5000 years ago, the Triton Family was living peacefully in Atlantis until the Poseidon Family destroyed them all. Triton, of the Triton Family line, embarks on an adventurous life in the sea fighting the Poseidon Family.
I feel like I'm being very generous since it has the classic "Beat every mini-boss guy you see" set up. The ending was weird and it doesn't really explain anything. Triton the main character is accompanied by a weird dolphin with a check mark shaped tattoo and is trying to defeat this bad guy who supposedly killed his clan.
Every "mini-boss" has his (or her) own aquatic animal they use to beat Triton. They usually stump him for twenty seconds and then Triton comes up with the "most genius" solutions ever. The series repeats this about all the way to the end. Even the final
boss didn't even seem that difficult to beat up.
Considering it being a old anime the art looks faded. The water looks like it's a solid object. The underwater scenes are decent. The "mini-bosses" have a cheesy design. They would always use the super buff bad guy or the witch-like bad woman.
The OST sounds old. If you actually know what the guy is singing about it stupid. If you didn't its actually pretty decent. It's the kind of thing where you think it's suppose to be stupid, but it's actually cool. the quality of the sound itself is smooth (In the DVD version at least), but some of the voices of the characters can get really annoying sometimes.
In general, most people in this generation won't even look at this anime. They got cooler stuff like Sword Art Online. It kept me hooked since it gave me an nostalgic feeling. I believe it's hard for other people to enjoy and I really don't recommend this kind of anime if your into stuff like SAO. This action level is pretty much lower compared to Power Rangers.
I have the actual DVD in Japanese. So if any of the sound or art summary are worse than what I say it's probably, because the people recorded it with poor quality.
This anime was chosen for two reasons: one, there wasn't a lot of anime that came out during this year; two, this was Tomino's directorial debut. Tomino is the guy that brought us Mobile Suit Gundam.
Triton, based on the art work looks pretty standard for its time... like they were just discovering color pallets and water colors. The only release available is mostly Chinese bootlegs or streaming, or at least all I could find. I ended up watching this on YouTube in Italian with horrible German subtitles. The audio isn't very good either. I even heard a creature make the old Godzilla roar.
The story isn't
all that special and therefore neither is the anime. Triton is an orphan who grows up in a human village because his fish-people clan was murdered by Poseidon. He finds out he isn't human, the village is attacked by a sea monster, and then he leaves to spare the village that outcasts him.
Each episode is much like the first.. Triton mad. Triton fights random fish monster sent by Poseidon. Triton somehow wins by 9 year old genius. Next episode.
Sure we learn a little about Triton's past, and he and his dolphin buddy meet a mermaid who also survived the fish-people genocide. There is even some pretty violent scenes such as narwahls spearing their seal friends to death and rocks falling on giant creature to smash them to a bloody mess.
All in all, this is an anime that isn't even worth a search nor a short screening. I made it 6 episodes before I finally had enough.