[[caption-width-right:210:Before the fall.]]

''Tytania'' is a Japanese series of novels written by author Creator/YoshikiTanaka with illustrations by Katsumi Michihara. Formerly published by Tokuma Shoten, now currently under publication by Creator/SquareEnix. With the first edition to the series published in 1988, the series has yet to be completed with the latest novel published in 1991.

The series has been adapted to a shōnen {{manga}} also written by Yoshiki Tanaka and illustrated by Gantetsu. Published by Kodansha in Monthly Shōnen Sirius magazine, it was first put to print on March 26th, 2008 and is ongoing.

An {{anime}} was also adapted from the work written by Ken'ichi Kanamaki and directed by Noboru Ishiguro for Artland studio and premiering in the Creator/{{NHK}}-BS2 network. The anime originally ran from October 9th, 2008 to March 26th, 2009, with a total of 26 episodes. [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,65/catid,4/func,view/id,51291/ Tytania]] is currently available in North America via the Creator/AnimeNetwork's [[http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Tytania/Watch online player]].

The story of all incarnations of the work are set in a future where humans have spread their influence to many planets. [[TheEmpire The Empire of Valdana]] is under the control of the wealthy and powerful Tytania clan, having forged its influence through intimidation and economic might. In the year 446, the Tytania clan dispatches a large fleet to make an example of the planetary city-state Euriya; surprisingly Euriya decides to resist, and wins. This sets in motion a series of rebellions poised to topple the influence of the Tytania-controlled Empire of Valdana.

* [[BigBad Lord Ajumarn Tytania]] is the current “Landless Clanner” (Landless King), and heads the formidable family with [[FourIsDeath four]] young Tytania dukes.
** [[DarkChick Duke Ariabert]]: The [[ButtMonkey fall guy]] of the four.
** [[TheDragon Duke Jusran]]: "[[BrilliantButLazy If I become leader, it means the clan is in serious trouble.]]"
** [[TheBrute Duke Zarlish]]: The [[AndManGrewProud proud]] and [[KnightTemplar stalwart]] of the four dukes.
*** Alses Tytania: {{Bishonen}} brother of Zarlish, ReassignedToAntarctica.
*** Telyza Tytania: [[EvilMatriarch Mother]] of Zarlish and Alses.
** [[TheEvilGenius Duke Idrice]]: The Chessmaster of the quartet.
* Other royalty:
** Elwin and the Duchess Laetitia, his UnluckyChildhoodFriend.
** Estolardo Tytania: step brother of Ajumarn, considers himself to be better suited to be the Lord Clanner.
** Balimi: Son of Estolardo, hostage.
** [[WellExcuseMePrincess Princess Lydia]] of the Kingdom of Elving: Voluntary hostage. Future LadyOfWar.
* Resistance fighters:
** Fan Hyulick: an almost [[Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor irresponsible]] general.
** Lira Florenz: ActionGirl and Fan's LoveInterest.
** Miranda: [[TheCaptain Captain]] of the ship "Honest Old Man".
!!''Tytania'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AccidentalMisnaming: Alses never gets Fan's surname right, and keeps calling him "Hyuren".
* AnyoneCanDie
* AppealToForce: Duke Zarlish's solution to the jurisdictional dispute with Esterl.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Alses]]
* AxCrazy: Tereza Tytania after [[spoiler:Alses dies]].
* BeamSpam
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Belami might look like a courteous, respectful, and soft-spoken young man but do not insult his father.
* BigBadWannabe: Estrade Tytania is not the [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] he thinks he is. [[spoiler: He was actually being set up to rebel by Jusran, who knew all about his ambitions and wanted his co-conspirators out of the way before he could make the GambitPileup worse. Even his death was just a side effect of everything going on.]]
* BigFancyHouse: Uranibolg ("Castle in Heaven")
* {{Bishonen}}: The vast majority of the male cast. (It's the art style.)
* CasanovaWannabe: Radomorz, though less humorous than many; he thinks that all women are his property by right and doesn't really care about their opinions on the subject.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Fan and Alses motives for revenge in episode 12 has shades of this.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Captain of the Honest Old Man who apparently is known only as captain.
* GalacticSuperpower: The Empire of Valdana originally.
* GlassCannon: The weapons Fan uses to win his first battle. Massively powerful space guns... which are only good for one shot, as they explode after firing.
* GrayAndGreyMorality: Tytania, by and large, aren't all that bad as [[TheEmpire empires]] go, and Fan is an AntiHero who only goes after them when [[ItsPersonal it gets personal]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Radomorz Tytania.
* JurisdictionFriction: The Esterl government steals Fan Hyulick out from under Tytania's nose and holds him prisoner because Esterl City is their jurisdiction, not Tytania's, leading to a political circus.
* NeverFoundTheBody: When Fan Hyulick is presumed dead, ''everyone'' (except Zarlish) [[GenreSavvy wants to see the remains before they count him out]]. [[spoiler: He's alive.]]
* NGOSuperpower: The Tytania clan is essentially the de facto rulers of the Empire of Valdana, is extremely wealthy and even own private armies; yet it does not personally own any fiefdoms. Hence the moniker "Landless Lord" for Lord Ajumarn.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: In show of defiance and without permission from the Clan Lord and the other Dukes, Zarlish takes a large fleet of ships from Estahlto Cronos to take Fan back to the crystal palace to be executed.
* OldShame: InUniverse, Ariabert's loss at the "Battle of Cerberus" became this for him. Though in later episodes this is downplayed.
* PyrrhicVictory: Fan Hyulick's first victory. Even though his DefensiveFeintTrap destroys the entire enemy fleet, it has to rely on his own getting almost totally destroyed as well so a few of them can escape before the highly destructive {{Glass Cannon}}s destroy everything.
* ScarpiaUltimatum: Reversed; Lira climbs on top of Fan in the middle of the night to recruit him for LaResistance, but he isn't up for it.
* SmugSnake: Idrice Tytania, so much.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Most of the names have multiple possible spellings, especially with the sheer number of Ls and Rs.
* SpringtimeForHitler: Fan Hyulick was supposed to put up token resistance then surrender, not to defeat the mighty Tytania.
* StaringDownCthulhu: President Albert Kanack of Esterl. He will not submit to force of arms, and will not just hand over Fan Hyulick to Duke Zarlish without the proper forms being filled out, even if Zarlish's fleet has control over his planet's orbital space.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Since the series is half over and the hero is still moping around the galaxy, this is done to [[spoiler:Lira]] to get him up and moving.
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: The supposed A-plot, Fan Hyulick's rebellion against Tytania, is essentially a sideshow to the power struggle within the Tytania family.
* UglyGuyHotWife: The Captain & Miranda is a somewhat inverted version of this trope.
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:Bertheir]]