Posted by psgels on 13 March 2009 with categories: Tytania



Short Synopsis: Now it’s Jouslain’s turn to go after Fan Hyulick (or however he wants us to spell his name).
Episode Rating: 8/10 (Excellent)
While at first I thought that this was a relatively uneventful episode, but near the end, this series got a totally new dimension because of it. Tytania really has been a cat and mouse game with Zalish and Idris and their henchmen on one side and Fan Hyulick on the other. Jouslain? He’s just an observer. He doesn’t care at all about catching Hyulick, he only wants Tytania to thrive and takes the appropriate actions for it. He actually realizes that it’s not going to work to just kill off Hulick and get it over with. Eventually the empire will fall apart and Fan really is the perfect way to stabilize the empire by giving it a common enemy to fight at.

All his actions before probably were all done in order to get rid of the inner conflicts of the Tytania government, and something is telling me that his goal is to get rid of Zalish and Idris, in order to create a stable and unified Tytania, rather than one that’s ruled by a bunch of different people with all different ideas and ideals. that also explains why he hasn’t done anything against Ariabart: he has him on a leash right now. The guy is very weak and easy to manipulate, and for a Duke he hardly has any ideas or initiatives of his own.

Overall, the only real flaw of Tytania lies within the Fan Hyulick-storyline, in the way that the creators like to use Deus ex Machina in order to keep his plans smooth. Fortunately though, this flaw doesn’t get in the way of what makes this series good: the politics. It really has been awesome to see a series that’s fully dedicated to politics, and hardly anything else.

But seriously… there are only five episodes left… and still Lydia hasn’t done anything important.

2 Responses

  1. TJ says:

    It’s funny how Fan always seem to get the free pass out of jail. The only reason Fan and company has survived so far is because of the inner conflict between the Dukes, so it’s probably in his best interests to mess up Jouslain’s plans too.

  2. G-flux says:

    Wow, I didn’t know this was going to end in five more episodes. It seems as though this should be at least a three season series. Is this just the first season or is the five last episodes the entire story?

    Though I like it overall, many of the episodes left me disappointed up until the final confrontation with Zarlish. It was cool how they used the Honest Old Man to ultimately and literally bring him down, but it seems to me that Fan and crew would have already been wiped out if it weren’t for Jousalin. Also Fan seems weak considering he has no real reason for fighting other than his dead would be girlfriend which if you think about it is her own fault for dying and the fact that many of his plans have failed, and have gotten a lot of innocent people killed and himself captured. Lol

    I understand Jousalins’ reasoning for letting Fan escape. Governments and kingdoms in the real world all throughout history have either engineered crises, enemies, or funded the opposition to galvanize it’s people for the sake of war to control resources or to maintain an empire, so in my mind Jousalin is obviously the star of this show, and though he may come off as benevolent, he is by far the most diabolical. Fan thus far seems more like a puppet. If all it takes is a dead girl whom he barely even knew to get him riled up, then he can easily be manipulated. I personally would have preferred it if he chose to fight Tytania simply for the challenge, but the series isn’t over yet, so who knows how this will end up.

    It is interesting though, I’ve never watched anime like this before. I’d put it up there with Black Lagoon and Gantz as far as the intriguing nature of it all and it’s relation to real world politics and issues.

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