This simply has to get licensed. We have a solid, meat-and-potatoes fantasy adventure story, a glorious score by Nobuo Uematsu of Final Fantasy fame, and lush artwork and animation that demands your full attention. No doubt as the journey goes on the twins will grow up and become more self-sufficient, and the odd mysteries surrounding Guin will slowly reveal themselves. I have particular hope that Remus will eventually develop into more of a man, given how many times he needed a helping hand in the first episode. Rinda is definitely the adult twin.
Guin's introduction was spectacular, by the way. As Rinda says, he truly did fight "like a God."
If you care anything for fantasy, you have no good reason to overlook this one. Serious fans of the genre may see familiar ground, but the sad fact is that for some reason there is not a lot of top-quality animated fantasy. So, animation fans should sit up and take notice. I'd say that this is shaping up to be the best animated fantasy to come along since the Record of Lodoss War OVA, and it could even join the ranks of that and the Rankin-Bass classics (The Last Unicorn and Flight of Dragons, specifically) in terms of quality.
I would suggest that it's not the medium, but the quality of perception and expression, that determines the significance of art. But what would a cartoonist know? -Bill Watterson