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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


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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.691 (scored by 412 users)
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Ranked: #47532
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Popularity: #6797
Members: 1,864
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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?


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Characters & Voice Actors


Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Ueda, Kouji
Episode Director
Kudo, Eiko
Theme Song Performance
Melville, Herman
Original Creator

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

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"Yakusoku (Promise)" by Kudo Eiko

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May 31, 2012
HazelHawks (All reviews)
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
May 22, 2015
THEAnimeHERO (All reviews)
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


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