>but both the main 110-episode series and the Gaiden series are OVAs.
Yeah I know, I was just trying to bump this thread by saying "Oh,yeah I watched the spinoffs" so I wasn't really thinking about it much. I thought it'd be easier to just call them "OVA" and "Main Series". Force of habit I guess after watching a lot of older shows that usually have a main TV series and an OVA spinoff.
>As for the Gaiden series, I've downloaded most of the episodes, but haven't watched any of them for various reasons.
It was released in a very odd order, you may want to look up a chronological series of events for each so the episodes flow better when you eventually watch it.
>Thanks for the recommendation,
No problem, I'd say it's my favourite anime. I remember falling in love with it during the climax of the 4th episode where I laughed for 10 seconds straight at how it played out.
>Although just by reading about it, I'm not sure that it was meant to be a parody of LoGH specifically, or at least not many people have noticed.
I can't fully remember how I came to that conclusion, but I do remember translating the Japanese wikipedia page and I believe it was mentioned there. Not sure if you can trust a ">translated wikipedia page" for information (it's also mentioned on the fan wiki for Captain Tylor, but again, hard to trust information), but when I was watching LOGH I just saw a lot of comparisons. According to English wikipedia, it's based off a movie called "Japan's Irresponsible Age" from 1962 which is quite similar, but there are quite a decent amount of comparisons you can make for both, plus Tylor's light novel came out 2 years after LOGH's ended.
Tylor is meant to be like Yang, albeit, a hell of a lot more easy going and downright lucky. Working for the "United Planets Space Force" and pretty much joining it for reasons that aren't relating to wanting to fight in battles but being exceptional in the battles he fights. Leading the people around him having no idea if it's dumb luck or incredible genius he plays off as dumb luck. Whereas his main rival opponent is Ru Baraba Dom who is a commander in the Raalgon empire, has long hair, is pretty damn serious a majority of the time and sees Tylor as someone who is incredibly powerful and someone he needs to defeat for the empire to win the fight against the UPSF. (It's been a while since I watched it, I can't fully remember the Raalgon empire's background)
It's a shame the anime only deals with a small part of Tylor's life as the light novels (which are COMPLETELY FUCKING DIFFERENT when I looked into them) pretty much detail his whole career. Since anime Tylor is a lot more likeable than light novel Tylor (who was described as an ugly, 30+ year old lolicon loving commander) it's a real shame we'll probably never see more of anime Tylor again. I also enjoyed the dub as blasphemous as that sounds, Tylor really sounds like a laid back idiot in that.
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