Hakugei Densetsu


Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick, Legend of the White Whale
Japanese: 白鯨伝説
English: Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 1997 to May 12, 1999
Premiered: Spring 1997
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 18:30 (JST)
Licensors: ADV Films
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.581 (scored by 11151,115 users)
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Ranked: #62492
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Popularity: #8427
Members: 4,883
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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 illusory 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?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Academias

Supporting
Suzuki, Takuma
Japanese

Christiansen, Doc

Supporting
Sonobe, Keiichi
Japanese

Barba

Supporting
Ootomo, Ryuuzaburou
Japanese

Cook

Supporting
Houki, Katsuhisa
Japanese

Koba, Garcia

Supporting
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Japanese

Staff

Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator
Ueda, Kouji
Episode Director
Andou, Masahiro
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Music
Kudo, Eiko
Theme Song Performance


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Opening Theme

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

"Yakusoku (Promise)" by Kudo Eiko




Reviews

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 ...
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 ...
Apr 27, 2018
I quite enjoyed this series despite its flaws. The Story while always interesting and often unpredictable was certainly a bit strange overall. Characters were pretty likable, though White's heavy transition to comedic relief in the latter stages of the series became a bit grating, especially since it's clear the humour didn't translate well. I'm guessing there was a lot of Japanese word play in that stuff?

I watched the show with the ADV Dub and it was pretty good though not without one major and unfortunate flaw. For some reason Ahab got a typical 'Shiver Me Timbers' Pirate accent which is some terribly lazy direction. ...

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