"Discussing anime is a funny thing. Though some treat it as a genre unto itself, it is simply a medium, or rather, a subset of the larger medium of animation that comes from a specific region of the globe. And though we in the West have been generally treated to many of the medium’s bona fied classics, cult favorites, and popular entries of the various genres, we have also been subjected to some of the larger duds. Just as in any other medium, for every Star Wars, there are countless artistic and commercial failures that fade away with time.
Such is the case with the 1985 feature film Odin: Photon Space Sailer Starlight (a.k.a.: Odin: Starlight Mutiny). Envisioned as the first leg of a trilogy, the film was produced by Yoshinobu Nishizaki’s West Cape Corporation as an audacious space opera. However, the film bombed at the Japanese box office, and the remaining chapters were cancelled."