About THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR TV Series
Justy Ueki Tylor had his life all planned out: join the military, get a cushy desk job, and then retire with a big fat pension check. The perfect plan... until he wandered into a hostage situation and somehow managed to save an Admiral! Now Tylor - a man who wouldn't know what discipline was if it bit him in the backside - has been made Captain of the space cruiser Soyokaze. The crew of this run-down ship is the craziest, rag-tag team of misfits you're ever likely to see, and they're not too fond of their complacent new leader. But they better learn to work together, because they're about to go head to head with the mighty Raalgon Empire. For better or for worse, the Earth's fate has been placed in the hands of a man who's either a total idiot - or an absolute genius! Contains the complete 26-episode TV series with remastered video from the Japanese DVD release!
This new set repackages the entire 26-episode Tylor television series - featuring the remastered video from the Japanese home video release and previous Nozomi release – with English audio, Japanese audio, English subtitles and on-screen translations, and on-disc extras.
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor is based upon a series of novels by Hitoshi Yoshioka and features direction by Koichi Mashimo (Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Noir, Sorcerer Hunters), with production by Big West (Macross, Macross Frontier), d-rights (El Cazador de la Bruja, Gun X Sword) and Tatsunoko Production (Gatchaman, Casshern Sins). The English dub stars Crispin Freeman as "Captain Justy Ueki Tylor," Lisa Ortiz as "Azalyn," Rachael Lillis as "Yuriko Star," Carol Jacobanis as "Harumi Nakagawa," David Brimmer as "Lt. Makato Yamamoto" and Veronica Taylor as "Shia Has."
About Irresponsible Captain Tylor OVA Series
Six long months have passed. The Raalgon Empire has developed a horrible new type of weapon, and Tylor has been charged with the duty of intercepting them as it is being transported. But when all that could go wrong, does go wrong, the crew members of the Soyokaze find themselves at the mercy of their enemies. As the hours tick down toward their execution, the crew wonders: Has their irresponsible captain misled them? Or is this all a part of some greater strategy? Contains the complete 10-episode OVA series!
Completely remastered video from the Japanese DVD release! Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for English and Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: Liner notes, The Undefeated Soyokaze, 13 music videos, U.S. trailer and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.
Irresponsible Captain Tylor OVA Series DVD Collection (Remastered)
Right Stuf's Nozomi Ent. Announces THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR OVA Series For September 2013
Right Stuf and its Nozomi Entertainment division announced The Irresponsible Captain Tylor OVA Series will be released on September 3, 2013. This new Litebox-style DVD re-release will contain the entire 10-episode OVA series with remastered video from the Japanese home video release, English audio, Japanese audio, English subtitles and on-screen translations, and on-disc extras.
Value-Priced Re-Release of THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR TV Series for July 2013
March 13, 2013: Our favorite captain is back in action! Right Stuf and Nozomi Ent announced THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR Complete TV Series DVD set will be available on July 9, 2013. This new set repackages the entire 26-episode Tylor television series - featuring the remastered video from the Japanese home video release and previous Nozomi release - with English audio, Japanese audio, English subtitles and on-screen translations, and on-disc extras. (For a value conscious price!) Reserve your copy today!
Tylor on YouTube!
July 27, 2010: Our very own Irresponsible Captain is now streaming on YouTube! If you haven't had a chance to check out the remaster be sure to stop by:The first two episodes are already live and two new episodes are cycled into the rotation every two weeks! Check out the Nozomi/YouTube programming schedule for specific launch dates!
Tylor L.E. Lithograph Announced for June 2010!
May 6, 2010: You voted! We listened! We're excited to announce THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR Limited-Edition Lithograph: "Irresponsible Rendezvous" will be available on June 1, 2010! Selected via a public vote held in late 2009, the artwork depicts Captain Justy Ueki Tylor and his lieutenant commander, Yuriko Star, during one of the series' more pensive moments. Each print will measure 16 by 20 inches and include a certificate of authenticity. Only 250 total prints of THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR: "Irresponsible Rendezvous" will be made, so pre-ordering is strongly suggested.
Vote for Your Favorite Work of TYLOR Art!
November 25, 2009: We're pleased to announce plans to release lithographs featuring art from The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, but first we want to hear from YOU, the fans! Click here to go to the Anime Today forums and cast your vote for your favorite work of art -- before 6 p.m. CST on Friday, December 11, 2009!
TYLOR OVA Series Remastered DVD Collection for July 2009
April 8, 2009: We're pleased to announce The Irresponsible Captain Tylor TV Series Remastered DVD Collection will be released on July 28, 2009. The new, thinpak-style box set will include the entire 10-episode OVA series and feature remastered video footage from the Japanese DVD release, as well as "soft" subtitles for on-screen text.
TYLOR TV Series Remastered DVD Collection for May 2009
March 10, 2009: We're very pleased to announce The Irresponsible Captain Tylor TV Series Remastered DVD Collection will be available on May 26, 2009! As its name suggests, it will include the complete 26-episode TV series -- with remastered video from the Japanese DVD release -- as well as soft subtitles. (This release also marks the first time the series will be available to North American audiences with the original Japanese eye-catches, openings and closings and without digital overlays for signs and other on-screen text.) Plus, as a service to long-time fans who have the series via one of our previous DVD releases, we'll be offering a trade-in program. There will be more news about that a little later this month!
"the best science-fiction comedy ever animated"
"Entertaining and fun… Very recommended."
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- DVD Talk
One of the “50 Best Anime Ever"
- Anime Insider
"a solidly plotted serious space series that incidentally happens to be hysterically humorous"
- SciFi Weekly
More about The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
Originally a series of novels by Japanese author Hitoshi Yoshiyoka, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (original Japanese name: "Musekinin Kanchou Tylor") was developed for television by some of Japan's strongest studios, including Big West, King Record, and VAP.
The series ran on Japanese television in 1993-1994, and received strong enough ratings that a follow on direct-to-video, "OVA" (Original Video Animation), series was produced in 1996. The OVA series follows on to the TV series, providing additional backstory for the characters in a story arc format. Individual characters are focused upon between two "bookend" two-part movies.
The complete series includes 26 twenty-three minute TV episodes, and an OVA Series which includes:
1. An Exceptional Episode Movie, 2 parts
2. The Importance of Being 16
3. The Samurai's Narrow Escape
4. The High Tech Opposition
5. White Christmas
6. If Only the Skies Would Clear, 2 parts
7. From Here to Eternity Movie, 2 parts
- Series Director Koichi Mashimo
- Character Designer Tomoro Hirata
- Mecha Designer Shoichi Masuo
- Story Hirayuki Kawasaki
- English Translation Neil Nadelman
- Executive Director Shawne Kleckner
- Executive Producer Jeff Thompson
- Characters Japanese Voice English Voice
- Tylor Kouji Tsujitani Crispin Freeman
- Yuriko Star Yuri Amano Rachael Lillis
- Yamamoto Shoo Hayami J. D. Brimmer
- Azalyn Hiroko Kasahara Lisa Ortiz
- Emi & Yumi Mika Kanai Lisa Ortiz
- Dom Toshihiko Seki Josh Mosby
- Harumi Maya Okamoto Carol Jacobanis
- Kim Kotono Mitsuishi Jill Seifers
- Katori Tsutomu Narita Ted Lewis
- Kitaguchi Jouji Yanami Steven Hickox
- Andressen Shibamoto Hiroyuki Joe Dopico
- Cryburn Kazuhiro Nakata Nathan Price
- Kojiro Mitsuo Iwata Buddy Woodward
- Wang Masaaki Tsukada Nathan Price
- Mifune Mugihito Robert O'Gorman
- Fuji Tomomichi Nishimura Ross Charap
- Hanner Maya Okamoto Ted Lewis
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor © Hitoshi Yoshioka/Kadokawa Shoten, Tylor Project