Edit Anime Information
What would you like to edit?
 

Hakugei Densetsu


Alternative Titles

English: Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick
Synonyms: Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick, Legend of the White Whale
Japanese: 白鯨伝説

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 1997 to May 12, 1999
Premiered: Spring 1997
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: ADV Films
Source: Original
Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.751 (scored by 323 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #43202
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6341
Members: 1,385
Favorites: 4
6.75
Ranked #4320Popularity #6341Members 1,385
Add to List
Episodes: /26

Synopsis

A courageous young man tries to find the only person who can save his planet from the most terrifying beast in the universe -- the great white whale Moby Dick -- in this futuristic anime adventure set in 4699. But locating the outlaw Captain Ahab and his elusory crew of whale hunters and persuading them to put an end to the leviathan's long reign of terror won't be easy. Will Ahab take up the challenge one more time?

Background

No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Characters & Voice Actors

Ishmail Ali, Ahab
Ishmail Ali, Ahab
Main
Ootsuka, Akio
Japanese
Ootsuka, Akio
Tokisada, Sachiko
Tokisada, Sachiko
Main
Mizutani, Yuuko
Japanese
Mizutani, Yuuko
Due
Due
Main
Seki, Toshihiko
Japanese
Seki, Toshihiko
Sara
Sara
Supporting
Shinohara, Emi
Japanese
Shinohara, Emi

Staff

Dezaki, Osamu
Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Ueda, Kouji
Ueda, Kouji
Episode Director
Kudo, Eiko
Kudo, Eiko
Theme Song Performance
Takaya, Hirotoshi
Takaya, Hirotoshi
Character Design


Edit Opening Theme

"Kaze to Yuku (Going with the Wind)" by Ochiai Hirohito

Edit Ending Theme

"Yakusoku (Promise)" by Kudo Eiko




More reviewsReviews

THEAnimeHERO
May 22, 2015
Hakugei: Legend of Moby Dick is certainly an interesting blend of space pirates and cyborgs. While the series goes back and fourth between serious and goofy, it still manages to have a dark yet melancholy story.

To begin, the story has very little to do with the original novel of Moby Dick and only borrows the titular whale character but re-imagined as a cyborg. The planet Moad is under martial law and is set to be destroyed. A kid named Lucky requests the help of Captain Ahab to save the planet and its people. Ahab agrees as the Moby Dick acts as the destroyer read more
I found this review Helpful
HazelHawks
May 31, 2012
A quick ramble on Hakugei.

First, Hakugei is not Melville's Moby Dick. It is not a modern interpretation of the classic novel, nor a space-age reimagining. Typical of the anime industry, the writers of Hakugei have merely appropriated high-profile elements of Melville's classic and have applied it, unnecessisarily but to interesting effect, to a space opera that reminded me in equal parts of Star Wars, Dune, Blade Runner, and, perhaps more so, of The Seven Samurai (indeed, I'm now convinced Gonzo's Samurai 7 was a remake of Hakugei rather than of Kurosawa's classic.)

So, does all this derivativeness make Hakugei a read more
I found this review Helpful

Recommendations


Recent News


Recent Forum Discussion

No discussion topic was found.