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Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Harlock

Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Harlock

Alternative Titles

English: Space Pirate Captain Harlock
Synonyms: Harlock TV, Albator 78
Japanese: 宇宙海賊・キャプテンハーロック

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 42
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 14, 1978 to Feb 13, 1979
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.911 (scored by 3176 users)
Ranked: #6462
Popularity: #2252
Members: 10,848
Favorites: 129
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Synopsis

The year is 2977. Mankind has become complacent and stagnant. All work is done by machines, while humans spend all their time on entertainment. But when a mysterious invader from the stars catches Earth unawares, only the legendary space pirate Captain Harlock and the crew of the Arcadia have the will to stand against them.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Harlock, Phantom
Harlock, Phantom
Main
Inoue, Makio
Japanese
Inoue, Makio
Tokumaru, Kan
Japanese
Tokumaru, Kan
...
Miime
Miime
Main
Ohara, Noriko
Japanese
Ohara, Noriko
Yuki, Kei
Yuki, Kei
Main
Kawashima, Chiyoko
Japanese
Kawashima, Chiyoko
Daiba, Tadashi
Daiba, Tadashi
Main
Kamiya, Akira
Japanese
Kamiya, Akira

Staff

Rintaro
Rintaro
Director
Ozeki, Masayuki
Ozeki, Masayuki
Episode Director
Mizuki, Ichirou
Mizuki, Ichirou
Theme Song Performance
Mukuo, Takamura
Mukuo, Takamura
Art Director

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Merridian
Dec 21, 2009 8:42 PM
There is a reason this is considered to be one of the greatest anime series ever made. Take a healthy dose of outlaw vigilantism from the wild west, combine it with all your favorite pirate fantasy escapades, put it on a vaguely WWII-era stylized battleship, and set it in space. If you replace the six-shooter revolvers with plasma lasers that can double as rapiers, replace the battleship guns with ultra-powerful “pulsar cannons”, and replace the high seas and prevailing winds with gravitational anomalies and solar radiation, what will remain is about what you’ve got with Space Pirate Captain Harlock. Add one of read more
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sizest300
Jun 11, 10:09 AM
To me, 1978 is a special year in anime. We got so many good anime; I just have to watch them all. Of course, when someone says there is an anime about space pirates and by Leiji Matsumoto (Yamato series), shut up and take my money. It was also directed by Rin Taro, whom has directed many shows from Astro Boy Brave in Space to the 1999 X Movie. Basically, his stuff is a coin flip. Luckily this anime did not disappoint.

Set in 2977, this is a world where technology does most of the work like in The Jetsons, and humans have become so lazy read more
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ThatAnimeSnob
Mar 15, 2011 4:37 AM
ANIME NOSTALGIA SERIES

Spaceship Yamato, season 4 … aka Captain Harlock. Leiji Matsumoto’s most famous work is basically him improving his Yamato formula even further, which is a nice thing. Yamato itself was improving in each season but the problem was I didn’t care at all about its heroes as much as I did for Dessler the recurring villain, and the comic relief robot Analyzer, who got shelved after the first season. Simply said, the protagonists were too goody and perfect for the average viewer to identify with for long, while the setting itself was too simplistic to care. So ok, bad aliens attack good Earth, read more
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Solemnmind
Jul 14, 2012 3:04 PM
The seemingly endless afternoon I spent reading an Anime encyclopedia a few months ago did not only provide me with more insight on glorified child pornography than I would have ever imagined: it also displayed a mysterious picture of a woman under the title "Queen Emeraldas." Somehow fascinated by a few passages describing the Leijiverse, I spent some time researching Leiji Matsumoto on the internet and eventually ended up seeing Captain Harlock. I approached this, by comparison to most other anime, antiquity with high expectations. It turned out to differ quite fundamentally from my personal vision of warfare and human drama, but by no means read more
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Opening Theme

"Captain Harlock (キャプテンハーロック)" by Ichirou Mizuki

Ending Theme

"Warera no Tabidachi (われらの旅立ち)" by Ichirou Mizuki

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