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The Irresponsible Captain Tylor TV Series (Ultra Edition)

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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)


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  • Format: Animated, Box set, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Right Stuf
  • DVD Release Date: July 5, 2005
  • Run Time: 948 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009MAPE0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #428,359 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Box Set Ever February 21, 2006
Format:DVD
This review is not about the series in general. Chances are, anyone who is interested in this product knows a great deal about the series; how good Irresponsible Captain Tylor is, and how legendary it has become as one of the defining series in anime. I will say that this series was good enough for me to watch episodea entirely in Japanese, without knowing a word of what they were saying because the International Channel didn't have subtitles.

No, this review is about the box set. And boy is it one heck of a set indeed. Not only does it come with the entire TV series on four DVDs, but it has the original soundtrack for the TV series, two supplemental material discs, which adds to what already comes on the series discs (when added together, the total viewing time is over fifteen hours), and two hardback books, one being the first volume of a novella--the second half of this is in the OVA Ultimate Collection, which I also highly recommend--and a book of production material and facts about Irresponsible Captain Tylor and its creators. All of this comes in a sturdy box about the height of a CD but about eight-times thick, and each separate item comes in its own pack. And for less than a hundred bucks.

This is just not a box set that should be missed, especially if you're a fan of Irresponsible Captain Tylor, or of anime in general. The value, the content, and the quality put into making this product is apparent, and though the size of the box may throw some people off, you'll quickly get used to this. In fact, I'll bet you'll start wishing that every box set came as cram-packed as this one. And if you get this, I highly recommend also purchasing the OVA Ultimate Collection.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful Space Opera Spoof August 23, 2009
Format:DVD
Irresponsible Captain Tylor captures the best elements of classic science fiction humor with some unusual twists. The traditional elements include the crew of misfits in a battered old destroyer, who (in spite of the odds) survive and frequently triumph over the alien forces and their own somewhat unscrupulous military high command. Irresponsible Captain Tylor provides its unique spin on this sub-genre in the form of Captain Tylor -- young (age 20) with his entire military background consisting of a short stint in the military pension office. The surprisingly well developed and generally sympathetic elf-like aliens wonder whether Tylor is a genius or an idiot. Tylor's crew of misfits in the destroyer Soyokaze decide that while he doesn't embody many (or any) military virtues, he is fun to have around. Tylor is warm-hearted but also magnificently irresponsible.

The series of 26 episodes has a well connected trajectory. Only a few episodes contain pointless filer. Fortunately, the writers left the question "Is Tylor a hidden genius, a lucky idiot, or (perhaps) a bit of both?" unresolved. The result is a surprisingly satifying conclusion.

In the finest tradition of space opera, the laws of phyics are cheerfully ignored. My personal favorite is the flag waiving on the bows of the destroyer Soyokaze in deep space. (The emblem on the flag appears to be a tomato.)

The music is pleasing, with a mix of cheery pop and light jazz. One later episode contains a lengthy space battle choreographed to classical music that is a tour de force.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it to the end November 13, 2011
Format:DVD
While I was watching the show I felt like the episodes are somehow connected to each other like no other anime series. In most series what happens in one episode stays in that episode or remembered via flashbacks. In Captain Tylor characters actually talk about past adventures or mention how their captain behaved in some certain situation, making the 26-episode series a whole.

The characters are well drawn and developed during the series. Almost all of the minor characters contribute to the story, some do feel very cliche but likeable nonetheless.

I also loved the animation style, its definely old-school, none of that CGI crap. Not that I'm against it but I have seen some CGI stuff terribly gone wrong, or wasted on crappy subject matter. The ships and the characters are very well designed. The Soyokaze, Captain Tylors ship, looks like a WW2 u-boat, has that nostalgic look.

On a minor note, this series and the movie "Down Periscope" has a lot in common. Coincidence, I can't be sure. But if you liked one of them you will love the other.

Finally, before I forget, I have seen many, many animes and this series has one of the best endings I have seen, loved it, definetly. I highly recommend it for the core anime fans.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate DVD edition May 14, 2005
Format:DVD
The RightStuf International, Inc. released the following specs for the Ultra Edition.

"The special Limited Edition will include: all four Irresponsible Captain Tylor TV Series DVDs; the Irresponsible Captain Tylor TV CD Soundtrack "Sentehisshou", complete with printed romaji lyrics; 2 DVDs (almost five hours' worth!) of Japanese interviews and extras related to the Tylor TV series; a 32 page novella follow-up to the series written by the original creator of Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Hitoshi Yoshioka; and a 64 page booklet filled with artwork, interviews, and tidbits of trivia from the Tylor universe! And to top it all off, the whole set will be released in a sturdy, high-quality, fully telescopic artbox!"
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Thoughtful
Funny while making you think about the Irresponsible Captain Tylor and what is really, if anything, going on in his head.
Published 12 days ago by William Blumberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillance and stupidity, no one knows which this captain is!
Contain Tylor and crew are amazing to watch their personalities shine and always push on you, from the marines fighting the only fly boy, and the captain ether endless luck or his... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Myles Dickson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
The voices and picture was great. I recommend the series. A great addition to any anime fans. I love this series.
Published 14 months ago by Graydon
3.0 out of 5 stars While Not A Bad Series Not Exactly Memorable Either
The first and utmost about the series is that while it isn't horribly bland or has a bad storyline or characters is that it feels a little too toned down somewhat with both its... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Rich(Anime&Games Will Always Prevail!)
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Best Anime Series Ever!
A fun SF adventure anime series through and through. An anime series with engaging characters, a great story, drama, and comedy -- and also with one of the coolest endings ever! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kodi Kodai
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sci-fi!
My wife made me watch this show. I ended up really liking it. It is definitely from the 90's in terms of quality etc. Read more
Published 19 months ago by ORFF
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Comedy series set in outer space
This show is akin to Futurama over here, except this is what would happen if Fry was made captain of a space cruiser (ironically, the battle cruiser is called "The Calm Breeze")! Read more
Published 20 months ago by L'Etranger
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny
My 17 year old son says this anime is "brilliant and funny - one of the best animes I've ever seen"
Published 22 months ago by cyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Captain Tylor- Just Right
This DVD collection was purchased for my sister's Christmas present. This series arrived before estimated date. Read more
Published on January 3, 2012 by lilmarie45
5.0 out of 5 stars Best reason for join the military ever.
I love this show and is easily in my top 10 best ever. Came in great condition for a low cost and I would/ am recommending this to anyone and everyone.
Published on February 5, 2011 by Adam Zikes
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