Anime Review: The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
Reviewer: Olen Bjorgo
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I’m here to… wait, that holiday is over? Oh. Um… oh, right! April’s Fools! I knew March was over. I’m just messing with you! …That’s over too, isn’t it? Is it Easter? Wait… it’s May?! I missed so many holidays ripe with good stuff to show off! Maybe! Kind of! I have been pretty negligent for the past couple months. You might even say… irresponsible. Yeah… yeah! That’s it! I’ll review The Irresponsible Captain Tylor!
Now I could present you a fairly detailed plot summary of this show, like I do with anything I review, but really, I think I can summarize this show’s entire plot into one sentence: a futuristic Space Japan fights a bunch of alien Space Elves while we follow a magnificent bastard’s motley crew of societal rejects, winning major battles by strokes of insane impossibilities of chance or maybe not. If that doesn’t sell you, could you at least please read the rest of this article? It has been a while.
“Do it for me?”
If you’re the sort of person who likes watching anime from the 1990s, then you’re in for a fun little treat. The opening is a mixture of traditional animation of the main character and cast as well as rotoscoping of some woman and film equipment. Why? Well who am I to question styles from twenty years ago. It looks nice and impressive, and just really gets you vested for a good time. But as for the actual show itself? For being old enough to drink, the show holds up pretty well. The animation does have its occasional hiccups, and a sharp eye will see the noticeable tricks used to save money, but they’re not in high enough amounts to cheapen the show’s overall quality.
The audio for this show is also pretty great. The show is ultimately a comedy through and through, so the music will be pretty upbeat and fun. However, this means that the few serious tracks there are will signal a pretty marked tone change. However, the audio is still fairly generic except for one notable track, which I consider to be Captain Tylor’s theme; a jaunty tune that normally plays whenever things go in his favor when they really, really should not, but they do, and someone else is the one who gets what was initially coming to him. And since this is a show about a war in space, rest assured that space is noisy, explosive, and all sorts of inaccurate. To be fair, you’re also watching a show that has a future that still uses video tapes, so no nitpicking.
Dodging logistics like a sir since 1993.
The fact that many consider this show to be a comedic space opera isn’t too far from
the mark. To me, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor is what I imagine the story of Gene
Starwind from Outlaw Star would be like if he decided to join the Space Forces rather
than become an Outlaw. The over-
The dubbing and acting for this show is one part nostalgia-
I can’t help but feel like this show is less of a hidden gem, but more of a cult
classic since it seems like the more I tell people about this show, the more I discover
that people have heard of it or have watched it. I’ve said time and again that this
show is a fun experience, and I truly think that it’s worth watching with a group
of friends. And with twenty-
Atmosphere & Experience: 7
It’s okay, Atty. We forgive you. Can’t speak for those space elves, though.
Director: Koichi Mashimo
Producer: Tatsunoko Production
Studio: Tatsunoko Production
Release Date (N.A.): Oct 21, 1997
Release Date (JP): Jan 25, 1993
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