Ever since I'm a big sci-fi fan, I have been watching shows that has aliens and UFOs and laser beams. But this sci-fi series got me hooked and I was amazed by the storyline and the characters of the show. This show contains politics just like Battlestar Galactica. But at least the good thing is that there are no alien creatures in this series. Instead of actual aliens, we have two human factions fighting in a neverending war. It's like Star Wars sort of between the Rebellion and the Empire.
First off, the storyline is better than a regular sci-fi storyline dealing with aliens. The characters, the betrayals, and friendship, including politics are all shown here. People may find this series boring since there is a lot of history background happening in several episodes. But it shows how this war between the two factions started. I may not be too much into history and politics, but I was interested to see how it began. Some of you may know that the scenes does contain violence which may not be for young viewers. But this series is aimed for adults. The other reason would be that the young viewers may find hard to understand what's going on since this is a war and political show. So I recommend that not to watch this show if you find this series boring or misunderstanding.
The music is well done in the opening and ending. Some of you may not be into opera-type music but it does actually fit into the series and it's good.
The characters are amazing to see and the interactions between them. We see the two main characters, Reinhard von Lohengramm and Yang Wen-Li playing a major role in this war. If you have seen this series, I should tell you that Yang Wen-Li is a smart character. You may think he's not that smart due to his laziness. But he does have tactical skills and advantage over Reinhard and his Galactic Empire. You'll be surpised to see what Yang Wen-Li has in store for Reinhard. Reinhard, on the other hand is also a smart character but finds himself failing in tactical situations against Yang. But there are several episodes where Reinhard wins the battle.
The animation looks pretty old, but it is well done. I'll say this that I like old type animated series. The character animation fits well perfectly as any other classic series.
Overall, this classic series is great. This series is not only for sci-fi fans but it's also for fans who loves anime. Apparantly, this series may be boring for you, but it delivers the action, a good story, and an exciting adventure.