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23rd Oct '15 1:09:39 PM MarkLungo
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''The Irresponsible Captain Tylor'' is a 26-episode anime series directed by Creator/KoichiMashimo and produced by Creator/TatsunokoProduction which aired on TVTokyo in 1993. The series is an adaptation of Hitoshi Yoshioka's ''The Most Irresponsible Man In Space'' series of LightNovels, with the anime taking its name from the first book in the series. Moshimo followed up the anime series with a 2-part OVA, ''Tylor's War'', also known as ''An Exceptional Episode'', in 1994. Eight additonal OVA episodes directed by Naoyuki Yoshinaga were released in 1995 and 1996. The series is distributed in North America by Creator/NozomiEntertainment, who created the English dub when they were known by their parent company's name, Right Stuf. The series aired subtitled in the United States on the International Channel in the early 2000s.

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''The Irresponsible Captain Tylor'' is a 26-episode anime series directed by Creator/KoichiMashimo and produced by Creator/TatsunokoProduction which aired on TVTokyo Creator/TVTokyo in 1993. The series is an adaptation of Hitoshi Yoshioka's ''The Most Irresponsible Man In Space'' series of LightNovels, with the anime taking its name from the first book in the series. Moshimo followed up the anime series with a 2-part OVA, ''Tylor's War'', also known as ''An Exceptional Episode'', in 1994. Eight additonal OVA episodes directed by Naoyuki Yoshinaga were released in 1995 and 1996. The series is distributed in North America by Creator/NozomiEntertainment, who created the English dub when they were known by their parent company's name, Right Stuf. The series aired subtitled in the United States on the International Channel in the early 2000s.
4th Jul '15 3:10:56 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Captain Tylor is a [[LighterAndSofter much less serious]] version/interpretation of [[LegendOfGalacticHeroes Yang Wen-li.]] He even wears sunglasses at the end!

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* {{Expy}}: Captain Tylor is a [[LighterAndSofter much less serious]] version/interpretation of [[LegendOfGalacticHeroes [[Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes Yang Wen-li.]] He even wears sunglasses at the end!
6th Jun '15 7:12:56 PM megarotic
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** The ship name "Soyokaze" literally means "gentle breeze", and seems very out of place in the military. [[note]]though the Japanese have traditionally given their destroyers weather-related names, which is why so many of them end in ''kaze''(wind)m though "Soyokaze" is pushing it.[[/note]] What better place to put all of the Space Force's misfits than a ship with a misfit name?

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** The ship name "Soyokaze" literally means "gentle breeze", and seems very out of place in the military. [[note]]though the Japanese have traditionally given their destroyers weather-related names, which is why so many of them end in ''kaze''(wind)m ''kaze''("wind") though "Soyokaze" is pushing it.[[/note]] What better place to put all of the Space Force's misfits than a ship with a misfit name?
6th Jun '15 7:09:31 PM megarotic
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* ItsPersonal: Admiral Donan after being “outwitted” by the Soyokaze early in the show attempts to track Tylor down for revenge. [[spoiler:He leads his entire fleet to orbit around a star then fires on the Soyokaze. The star’s gravity well changes the course of the shots, hitting the star and causing it to flare up and destroy his own fleet. His ship crippled, Donan asks Dom if he managed to take out the Soyokaze as well and Dom [{LetThemDieHappy confirms his success.]]]]

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* ItsPersonal: Admiral Donan after being “outwitted” by the Soyokaze early in the show attempts to track Tylor down for revenge. [[spoiler:He leads his entire fleet to orbit around a star then fires on the Soyokaze. The star’s gravity well changes the course of the shots, hitting the star and causing it to flare up and destroy his own fleet. His ship crippled, Donan asks Dom if he managed to take out the Soyokaze as well and Dom [{LetThemDieHappy [[LetThemDieHappy confirms his success.]]]]
19th May '15 12:40:45 PM Arha
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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: The roar of the engines covers up Harumi’s cry that she thinks he loves Tylor, but Yuriko standing at her side seems to have heard perfectly well.



* ConflictingLoyalties: Harumi is a Raalgon spy, but she’s intrigued by Tylor, especially when he openly admits that he views the distinction between the Raalgon and the humans as fairly arbitrary and doesn’t care that she’s an android.



* CruelMercy: Azalyn spares Tylor from execution by claiming him as a pet to serve as an example to the UPSF. She really does treat him like a pet, too.



* DoWrongRight: Tylor advises Harumi not to make reports in an unused corridor. It’d be really easy for her to blow her cover.



* DrunkenMontage: Tylor has a couple.

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* DrunkenMontage: Tylor has a couple. couple.
* EasilyForgiven: Harumi’s actions lead directly to Tylor’s capture, nearly killing the entire crew and later getting them imprisoned, but she feels bad so it’s okay.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Kim might be inclined towards being far too informal to be part of the military and likes to wear civilian clothing while on duty, but just because she likes to look nice doesn’t mean she’d use it to get ahead in her career. Andressen gets kicked quite hard when he suggests otherwise.



* TheGift: The twins are natural fighter pilots once they actually know how the controls work in the ship.



* GutFeeling: Tylor is a very good judge of character and willing to give people a shot when most people wouldn’t even consider it.
* HeadbuttingHeroes: For about half the show, most of the crew dislikes or disrespects Tylor. For his part, he’s not good at dealing with Yuriko but hides it far better than she does. After Harumi is annoyed by the marines disrespecting him the story turns more serious and the crew realizes that they do trust Tylor.



* HeelRealization: Though Azalyn is a little girl, she IS also the empress of a large empire. When Yuriko calls her out on her irresponsible attitude possibly costing numerous lives, it comes as quite a shock to her. She’s not used to dealing with the consequences of her actions or being confronted about her decisions, even by Dom.



* HumanAliens: The Raalgon. Different biochemistry is alluded to, but humans and Raalgon can eat the same things and the idea of [[spoiler:Azalyn being pregnant via Tylor]] is not ruled out immediately.

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* HumanAliens: The Raalgon. Different biochemistry is alluded to, but humans and Raalgon can eat the same things and the idea of [[spoiler:Azalyn being pregnant via Tylor]] is not ruled out immediately. Visually, the only apparent difference is that Raalgon are much paler and have pointy ears.



* ImprobableAge: Not quite obvious until you realize that the oldest crew member of the Soyokaze is only 33. The average age of the crew seems to be 19.

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* IGaveMyWord: Andressen has a contest with Yuriko to see if he and the marines have to clean up the ship and act decently for a day. When he messes up and loses, he keeps his word since it was a promise.
* IgnoredEnemy: After the ghost of the last downgraded captain corners Tylor and Yamamoto, they begin squabbling about responsibility instead of paying it any attention. It calls them pathetic and leaves.
* IHaveThisFriend: Azalyn tries to indirectly tell Tylor how she feels by telling him about a friend of hers in love with someone of hugely different status, on the enemy side and with an age difference. He apparently hasn’t picked up on the fact that she’s talking about herself, so she adds in that the man her friend is in love with is very dense.
* ImprobableAge: Not quite obvious until you realize that the oldest crew member of the Soyokaze is only 33. The average age of the crew seems to be 19. The twins are only 17 and don't appear to have had any training.



* ItsPersonal: Admiral Donan after being “outwitted” by the Soyokaze early in the show attempts to track Tylor down for revenge. [[spoiler:He leads his entire fleet to orbit around a star then fires on the Soyokaze. The star’s gravity well changes the course of the shots, hitting the star and causing it to flare up and destroy his own fleet. His ship crippled, Donan asks Dom if he managed to take out the Soyokaze as well and Dom [{LetThemDieHappy confirms his success.]]]]
* JerkassHasAPoint
** Dismantle the entire military to save four hostages? You’re kidding, right? They aren't even really civilians given that one is a retired admiral, one is a lieutenant commander at 19... somehow... and the other two are both crew members on a destroyer.
** Later, Tylor is [[spoiler:courtmartialed and set for execution]] by the admirals after he willingly [[spoiler:releases the empress back to Raalgon]] and offers no explanation for this. His actions could easily have resulted in the deaths of millions or even billions depending on Raalgon policy in war, which has not been shown to include mercy or half measures.
* JerkassRealization: Kojiro finds the twins annoying, so he refuses to teach them how to fly and then sets them off on a test flight. If they fail, they can never fly again and will hopefully leave him alone. However, they’re so incompetent due to lack of training that they instantly get into grave danger, leaving him horrified at his own selfish attitude.
* TheJester: When among the Raalgon, Tylor constantly points out the flaws and political maneuvering among Azalyn’s top advisors. Since he’s her ‘pet’ he can get away with being quite insulting. Unfortunately, Azalyn doesn’t listen to him as much as she should.



* LetThemDieHappy: After Donan tracks down the Soyokaze, [[spoiler:he accidentally causes a star to flare up and cripple his own fleet.]] Dom intends to come rescue him, but it’s too late. He instead tells Donan that he successfully destroyed the Soyokaze.



* LimaSyndrome: Tylor easily makes friends with the two terrorists at the beginning by flattering their looks and spirit reflectively. [[SubvertedTrope Unfortunately]], the ugly terrorist is so moved that he decides they should all die together. When Yuriko accidentally disarms him, Tylor’s charm kicks in and the terrorist goes nuts and jumps out the window.



* NotWorthKilling: The ghost of the former captain of the Soyokaze finds Yamamoto and Tylor too pathetic to be worth killing.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Tylor -- [[RunningGag maybe.]]

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: At least some of Tylor’s stupid behavior is just playing dumb. The question is how ''much'' is just playing dumb. He usually doesn’t bother with tactics because of his odd fatalistic streak rather than not comprehending them, can act like a perfectly competent captain if he wants to and is an excellent judge of character and motivations when he wants to be. When inside his inner world, Yuriko and Azalyn see that there’s a lot going on under the surface that Tylor -- [[RunningGag maybe.]]doesn’t tell anyone, but it’s all so hard to grasp that they can’t tell what he’s really like, only knowing tidbits like him knowingly playing TheJester for Azalyn to avoid mistreatment.
* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: When Harumi says she’d keep Tylor save even if he was taking prisoner by the Raalgon empire, he says he’d appreciate it but he’s really rather stay with the Soyokaze and all his friends, Harumi included. Given that she said that because she’s trying to take him prisoner, this doesn’t help her feel better like it was probably meant to.
* ObliviousToLove: Much to Azalyn’s annoyance, Tylor just won’t seem to realize that she likes him.
* ObviouslyEvil: Wang is clearly a plotting scumbag, but only Tylor seems to notice this or try to call him out on it.



* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Yuriko worries that a random warp may make the Soyokaze teleport into a high population area while Tylor looks on the bright side and thinks it’ll appear near a paradise world. Almost all of space is empty, so the odds of appearing near ANYTHING of note would be fantastically small.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Unwilling to be detained while Tylor is a captive, the Soyokaze’s crew break out, steal the ship and flee the station to go rescue him.
* SelectiveObliviousness: In the later parts of the story, Oboro asks Hakuoro to sleep with Yuzuha. Hakuoro says that’s up to her at first, which only irritates Oboro since Hakuoro has to know perfectly well how she feels. He admits it and they continue talking.



* ShroudedInMyth: Most of the people who meet Tylor think he’s an idiot, but with his constantly good results people just don’t know what to think of him. The Raalgon empire in particular has great admiration for his apparent abilities.



* SlobsVersusSnobs: During episode eleven Kim and Yuriko come into conflict over how formal they should be while on duty with no emergencies. After awhile they intentionally go to extremes just to annoy each other, but come to a compromise when Kim realizes they don’t know when an emergency might occur. Of course, she actually proved her point when she was the only effective person to respond when an emergency DID occur. Then comes a forced bonding scene where they talk about all sorts of girly things like make up and high heels.



* TreacherousAdvisor: Wang is clearly a power hungry schemer, but Azalyn doesn’t notice. When Tylor points out the obvious, she dismisses his concerns because she doesn’t take him seriously. Eventually, when Azalyn grows a spine he insinuates that if she doesn't do what he wants he can simply use the excuse to cause a civil war, even if he can't normally act directly against her.



* UndyingLoyalty: When the crew realizes that A. Tylor is an extremely good person if not necessarily a competent commander and B. would die for them without hesitation he earns their complete loyalty, causing them to come to his rescue despite having absolutely no realistic chance of actually being able to help him. When he’s [[spoiler:set to be executed by the admirals]], they tell the crew of the Soyokaze as though they’re passing along wonderful news. If this had been about fifteen episodes or so earlier they would have been right, but now the crew is horrified.



* UriahGambit: Annoyed by Tylor and the Soyokaze, the admirals send it off as bait for a large Raalgon fleet, intending to destroy them all at the same time. Fails, of course.
* VillainHasAPoint: The men who take Admiral Hanner and his family hostage at the beginning point out how terribly the military has treated Admiral Hanner once he grew too old to fight. All the cops outside are rather disgusted as well. [[spoiler:This is never addressed by the military and he dies near the end of the show. He isn't even seventy.]]
* WaifFu: Double subverted. Yuriko challenges Andressen to an arm wrestling competition, implying she’s pretty confident in herself, but she’s obviously much weaker than he is. However, a burst of strength caused by Tylor being annoying and Andressen’s failure to take her seriously cause him to lose accidentally.



* WhatWouldXDo: Fortunately, some of Tylor's luck appears to have rubbed off on his crew.

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* WhatTheHellHero: When Azalyn hears about how Yuriko treats Tylor like crap she’s more confused than angry, though it has the same effect on Yuriko herself. All Tylor does is compliment her, but he doesn’t look down on her or actually mistreat her in any way, yet she frequently slaps him. The next time they speak, he annoys her again and he flinches as she raises a hand to slap him, but she puts her hand down again.
* WhatWouldXDo: Fortunately, some of Tylor's luck appears Pursued by numerous UPSF vessels and unwilling to have rubbed off on his crew.fire back, Yuriko asks herself how Tylor would escape. Yamamoto simply says to hell with it and starts taking huge gambles, which naturally all pay off.



* WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing: Captain Tylor excels at this. In one episode, Tylor is given a present by his crew, which he then passes on to the Raalgons as a gesture of good will. The Raalgons then target his ship, but it turns out the present was a bomb and they end up destroying themselves instead.
* WorthyOpponent: Ru Baraba Dom.

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* WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing: Captain Tylor excels at this. In one episode, Tylor is given a present by his crew, which he then passes on to the Raalgons as a gesture of good will. The Raalgons then target his ship, but it turns out the present was a bomb and they end up destroying themselves instead.
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* WorthyOpponent: Ru Baraba Dom.WomanScorned: An AI that’s supposed to be giving Tylor a personality test in the first episode falls in love with him. When this causes the facility to start experiencing errors, he gets distracted and she starts growing increasingly obsessive over him, eventually causing the entire facility to start blowing up thanks to system errors. As Tylor flees the explosions, she begins ranting at him to take responsibility for teaching her what it means to be a woman.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Azalyn is the empress of the Raalgon empire, meaning she has to appear decisive and stoic. Don accidentally catches her crying after her father is assassinated and earns her trust by praising her for her normal emotional reactions instead of condemning her. She also grows close to Tylor since he doesn’t treat her any differently, showing a softer side around him. However, it's later suggested that she needs to wear the queenly mask ''more'' by standing up for herself and carrying herself with dignity and authority so that her advisors don't control everything instead of her.
* WorthyOpponent
** Admiral Hanner is a respected man among the Raalgon empire. They consider the poor way the navy treats him now absolutely disgraceful.
** Dom is no more sure if Tylor is a fool or genius than anyone else, but to him it doesn’t matter. He acknowledges Tylor’s stupidly good luck, but believes that good fortune is the most important quality for a soldier anyway. He also believes in Tylor’s intentions, something that many others don’t directly consider. [[spoiler:Because of this, he’s able to predict that Tylor will not actually commit forces to a massive battle without a good reason for the fight, allowing the climactic battle in episode 23 to [[AntiClimax simply not occur]]. Instead, the two fleets sail past each other with Tylor and Dom saluting each other.]]


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* XanatosGambit: Later in the series, all Wang has to do is be a strong proponent for war in the empress’ name. If she refuses to publicly back him, he makes it clear he’ll start a civil war and fracture the empire. She can’t allow that to happen, so she has to support the war. After that, victory or loss in the coming battle doesn’t really matter. If they win, he gains glory and influence as the one who pushed for war. If they lose, then he can discredit the empress for having sought this battle. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, he failed to account for one other outcome: Both sides deploying forces and then refusing to commit to battle. Azalyn put Dom in charge of her fleet while the UPSF had to put Tylor in charge. The two fleets play a massive game of chicken with Dom and Tylor saluting each other in space.]]
16th May '15 10:14:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* XMeetsY: Imagine the cast of a HotBlooded sci-fi anime thrust into a wacky {{Sitcom}}...
** Alternately, imagine the complete inverse.
15th May '15 10:09:57 PM ShinyAeon
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* EvilChancellor: Wang; he tries to assassinate Azalyn and is implied to have killed her father to provide cause belli for the war, which is meant solely to increase his power.

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* EvilChancellor: Wang; he tries to assassinate Azalyn and is implied to have killed her father to provide cause belli for the war, which is meant solely to increase his power.
8th May '15 7:13:58 AM BonsaiForest
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* WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing: Captain Tylor excels at this. In one episode, Tylor is given a present by his crew, which he then passes on to the Raalgons as a gesture of good will. The Raalgons then target his ship, but it turns out the present was a bomb and they end up destroying themselves instead.
31st Mar '15 11:14:04 PM justanid
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* AbandonedByTheCavalry: Yamamoto in Episode 22.


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* AprilFoolsDay: [[AlternativeCalendar UC 6998]], a fitting day for Tylor to become captain of the Soyokaze.


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* ChangedMyMindKid: Yamamoto in Episode 22.
17th Feb '15 10:38:38 AM kyojikasshu
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* RealMenWearPink: Andressen is a BadAss who likes nude modeling. Crybornes's mecha is bright pink.

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* RealMenWearPink: Andressen is a BadAss who likes nude modeling. Crybornes's Cryburn's mecha is bright pink.
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