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Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Herlock

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


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


Score: 7.821 (scored by 5,415 users)
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Ranked: #8522
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Popularity: #2673
Members: 20,111
Favorites: 234


These two series are both amazing space operas, but not only are both made by Matsumoto, Leiji, but the setting as well is quite similar, the feeling you get of the atmosphere from both space battleships the Arcadia and the Yamato sure make up for an amazing ride of an intense story! So if you love space related anime and the work of Leiji then these anime series are definitely for you!  
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Both are amazing space opera and I enjoy listening to the Yamato opening every time. You'd be really surprised how similar both are. 
report Recommended by josh2218
Same Universe and feeling, both are dramatic and idealist stories about War, Drama, Aliens and discrimination. 
report Recommended by kofmaster
Very early in Last Exile, the main characters will encounter Alex Row, which has enormous resemblance with Harlock. They act the same and their appearance is extremely similar. However, this is no coincidence; Alex Row was based on Captain Harlock, and not on appearance/personality only. As we know, Harlock is the captain of a battleship—the Arcadia—, wandering with his crew through space and portrayed as criminals by those wishing to smite them. But Row is also the captain of his own ship, traveling with his crew in the “kill-them-all” Silvana, also being seen as dangerous outlaws due to groundless rumors. The only difference is that  read more 
report Recommended by Corleone
Space battles in massive ships. Space Pirate Captain Harlock is one of the many sources of TTGL and Simon's design in the final part is actually inspired directly by Harlock. It is a lot of fun and great to watch and note the similarities with today's animes. Harlock was (and still is) a very influential anime. 
report Recommended by Probability
Very similar strong-willed main characters who fight for what they believe in.  
report Recommended by Danish
Harlock and his crew are practically banned from Earth while they fight to protect it from an alien race called the Mazone, which resemble beautiful women in appearance. In Ideon the group who discover the "Solo Ship" and the Ideon end up being pushed away from their homeworld as well, with nowhere to run while being chased by the mysterious Buff Clan that resemble humans themselves. In both shows, the casts home is ... their spaceship, with nowhere else to go. If you can appreciate old art and animation it's easy to say both shows still look great to this day, with the exception of  read more 
report Recommended by Echelon
Set in the same universe. 
report Recommended by Blazingluke