Irresponsible Captain Tylor is sure not what I expected…

Up to Episode 19. If all goes well, I’d probably be completing the show by the end of this week (also avoiding totally my Java assignment that is due soon).

I certainly didn’t expect the show to take such a serious overtone by having Tylor getting captured by the enemy and only to be saved from execution thanks to his dumb luck again. Seeing Tylor as a bard was quite the sight, and he really manages to easily throw people off with his demeanor that really makes you wonder if he’s really a fool or is he pretending to be one and saying whatever he wants using it as a guise.

Biggest surprise for me is when he gets grievously injured while protecting Azalyn-chan and falls in to a deadly coma, luckily to be saved by the stubbornness of Yuriko-san. I surely didn’t expect him to get injured that seriously considering his dumb luck, but it sure makes a big difference in defining the show as a serious drama piece than just a comedy show dependent on the antics of Tylor’s luck.

Of course, I have to touch on the crew getting imprisoned by their own allies, even to the point of them possibly getting “disposed” off by the UPSF higher-ups to settle the Tylor issue. That’s just seriously uncalled for. Good thing to see that Tylor’s dumb luck isn’t just limited to himself, Yamamoto sure was GAR when he ordered them to solo-warp right in to the middle of the enemy fleet and leaving the rest to luck.

4 Comments

  1. Ithekro Said,

    September 18, 2008 @ 3:22 am

    “William Tell Overture”
    Yes, you’ll laugh at some point.

  2. max Said,

    September 18, 2008 @ 3:35 am

    I think that ‘Irresponsible Captain Tylor’ is one of the best anime I’ve ever seen ^^.

  3. Gamen Said,

    September 18, 2008 @ 7:09 am

    What really disturbing is how similar Tylor is to Mat Cauthon from the Wheel of Time series of books, if you ignore that Mat really is a military genius and doesn’t act the fool (that often), the events of this anime are eerily similar to Mat’s part of the story. Battles won with luck, women becoming infatuated with him, being captured and becoming the toy of the enemy (future-)empress, escaping with the empress in tow, and much more, correspond so well. Alas, the similarities end at episode 22… ’cause there’s no more WoT books to compare it to.

  4. Drone Said,

    September 18, 2008 @ 7:54 am

    I think the similarities between Tylor and Mat is just a coincidence. Captain Tylor anime was based off of a book series, and the original TV run was in 93 so the books where probably made quite a bit before that. :)

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