Ranked #1171
Captain Harlock

Captain Harlock

Alternative Titles

English: Space Pirate Captain Harlock
Japanese: キャプテンハーロック

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 7, 2013
Producers: Toei Animation
Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.621 (scored by 9765 users)
Ranked: #11712
Popularity: #1833
Members: 16,104
Favorites: 44
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Synopsis

A CGI remake of the original Captain Harlock series.

Captain Harlock rebelled against the Allied Forces and has been plundering space ships for one hundred years. Why did he rebel? How does he survive for one hundred years? With awe and fear of the legendary captain, the Allied Forces issues an order to assassinate Harlock.

(Source: MAL News)

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Related Anime


Characters & Voice Actors

Harlock, Phantom
Harlock, Phantom
Main
Oguri, Shun
Japanese
Oguri, Shun
Miime
Miime
Main
Aoi, Yuu
Japanese
Aoi, Yuu
Yama
Yama
Main
Miura, Haruma
Japanese
Miura, Haruma
Ezra
Ezra
Main
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Japanese
Morikawa, Toshiyuki

Staff

Aramaki, Shinji
Aramaki, Shinji
Director, Storyboard
Fukui, Harutoshi
Fukui, Harutoshi
Script, Screenplay
ONE OK ROCK
ONE OK ROCK
Theme Song Performance
Matsumoto, Leiji
Matsumoto, Leiji
Original Creator

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Be the light" by ONE OK ROCK



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jillybean
Oct 8, 2013 3:39 AM
I'm lucky enough to have seen this in the theater last night, so I thought I'd add my thoughts after seeing it!

I've been looking forward to Captain Harlock being released because the animation looked amazing. I have to say, it did not disappoint. I was blown away by the CGI! It was beautiful. I can't even imagine how much time they spent on this, but I hope it's done well in theaters here. Major props to the animations team.

I've never seen the original series and went into the film knowing next to nothing about the plot. I think the story was a bit lacking and read more
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Saulami_Jedi
Apr 10, 2014 7:55 PM
Captain Harlock

Going into this film, I had no prior knowledge of the source material or previous adaptations of Captain Harlock. Though reading the synopsis and watching some of its trailers, I could see a lot of time and money went into its production. And it didn't disappoint in that regard. It looked fucking amazing!

Characters and Plot development. (6). I must say the biggest gripe I had with this movie was the fact that most of the MCs (Yama and Ezra especially) aren't really likable nor have audience investment to their agendas. They sort of just "fill" their roles rather than own their on-screen moments, its read more
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judojon
May 12, 2014 2:50 PM
Captain Harlock is one of the most endearing figures in all of anime. Since the original Space Pirate Captain Harlock series premiered in 1979, the character has been in numerous spin-offs and re-iterations throughout the proceeding decades; each in a different continuity with the only commonality being a few key characters and the space-opera setting (sans Gun Frontier, which is a western). The latest reimagining is 2013 CGI animated action spectacle directed by Shinji Aramaki of Appleseed fame. It's a grand-scale sweeping space epic with big themes and bravado to match, attached to a somewhat convoluted sci-fi plot. In other words, it is a movie read more
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Kmyatsuhashi
Mar 22, 2014 5:54 AM
Legendary anime/manga creator Leiji Matsumoto perfected dystopian before the rest of the world even knew what it was. His vast universe is rife with it, from Space Battleship Yamato‘s dying Earth to Galaxy Express 999‘s bleak future, Matsumoto does dystopian better than anyone else. No where is this more evident than in his legendary manga-cum-anime, Space Pirate Captain Harlock.

Captain Harlock made his TV debut in 1978, and he’s been back many times over the years with varying degrees of success. The latest incarnation, a big budget CGI fest, premiered in Japan last fall. It’s an origin story of sorts and stands well enough on its read more
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