Following on the mind-boggling ending of the TV series, I surged forth in to watching the OVA and wow, I seriously do not know what this show is trying to do. \
First off, I keep wondering how the hell did Tylor escape punishment from all the shit he does, which seriously speaking, goes against every inch of common sense that I have. Seriously.
Despite such, I do agree there is a certain “magic” in the way he does things I guess, but seriously, I can’t believe it’s being taken this far. I think Maestro has something spot on when he says Tylor is probably an incarnation of Loki. Seriously, you don’t know what the guy is thinking 100% of the time and whether he is a real genius or a bloody lucky fool.
The first OVA somehow kinda ruins the crew a bit though, when considering that just before this, they totally kicked up a huge mess by deciding to follow Tylor no matter what, but loses confidence in him as soon as they get captured which actually escalates to the point that they remove him democratically from his seat when they’re released unconditionally. Thank god he is vindicated in the end.
The same also goes for Ru Baraba Dom as well, and considering his character in the TV series, the OVA incarnation seems to be a TOTALLY different person somehow. It was really weird seeing him doing so many out-of-character things, that I wondered was he replaced by an idiot twin or something! Seriously, how could they have lost the character continuity like that? Even Shia Has felt really weird, but not substantially as much as Ru was.
Oh I really have the mention that “personal scene” between Azalyn and Tylor. I went like “Oh wow….!” myself too. They sure did a number on her. At the least she’s one of the characters I feel to have grown for the better in between the series and the OVA.
Only 8 more episodes left!