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Captain Tylor Is Coming To Blu-ray
Earth’s Fate Depends on One Man. But is he a Total Idiot? Or a Complete Genius?
From director Koichi Mashimo (.HACK//SIGN, AVENGER, SORCERER HUNTERS) and character designer Tomohiro Hirata (LAST EXILE, URUSEI YATSURA, TRINITY BLOOD) comes one of anime’s most beloved action/comedies: THE IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR! This masterful blend of humor, adventure and drama has been a smash hit in countries all over the world!
Shortly after enlisting in the prestigious United Planets Space Force, Tylor experiences a bizarrely meteoric rise through the ranks placing him as Captain of the Destroyer Soyokaze. He’s excited to accept his new post, but little does he realize that the Soyokaze is just a dumping ground for misfits and other eccentrics that the military can’t figure out what to do with. Fortunately for Tylor, he never planned on working very hard anyway, so it’s a perfect fit!
Introducing the 28 1/4th Anniversary Ultra Edition
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor Collector’s Ultra Edition includes all 26 episodes of The Irresponsible Captain Tylor TV series as well as the complete 10-episode OVA series on Blu-ray for the first time ever in North America! Also includes 3 extra DVDs with over 5 hours of extras and possibly more! The Ultra Edition hardback 10” x 8” Art Book will be numbered and includes… well, that’s up to you!
Announcing Pre-Order Stretch Goals
Simply put, the more pre-orders we have, the more we’ll add to the Ultra Edition. The base Ultra Edition is already great, but it could be better. If we can reach our pre-order goals, it shows us that we can invest in extras such as a brand new Captain Tylor story, creator interviews, and more. See what we have planned below!
Spanish Audio Track
We’ll dust off our archived materials from the original Irresponsible Captain DVDs, edit and synchronize the original Spanish Dub to match up with the newer remastered video for Tylor, and include the original Spanish Dub version of The Irresponsible Captain Tylor as an audio option on the Blu-ray release for the Tylor TV Series!
SD Bonus Extras from original Japanese release
Back when The Irresponsible Captain Tylor was originally released in a DVD Ultra Edition, there were hours upon hours of production blogs and promotional segments included as extras with the set. Upon reaching this tier, we’ll ensure that all of that content is preserved and included with the Blu-ray Ultra Edition so you’re not missing out on a single thing!
Brand new short story by Hitoshi Yoshioka
We’ve been given the green light from the man, the myth, the legend himself: Original Tylor author Hitoshi Yoshioka. He’s promised to provide us all with an original short story featuring The Irresponsible Captain Tylor crew, written exclusively for the artbook included with this release.
Video Interview with Kenji Kawaii (Composer)
Kenji Kawai is famous for his music on works such as “Ghost in the Shell,” “Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms,” and “Fate/stay night.” Prior to these titles, he also contributed music to The Irresponsible Captain Tylor. Upon reaching this tier, we will film and include an interview with Kenji Kawai to be included as a video extra! With luck, we may be able to discover some of the secrets behind this brilliant musical mind and learn a little about how he works his magic!
Ship Sketch artwork (with translated ship data)
At this tier, we’ll include a detailed schematic of the Soyokaze inside the artbooks. This artwork will detail the ship’s layout, giving you a better understanding overall as to where everything happens!
For the next stretch goal:
Video Interview with Hitoshi Yoshioka
Author Hitoshi Yoshioka hasn’t done too many video interviews, but he’s agreed to do one for us once we reach this level! We’ll pick his brain and give you insight into the writings of the esteemed Tylor author, as well as a better understanding of how the Tylor project came to be!
Why This Pre-Order Strategy?
We LOVE Tylor, and we want the Blu-ray release to be as great as can be. However, we have seen a shift in the anime audience’s focus towards simulcast shows. Because of that, we are not entirely sure what the audience size is for a collector’s edition of this classic series.
We have so much stuff we would love to put in the artbook but, as a business, we can’t afford to make something just because we love it. There will be an artbook and it will be numbered, but the more pre-orders we get the more we can add to the Ultra Edition to make it as spectacular as possible. PLUS, we won’t have many extra copies (if any)! The number of Ultra Editions and artbooks made will be the number of pre-orders placed. So it’s now or never!
There’s only one way to reach our stretch goals: Pre-order the Ultra Edition! It’s that easy!
You have two options, you can buy the set OR you can buy the set AND have it autographed!
That’s right, you can get the Ultra Edition signed by the series creator himself, Hitoshi Yoshioka! Yoshioka-san does not travel to the United States and has rarely signed autographs in the past so this may be your only chance to add his signature to your collection!
We will also include your name at the top of the special Thank You credits we add to the set.
Irresponsible Captain Tylor Collector’s Ultra Edition contains anime episodes 1-26 of the television series directed by Koichi Mashimo and OVA episodes 1-10 directed by Koichi Mashimo and Naoyuki Yoshinaga. This package also includes a numbered edition of the Irresponsible Captain Tylor Artbook plus an Autographed Item signed by Hitoshi Yoshioka, the original creator of Irresponsible Captain Tylor.Add to Cart Learn More
If you buy the autographed version, we will kindly ask you to prepay in order to lock in the number of autographs needed. You can always use our Sezzle payment offering to break it into four easy installments interest free or use PayPal.
And if you’re one of the first 200 people to LOCK IN their pre-order using PayPal or Sezzle, we’ll add your name to the credits to commemorate your commitment to Tylor!!
Irresponsible Captain Tylor Collector’s Ultra Edition contains anime episodes 1-26 of the television series directed by Koichi Mashimo and OVA episodes 1-10 directed by Koichi Mashimo and Naoyuki Yoshinaga. This package also includes a numbered edition the Irresponsible Captain Tylor Artbook.Add to Cart Learn More
Want to buy an Extra copy of the Irresponsible Captain Tylor Artbook?
We’ll allow it but ONLY after you’ve purchased the Irresponsible Captain Tylor Collector’s Ultra Edition. That is to say, you can purchase an EXTRA Artbook (or 500), but you can’t just purchase the Artbook without having purchased the Ultra Edition Set. We’ve priced the Artbook by itself at $1,000 so people don’t just buy the Artbook (unless you really, really want it for that price) but if you have purchased the Ultra Edition and pick up an extra book, use the promo code TYLORBOOK and your price will be updated to $80
An 10″x8″ Numbered Edition Artbook packed with artwork, stories, interviews and the possibility of much much much more!
*This item is meant to be purchased as an EXTRA for those that have ordered the Irresponsible Captain Tylor Collector’s Ultra Edition. For those customers that have already placed an order for the Ultra Edition Set, add this item to your cart at check out, enter your promotional code TYLORBOOK, and this will reduce the listed price to $80.Add to Cart Learn More
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For those that purchase the autographed version, AND the first 200 people that pay using PayPal or Sezzle, we will be sending you a link to let us know how you would like your name displayed once that goal has been met.