idris in ep 13, (spoiler warning) decided to flee from the trick that was played on him --- those fake signals by spraying something to the asteroids. Okay, this is totally wtf to me. He have a whole fleet under his control! and it is obvious enough that he should know that its a trick and that since they do not move, he can easily know which is that Honest Old Man and their fleet by seeking out the signals that moved away from the rest. I was totally wtf-ing at that scene. On to my next scene, in ep 25, honest old man was crushed by like 30 shots. Yet, miraculously, it did not explode and actually one hit and crashed the Typhoon. WTF! Typhoon is a flagship! How the hell can a single hit from some junk merchant ship do that much damage?! Not to mention how the fuck did that junk even survived all the way till ep 25?!! Ok, moving on, I was wtfing again in ep 25-26 where Zarlisch beat the crap out of like 20 rebels while lacking oxygen. I mean hell, they were wearing those oxygen masks. You can obviously see it! Why the fck dont he just grab a mask and wear it?!! It just dont make sense! It is also unknown why the hell they cant just kill Fan Hyulick! I mean sure, Zarlisch wants to please his mother. But hell, what about the other characters?! And didnt she say to bring him back the corpse when she found out that he died?! WTF?! Also, almost forgotten, on the scene where Miranda beat the crap out of that officer and eventually killing him with her whole gang escaping while being surrounded by soldiers and the soldiers didnt do a thing! and the how the hell Dr.Lee were able to hack into the impregnable jail is totally WTF to me.
Overall: I gave this an 8 because i highly enjoyed the dialogues between the Tytanias and well Lydia and etc., the music, and the art. The pacing of the story is great and all. However, the fighting is not. The rebels are overrated and the Tytanias underrated. The concept of the story is great, however, the story have gone haywire as it became non practical and non realistic at all. They are trying to make the rebels the good guys and the Tytanias bad. However, they certainly failed on that -- as it became senseless and illogical.
Dec 31, 2008
This is a series that surprised me. For one of Fall’s numerous additions into the anime genre, many were of sub par quality like Blade of the Immortal (and that’s not to say they aren’t enjoyable to watch…just not your best anime to watch if you can watch others), however, Tytania was a surprise to me. For one, I didn’t check out this series until like now, because it doesn’t receive a universal good rating from all of its viewers. Let me tell you why, its one of those slow plot, politically driven series that uses a decent amount of action but not in any abundance to satisfy the average shonen fan. Ok…now for the important things.
Story: 9/10 (excellent)
After venturing into outer space, humanity has built many planetary cities. Most of these cities were affiliated to the Interstellar Federation, and it became the biggest force in the galaxy. Therefore, people believed that the Age of the Federation would last long. However, the situation changes when a clan called "Tytania" secedes from the Federation and receives the title of Lord from the Emperor of Vardhana. Tytania obtains a victory over the Federation, and they assert that the Empire cannot exist without them. Tytania puts most of the Federal Territories under its control, and they hold hegemony in the galaxy. Meanwhile, a war begins between Euria and Tytania over their respective rights and interest. From that moment on, the galaxy enters into a tempestuous period. (Wikipedia).
The Tytania family is essentially an autocratic, despotic group of powerful nobles all of the same blood that controls nearly every other aspect of the galaxy. The emperor is a mere puppet and it isn’t until a surprise defeat by Fan Hyulic does the action really start happening… centering around the noble’s aim to preserve power and Hyulic’s flight from them.
Character: 9/10 (excellent)
The characters in this complex power struggle are pretty unique and perhaps one of the strongest parts of this series. The majority of the series center around the character of Fan Hyulic and the Tytania family, with the former being your laid back, funny, and lazy ordinary guy who possesses a keen wit and shrewdness. Not surprisingly, Fan Hyulic is voiced by the same voice actor who voices Komui Lee in D. Gray-man. The Tytania family revolves around the power ambitions of each of the four dukes who vie for power among themselves and outside. The interactions between all of them, as well as the numerous support characters present hints of romance, (just hints so far mind you), taut political intrigue, and a rooting for your favorite character.
Animation: 7/10 (decent)
For a series that came out in the Fall of 2008, it doesn’t employ the best animation. Instead it seems to use a style similar to Victorian Romance Emma, or Romeo and Juliet, and essentially, old style drawings. The space battles do see bits of CG, and the characters are decently well animated. One thing for sure, everyone looks a little on the shoujo side, with huge irises… is that a obsession I wonder?
Sound: 8/10 (Great)
Sound is pretty unique, the OP is a operatic like theme which suits the haughty nobility of the Tytania family, as Fan Hyulic doesn’t even appear here. The ED is rock which suits Fan’s rebel role in the story. Overall nothing to laud at, nothing to denounce about, Tytania’s soundtrack is very decent.
Enjoyment: 9/10 (excellent)
Of course not everyone would agree with me here, for personally, my type to watch are these slightly slow moving, puzzle putting together political strivings of each character. It makes for an intellectual watch But looking for a quick action sci fi fix would not satisfy you here. Think Gundam Wing… without the gundams.
EDIT: Now that the series is over, I have to make some adjustments. First, the story was in no way well concluded, nor were the characters fully developed. It was off to such a great start, but I admit I was disappointed in the lack of characterization that the series ultimately possessed. I really had hoped for more.
Feb 15, 2013
1) The title. It is named after one vast military organization, which is not even the good guys. In fact, they are closer to the bad guys. The story involves a lot other sides and it is quite annoying to see the whole focus being given only to the tyrants who are there to be defeated. LoGH was so much better for having a far more neutral title, and thus allowing you to see things more objective.
2) The attitude in battles. They are not serious at all when they fight. One admiral will be drinking tea like he is going on a picnic, another one will be playing around with bubblegum, the lieutenants will be laughing while going to confront the enemy, and everything surely doesn’t feel like a war drama. In LoGH you would see them all acting serious and in horror when they are losing or dying but here it’s as if they are in a damn playground.
3) The tactics in battles. Although LoGH was silly for making space wars to appear like 2D naval battles, it was still using some really funky field tactics which to the most part were excused in-story. Tytania is unfortunately using completely unrealistic tactics to the point you can’t take it seriously. For example, the first episode shows one side disguising its laser cannons to look like ships and plans to use them in a kamikaze attack while they are retreating. You have no idea how they managed to pull this off since the cannons didn’t blow up when they were being shot and the soldiers managed to escape despite being surrounded and in the same blast radius as the enemy ships. It felt completely retarded as it was based too much on magic technology rather actual intelligence.
4) The spaceships. The hand-drawn ones in LoGH lacked variety in shapes and fluid motions but were doing their job right. The 3D ones in Tytania not only look like a stupid colourful flower field but they are also shaking and moving as if they are plastic toys.
5) The production values. They are average to bad for the year the anime was made. Too many static images and low detailed faces. LoGH was decades ahead of its time and had far better animation and facial detail. It was lacking in building and spaceship decorations (of which Tytania does a fine work) but then again weird statues and curtains do not make a show any better in context. I also didn’t like the soundtrack of Tytania, since it was a mix of average ballads and forgettable j-pop. Artland is not a major anime studio but has definitely done a far better job in other anime such as Mushishi or Bokura Ga Ita.
6) The story. Not only is the pacing far slower than in LoGH, but it also stops at a point were almost nothing of its dozens of side stories has been resolved in terms of conflicts and character interactions. Unlike LoGH which had a hell of a long duration to expose everything, Tytania covers only the prelude of sorts, which is also boring to the most part. It ends in a completely unsatisfactory way and leaves its hundreds of characters undeveloped.
7) The character appeal. Although it is mostly a result of the story being left incomplete, the characters are not as charismatic as those in LoGH. They act far cartoonier and have far less meat in their personality to care about them or take them seriously. They just don’t seem to be really trying to achieve their goals and are simply acting like they are playing like children or are too bored to get serious about it. The Yang Wenli look-alike in this show for example acts like he is Tylor, which makes him more funny than cool. This is not a surprise if you know one of the directors of Tytania was also the mechanical designer of Irresponsible Captain Tylor. Another one was the director of the original Macross, of which its cast was perky but not serious. I guess they imbued the characters based on their style and the result was rather comical for a space opera.
And now for some excused scorings.
ART SECTION: 7/10
General Artwork 2/2 (interesting)
Character Figures 1/2 (generic)
Backgrounds 2/2 (very detailed)
Animation 1/2 (average)
Visual Effects 1/2 (typical)
SOUND SECTION: 6/10
Voice Acting 2/3 (rather silly but otherwise ok)
Music Themes 2/4 (average ballads, forgettable j-pop)
Sound Effects 2/3 (ok I guess)
STORY SECTION: 4/10
Premise 2/2 (interesting)
Pacing 0/2 (boring)
Complexity 2/2 (very)
Plausibility 0/2 (none)
Conclusion 0/2 (doesn’t exist)
CHARACTER SECTION: 3/10
Presence 1/2 (typical)
Personality 1/2 (generic)
Backdrop 1/2 (generic and simplistic but it’s there)
Development 0/2 (none)
Catharsis 0/2 (none)
VALUE SECTION: 2/10
Historical Value 1/3 (none, unless you consider it is made by the same guy who made LoGH)
Rewatchability 0/3 (nothing you won’t find better in LoGH)
Memorability 1/4 (a bit for not being a retarded harem or mecha)
ENJOYMENT SECTION: 2/10
Although Tytania is still an interesting series for being space opera and not some shitty harem or mecha, it is still very underwhelming and boring. It is a fine teaser for people to be reminded of LoGH (the most super awesome space opera ever made) but other than that has no replay value or reason to keep around. But hey, look at the bright side, it is still far better than that complete piece of crap called Glass Fleet, made by one of the worst studios in existence called GONZO.
VERDICT: 4/10 read more
Jan 12, 2009
Lets look at the Story first... its way too broad to finish in 26 episodes, its half way through and barely anything has taken place. The story is too wide in scope and the focus is lacking. The characters in large part are similar to the ones in LoGH where its almost mimicry. Fan Hyulick is nowhere near as likable as Yang Wen-Li however.
The main problems with the story is that its uninteresting, its about the fall of a tyrant however they do a bad job establishing Tytania as such a fearsome power. Tytania seems to be full of bumbling fools who cant even catch one man. It makes it hard to take them seriously. Especially in Episode 13 which is why I am giving such a harsh review.
The story is not clever in the slightest drags on way too long and keeps the audience from being engaged in caring about the characters or what will happen. Id say that the story to the halfway point is a complete failure and thats why I give it the score of 4.
Art - Its good, everything is fairly well drawn and animated and the main characters art style is memorable for the most part. There definitely aren't any complaints here although to be honest the battle scenes are pretty dull and boring to watch.
Sound - Good voice acting and the effects are serviceable, gave it an 8 as its pretty good. The music is so-so which keeps it from being a 9 or a 10.
LoGH had much better music as well as better voice acting.
Character - Well the character animation is good, however the characters themselves are just mimicry of LoGH for the most part. Not to mention most of the characters are unlikable with the exception of maybe Duke Jouslain you end up thinking most of them just plain suck or are 2 dimensional.
I think one of the problems here is that the author rips himself off from his previous work (LoGH) way too much especially in terms of characters as they almost fit the stereotypes from that anime to a T.
Enjoyment - Rather meaningless score, im watching it since I love space opera but to date am extremely disappointed with what has been presented to me. Perhaps if I hadn't watched LoGH I would enjoy it a lot more, and its not to say LOGH did not have its problems (the earth cult and terrorism were just ridiculous in that anime, not to mention the last 30 episodes sucked) However I just cant shake the feeling that Ive seen this before and it was done much better than this. Take away the improved visuals and its a step back in every way shape and form.
Overall - I wanted to like this, I really did give it a fair chance (up until episode 13 I rated it overall an 8) but that was me being optimistic it could still get better. Episode 13 proved me entirely wrong by just having huge flaws in logic, the rare battle scenes being extremely static and boring to watch (it took 15 ships way way too long just to sink 1 ship) The intrigue is just not there. Tytania seems to make inept decisions and use bad strategy and logic time and time again you wonder more how they ever got to be so supposedly powerful.
You have to turn your brain off to accept that a group like Tytania got to be so powerful when they cant seem to do ANYTHING right. I could take Tytania down with a slingshot and a ball of string with how pathetic they are. The fact that Fan Hyulick is completely lame takes away any satisfaction at his success. He also doesn't portray being particularly intelligent. At least they do a bad job of making him out to be some genius. Its just extremely hard to find yourself caring in the end.
I suggest watching Legend of Galactic Heroes over Tytania, but if you are going to watch both, watch Tytania first. If you see Tytania after LoGH you will end up extremely dissatisfied with your experience. read more
Dec 5, 2010
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Nov 29, 2008
It had been a long time since I had seen a true sci-fi ship-toting anime, so I decided to give this one a try. I actually had to stop at one episode, simply because I was laughing at it so hard it hurt to watch any more. I have a small attention span (I have dropped a good half of the animes I have ever seen), but this is the one that was so below my expectations that I gave it a 1.
This is simply because it was so much of an anti-parody that it made me burst in to tears and laughter simultaneously. It reminded me of the episode of Suzumiya Haruhi when they were playing the Computer Club's "Day of The Sagittarius III". It seemed almost as if they were doing an anti-parody of the genre, but just made the parodies that much more funny.
On a more direct note, the story itself seemed convoluted and full of so many cliched plots that it was a simple front for pretty boys aimlessly attacking each other. Essentially, there is a mega-empire that is planning on taking over all of the universe. Enter the small little courageous planet that beats the odds and manages to fight back against the big bad empire. I'm assuming it continues with a multitude of long and drawn out battles... There was a 'political intruge' side of things that some fans might enjoy, but it wasn't for me, !based on the obvious protagonist/antagonist relationships! (the exclamations marks frame my edit on 12/6/08)
The art is very beautiful- one thing I thought it was lacking was a uniqueness in colour scheme, character design, or facial structure, but seriously, gorgeous. Generic art done to perfection.
It fits the story and art- very generic epic, but well chosen in its own way.
The reactions of the mega-empire to the resistance were so ridiculous and generic that I couldn't handle it. Half the characters = pompous mega-empire, the other half = insurgent resistance. Wasn't really much of a unique character in the bunch from what I could tell. This is probably where this anime fell short to the extreme, but also where watching long-term would give a better look into this. Hence the question mark.
Kind of obvious by the above. I don't really believe laughing AT something would be truly considered enjoyment.
I think I have stated my case for this one. read more
Apr 27, 2013
One of the best things about Tytania is it's a great anime to re-watch. There are a lot of animes that you watch the first time and you think were fantastic then you re-watch them and you don't even get half of the enjoyment out of them, Tytania isn't one of them. I've re-watched the whole anime start to finish over 10 times since it first aired and I'm currently re-watching it again. For the re-watchability (if that's even a real word) both the enjoyment and overall get a boost in score from me.
I'm going to take part of a previous review and explain a few things. I know it says not to but I feel that it's important to the realism of the story. There is also a spoiler alert and an ending to it if you wish to skip it. These are my thoughts so I thought I should have them in the review.
"The first problem with Tytania is its cast of mannequins. Not only is the character development flimsy and lacking, the manner of the characters often felt cheap and one-dimensional. Nobody was terribly interesting nor seemed to have any deep humanity about them. Ironically, the most well-developed characters seemed to hold either unlikeable or unimportant roles.
There's also the trouble of realism. A lot of the things that happened in Tytania didn't make a whole lot of sense... such as a person dying from spending a couple minutes underwater (When there was no need to be there in the first place), or an unarmed man beating up hordes of men who had large guns (But didn't seem to think it appropriate to try using them)."
Tytania is more or less meant to be the prologue of the story that was a space opera. If you take into account that it was meant to be a prologue then the fact that the characters aren't fully formed by the end makes sense. Since the characters that died or were unlikeable or had unimportant roles were developed the same way. Those that were unlikeable may have changed later and those who seemed not to have important roles might have played a major part later on.
It also mentioned that some things don't make sense and I would like to explain a few things
The person who dies after spending a couple of minutes underwater isn't realism apparently however I know I cannot hold my breath for minutes while fighting someone in water filled with carnivorous fish...or whatever they're meant to me...some sore of freaky eel like thing... and the reason she was in the water was to save the main character from being captured.
The reason the unarmed man was beating up people with guns and not being shot at was because he was underground in caves filled with carbon dioxide and they didn't want to kill Zarlish only capture him. Considering most of his men had already passed out from the lack of oxygen and he was barely on his feet I believe it was a realistic tactic. When they realized they couldn't capture him alive only then did they kill him
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This story was meant to continue and unfortunately has not and appears not to have plans to continue as an anime, however given that this was just the prologue to the story I believe it was amazing. It also gave me a craving to play a videogame where you can upgrade your ship, weapons, armor, type, inside...the reason was the bar in the main characters ship. I know that's weird but this anime makes you think and wonder about so many different things that it's impossible not to think about it. Frankly it's not the best anime I've seen and it's not even complete, but it's a great anime that I intend to watch over and over.