Captain Herlock

Space Pirate Captain Harlock

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Harlock Space Pirate
Japanese: キャプテンハーロック
English: Space Pirate Captain Harlock
German: Space Pirate Captain Harlock
Spanish: Capitán Harlock
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 7, 2013
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.321 (scored by 3189231,892 users)
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Ranked: #25992
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3055
Members: 53,875
Favorites: 169

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After conquering the galaxy, mankind has reached its apex and is now on a steady decline. The resources of the universe are diminishing, and around 500 billion humans begin to return home to Earth. Thus begins a war between the various factions of humans for control of the planet. Eventually, an authoritarian government known as the Gaia Sanction prevents the re-population of Earth.

Captain Herlock was one of the Elite Wing who was tasked by the Gaia Sanction to defend the Earth. His fleet of ships was unstoppable under his command. However, the Gaia Sanction allows a diplomatic elite to immigrate to Earth, which angers Herlock. He goes rogue and fires upon the diplomats and the rest of his fleet. He decides to unleash dark matter on the planet to make it uninhabitable, but also becomes engulfed in it which immortalizes him.

One hundred years have passed, and the legendary Captain Herlock is still at large, with only the Arcadia under his control. The Gaia Sanction continues with their plans for control over the Earth, while hiding its true state. But Captain Herlock is preparing for one final showdown with them, which will determine the fate of the world!

Characters & Voice Actors

Captain Herlock

Oguri, Shun


Aoi, Yuu


Miura, Haruma


Morikawa, Toshiyuki

Yuki, Kei

Sawashiro, Miyuki


Furuta, Arata


Sakamoto, Maaya




Kobayashi, Kiyoshi


Aramaki, Shinji
Director, Storyboard
Fukui, Harutoshi


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Ending Theme

"Be the light" by ONE OK ROCK


Oct 8, 2013
I'm lucky enough to have seen this in the theater last night, so I thought I'd add my thoughts after seeing it!

I've been looking forward to Captain Harlock being released because the animation looked amazing. I have to say, it did not disappoint. I was blown away by the CGI! It was beautiful. I can't even imagine how much time they spent on this, but I hope it's done well in theaters here. Major props to the animations team.

I've never seen the original series and went into the film knowing next to nothing about the plot. I think the story was a bit lacking and ...
May 13, 2019
Mixed Feelings
An extravagant show-piece of 3D rendering technology that's unfortunately bogged down by a needlessly convoluted plot, filled with TV-soap drama and characters who didn't know what they were doing.

If you don't care about making head or tails of a story, and only want the first 5 minutes of space carnage in Revenge of the Sith filling an entire feature film, this is your jam - Harlock repeatedly rams a cheat-enabled auto-healing battleship head-first into swarms of pleasingly weighty metal behemoths, crunching, crushing huge complex components amidst a light show of ray weaponry triggering chain explosions. Releasing endorphins in a primal part of our brains that ...
Jan 1, 2018
I came into this blind -having never watched the original series or even read a synopsis.

The premise (of being relegated to living on dying planets) is quite good even though it is illogical given the super advanced science and technology on display.

The movie has really good visuals and passable OSTs; normally that would usually make for a good watch but the monumentally stupid plot and incredibly awful, trope riddled characters ruined any chance of enjoyment for me.

I won't say to skip it but if you are going to watch it -have low expectations for everything but the CGI to mitigate disappointment.

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