The Facts are These:
A mysterious young man without a real purpose in life finds his way through a series of fortunate accidents, resulting in him becoming the Captain of the underpowered war ship the Soyokaze. Then through a series of accidents he launches a sneak attack on another patrol group. This is the story of Captain Tylor one of the greatest captains in the army, even though he doesn’t know it.
I started to watch this show because I listened to an interview by Crispin Freeman at Anime Expo. He talked about how he enjoyed the character and how interesting he thought the show was. So I gave it a try and was extremely pleased, it is one of those space opera’s where you look at this man and wonder how is this happening. He is really irresponsible he shouldn’t be a Captain, but he works, whatever he does he succeeds, but he is not trying to. The crew don’t respect him in the beginning, but under his command they grow to understand and enjoy him as their Captain.
Here is the panel Crispin Freeman did…
Behind the Scenes:
The series was written and directed by Koichi Mashimo who has worked on such other anime as Phantom – Requiem for a Phantom and Tsubasa Chronicles. The series is based on the light novel series by the same name written by Hitoshi Yoshioka. The series was produced Tatsunoko Production which has created such anime as Sket Dance and Ping Pong the Animation, it was licensed and distributed by Right Stuf Inc. The opening theme for the show was “Just Think of Tomorrow” by Mari Sasaki. Here it is for you to enjoy…
A Brief View of the World:
The world Captain Tylor lives in is that of the future where space travel and artificial intelligence are possible. Captain Tylor is a commander of the Soyokazi in the earth’s fights against the Raalgon. The Raalgon forces are trying to invade to avenge their previous emperor, under the suspicion that earth was responsible for it. In this story we see that the Raalgon are not completely evil and the United Planet’s Space Force are not completely good.
This series is enjoyable if you like space drama’s or just an interesting show look no further. It is fun, but an interesting show that makes you think about how Captain Tylor get the things he does done.
The series is rewatchable with only 26 episodes if you want to run through it.
Martian Successor Nadesico – For a space drama with the same feel.
Cowboy Bebop – For an episodic space adventure.
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