Distribution Rights: Right Stuf, Inc.
|Irresponsible Captain Tylor: Tylor's War (OVA)|
Alternate Title: Irresponsible Captain Tylor: An Exceptional
Description: The crew of the Soyokaze is
back to face a new challenge. It seems Raalgon hasn't
given up the war effort they lost in the TV series, and
with the invention of a new weapon of mass destruction,
there is a distinct possibility of a return to combat.
| Reviewer #1: Clyde Adams
Episodes reviewed: 1-2,
is a very good, rewarding, dramatic story, highly recommended.
Viewers should probably expose themselves to the TV series
first to get some grounding in the characters. The art is
outstanding, and the character designs are the same as in the
TV series. The music (by Kenji Kawai, who did the score for
the TV series also) is first-rate.
The story takes place after the events in the
Irresponsible Captain Tylor TV series. The Rarlgon
empire has developed a new secret weapon which may provoke a
new war. The story is not what might be expected: it is slow
paced, cerebral, thought-provoking, with little action and
less comedy. The feelings of Tylor and the empress Azaling for
each other, the feelings of Dom for Azaling(!), and especially
the feelings of Tylor's crew for Tylor, are highlighted. The
story leads us to ask ourselves questions about unconditional
love and unconditional trust.
| Reviewer #2: Mariela
Episodes reviewed: 1-2,
||OVA and movie
continuations of TV series tend to be rather disappointing,
frequently rushed and seemingly ill-thought out.
Exceptional Episode seems to be the exception (no pun
intended). Its actually resolves several issues left
unanswered at the end of the TV series, and isn't afraid to
get darker in order to realistically do that. However, unlike
some other continuations, it emerges from the darkness at the
end, staying true to the spirit of Tylor.
There are moments when watching it you begin to wonder
where the comedy went, and yes, some of the characters (Dom in
particular) seem to have drifted from their TV personalities,
but there are valid story reasons for these changes. Brining
about the end of a war means many sacrifices, and the cast
learns this lesson well, particularly Azalyn (Note: My parents
win, I was forced to watch Roman Holiday thanks to
Excellent drama, and though not the laugh riot the TV
series is, comedy has not been forgotten. Plus some more
insight into what is truly important to Tylor (rather
surprising!) This series is required viewing for anyone who
enjoyed the TV series.