Unburdened by delusions of grandeur, Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince concentrates on building a strong, emotional core in a story that you may have seen or heard before. The series explores an ongoing war through the eyes of Failure Five (also known as Team Rabbits), a group of teenagers genetically engineered to live in space and fight the alien race, Wulguru.
The juxtaposition of innocent youth with chaotic war is a familiar theme in anime, we’ve seen it tackled countless times. The remarkable thing about Majestic Prince is that the series’ wears its heart on its sleeve but successfully restrains itself from being too sentimental or angst-filled. I suspect this is because the light hearted parts of the series are effective at providing the balance this series needs.