Tytania #01 — Penis Envy

October 9th, 2008


So very very Freudian…


The show starts with a hole in space opening up. From this hole, a giant penis spaceship struggles to penetrate through, and then trails bodily space fluids on its exit. From here, we move on to pretty boys manly men sitting around and having tea. Then they get uppity and kill the king’s boytoy before retiring to their chambers for more tea, wine, and a light spot of rebellion until one of their monocles drops into the earl grey and spoils the evening. Actually, I’m kidding. None of them wear monocles. They just wear tacky little half-capes.

The OP really should have warned me that this was going to be excessively foppish, but really… most of the episode was staring at men drinking tea while giant phallic spaceships went "pew pew pew." It wasn’t well animated, the art was alright I suppose (but could have used more monocles), but come on, space opera… when did fashion devolve backwards to putting men back into pantyhose? It didn’t work for Victorian France and it doesn’t work in space either. Believe it or not, there is a single female character in this episode to offset all the testasterone in tights, though she only got about 5 seconds of air time and she’ll probably be mistaken for a boy crossdressing as a girl anyway.

I think if they did go a little bit further and have monocles dropping into tea, this could be watchable just on the sheer ridiculousness factor. As it exists right now though, unless you want to see motionless ships firing lasers at eachother while men in tights with CRAZY eyebrows enjoy a fine cup of tea, I’d steer clear from this one.

Tytania OP

Posted in Anime | 11 Comments »

11 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Kadian1364 says:

    Sausage fest with signs of a potential reverse trap? Sounds like a good time.

  • Myssa Rei says:

    Hmm, from the same author that did Legend of Galactic Heroes… Not really something I’d watch week after week, but easily material for weekend marathoning.

  • anon says:

    wow, your loquacity really surprises me, whats your favorite? toradora? haruhi?

  • Anonymous says:

    You’re the kind of person that encourages companies to spew out more brain dead shows.

  • Myssa Rei says:

    Calling something brain dead is relative. I loved Mushishi, for example, yet my Literature professor (!!) found it superficial and pretentious pulp. ~_~

  • Anonymous says:

    It seems to me that you don’t know Japanese enough to understand the dialogue from the show, since all you talk about are the visual aspects of this episode.

  • Aroduc says:

    Curses. My insidious plan to critique low budget niche anime to make way for a second season of Final Fantasy Unlimited has been thwarted. And I would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you meddling kids.

  • Anonymous says:

    Well. What to expect with a name “TYTANIA” … -.-V

  • […] that’s what it’s about: fear. Obviously Tytania has lots of real power (giant, phallic spaceship power), but the Emperor is still ostensibly in charge. Ajman probably finds it useful to display […]

  • My sincere apologies for disappointing you. We’ll try and get some maid panties into the next episode.

  • Captain Jackanape says:

    Captain Tyler?! What happened to you?!