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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
Premiered: Spring 1978
Broadcast: Tuesdays at Unknown
Producers: Studio Nue
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.881 (scored by 4,086 users)
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Ranked: #7192
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Popularity: #2440
Members: 14,253
Favorites: 179
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Episodes: /42

Synopsis

It is 2977 AD and mankind has become stagnant. Robots do all the work, the masses are kept tranquil by subliminal messages, and government officials are lazy, caring only about recreational activities like golf and horse racing. Captain Harlock has defied this insipid mentality, leading a group of like-minded rebels to a more adventurous life aboard the spaceship Arcadia.

A mysterious force known as the Mazone has invaded the Earth, taking the form of mysterious cloaked women that kill anyone who suspect their nefarious doings, such as Tadashi Daiba who is now on their hit-list. After his scientist father is ignored by the government and killed by the Mazone, he joins Captain Harlock and his ragtag group of pirates to assist them as they try to save humanity from the impending alien threat.

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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
Matsumoto, Leiji
Matsumoto, Leiji
Original Creator


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

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



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Merridian
Dec 21, 2009
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, 2015
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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Acinonyx
Jan 27, 2012
I went into Space Captain Harlock thinking I'd be able to give it all the allowances I could for the time it was made in and and all that comes with. I really did try. I've heard nothing but good things about this show, and I was really looking forward to my first foray into the Leijiverse. For what its worth I did watch every episode, but I just can't recommend it. I just can't. I'm mostly going to focus on the story and characters here. This review is meant to warn people about this show, and in no read more
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camay1997
Sep 3, 2016
"UNDER THIS FLAG WE SHALL LIVE IN ULTIMATE FREEDOM!"
"Only real men can understand stuff like this."
Ah yes, the reason why I tend to watch ANYTHING with the name Leiji Matsumoto attached. Let me first say that my five star rating is biased as I have happy childhood memories attached to this property and it was great to finish it after 30 years. What more could we want than the stoic badass known as Captain Harlock sailing the sea of stars fight evil and injustice with only his guts, moxie, and wits. For 36 years the space pirate has inspired hope and instilled fear in a read more
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