Taking place in a very distant in future, the adventure begins when a boy meets a certain girl. The Pan Galaxy Republic has declined and so have many empires. This resulted to people in the galaxy being scattered. Living in the peaceful side of their world, Banjou, who picks up trashes at the spherical wall met a girl, frozen, in a broken spaceship. There are bad guys who chase her, and thus, the quiet galaxy suddenly became lively. Little did he know that the frozen girl is Goza 168th, the key to decide the destiny of the whole universe. Overcoming hardship, the two embarks on a trip to make the Galaxy Republic alive again. It may be a difficult challenge, but it's alright, let's progress slowly! A comedy of irresponsible galaxy trip begins!
Allow me to preface this 'revew' with a warning: If you are looking into this series because you were a fan of The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, turn back. Do NOT watch this series. Avoid this pile of steaming trash like the plague.
This is not a sequel, it is a spin-off. This is to The Irresponsible Captain Tylor as Puni Puni Poemy was to Excel Saga. Except worse. Much, much, much worse.
Now that that has been said, let's dive into this:
Story: If there is an actual story to this thing then I have yet to see it and we're already 5 episodes in. The first episode
intros with a monologue that tries to be interesting, unfortunately any interest that may have been generated comes crashing down as soon as the 3-minute mark is reached and the credits start to roll. That's right, each episode is approximately 3-minutes long. What could be worse than that? In those 3-minutes a bunch of random, but wholly inconsequential, stuff happens which thus amounts to nothing.
Art: I'm willing to give the art a pass but only because when it's not super-deformed it proves to actually be half-decent. Unfortunately, the majority of the animation falls into that category. Heck, episode 5 is almost entirely presented in a Japanese tapestry-style right-to-left side scroll of still images with voice-over narration. It's not the worst thing I've ever seen but it is, ultimately, nothing to write home about either. The best parts so far have been seeing the ship's engine and the end-credit still-frame artwork.
Sound: The sound work in this honestly remind me of cartoons from the 80's. By that, I draw direct comparison to the likes of Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies. It's really out of place, tends to be too prominent, and is just bad.
Characters: The characters are awful. And I mean gawd awful. Our main character, Banjo (because he carries a freakin' banjo with the smiley face graphic that not-garbage Tylor wore as a pin on his trenchcoat in the original) Ueki Tylor, has about as much character as a flea. He acts aloof in the vein of Justy Ueki Tylor but it ends up seeming to be nothing more than a thin cardboard cutout. Yamamoto is a whiny robot with no redeeming qualities. And Azalyn is loud and obnoxious. It's like they decided to take the most obvious, single overarching character trait of the original source characters (Tylor - carefree and alloof, Yamamoto - whiny and always worried, and Azalyn - childishly selfish) while ignoring everything else that made them interesting. It pains me greatly.
Enjoyment: Honestly, there is none. As one who loved everything about The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, there is not one single enjoyable quality about this show. It may be something that a very young child might enjoy, but that's where any potential for enjoyment ends.
Overall: As I said at the beginning of this review, avoid this show as though it were the plague. There are no redeeming qualities other than, perhaps, the pin-up style still shots of the characters in the end credits; the artwork on those pictures is actually pretty darn good and very reminiscent of The Irresponsible Captain Tylor. Do not watch this show, for the love of Tylor and all that is carefree! Don't do it!