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Leiji Matsumoto Anime Watchlist (Leijiverse)

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byTheCoolGuy82
May 04 2024, 11:04 AM | Updated Yesterday, 9:33 PM
Leiji Matsumoto was a well-known creator of several anime and manga series.

Matsumoto was famous for his space operas such as Space Battleship Yamato and Galaxy Express 999. His style was characterized by mythological and often tragic storylines with strong moral themes, noble heroes, feminine heroines,and a love of strange worlds and melancholic atmosphere.

Part 1 (Space Battleship Yamato): https://myanimelist.net/stacks/46643

Part 2 (Leijiverse):
https://myanimelist.net/stacks/46645
Wakusei Robo Danguard Ace
TV, 1977, 56 eps Me:- Author:-
Anime series created by Leiji Matsumoto with Dan Kobayashi. Danguard Ace was Matsumoto's only contribution to the mecha genre. Some of the main character designs were similar to characters appearing in Space Battleship Yamato.
Wakusei Robo Danguard Ace tai Konchuu Robot Gundan
Movie, 1977, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Side Story (Takes Place after Episode 13)
Wakusei Robo Danguard Ace: Uchuu Daikaisen
Movie, 1978, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Alternate Version of Episodes 44-45
SF Saiyuuki Starzinger
TV, 1978, 73 eps Me:- Author:-
Starzinger was essentially a sci-fi space opera retelling of the 16th-century shenmo fantasy novel Journey to the West. The sci-fi twists were designed by Leiji Matsumoto based on the Terebi Magazine manga. The last nine episodes (Episodes 65-73) of the actual series was re-branded as "SF Saiyūki Starzinger II", though when shown outside Japan it was treated as one continuous series.
SF Saiyuuki Starzinger (Movie)
Movie, 1979, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Side Story Movie (Watch after Episode 50)

Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Herlock

Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Herlock
TV, 1978, 42 eps Me:- Author:8
Based on the manga by Leiji Matsumoto, the television series is directed by Rintaro. The original manga was unfinished. Compared to the original manga, the anime has many original stories, characters and has a conclusive ending.

Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Herlock: Arcadia-gou no Nazo

Space Pirate Captain Harlock: Riddle of the Arcadia Episode

Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Herlock: Arcadia-gou no Nazo
Movie, 1978, 1 ep Me:- Author:6
Extended Version of Episode 13
Ginga Tetsudou 999
TV, 1978, 113 eps Me:- Author:9
Anime television series based off of the Galaxy Express 999 manga, created by Leiji Matsumoto. Most episodes are directly adapted from manga chapters with around 16 anime original episodes arranged from other Matsumoto short works were also included.

Ginga Tetsudou 999: Kimi wa Senshi no You ni Ikirareru ka?

Galaxy Express 999: Can You Live Like A Warrior?

Ginga Tetsudou 999: Kimi wa Senshi no You ni Ikirareru ka?
TV Special, 1979, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Extended Version of Episodes 12-13

Ginga Tetsudou 999: Eien no Tabibito Emeraldas

Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Traveller Emeraldas

Ginga Tetsudou 999: Eien no Tabibito Emeraldas
TV Special, 1980, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Extended Version of Episode 22

Ginga Tetsudou 999: Kimi wa Haha no You ni Aiseru ka!!

Galaxy Express 999: Can You Love Like a Mother?!!

Ginga Tetsudou 999: Kimi wa Haha no You ni Aiseru ka!!
TV Special, 1980, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Extended Version of Episodes 51-52

Ginga Tetsudou 999: Glass no Clair

Galaxy Express 999: Claire of the Glass

Ginga Tetsudou 999: Glass no Clair
Movie, 1980, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Remake of the First Half of Episode 3
Ginga Tetsudou 999 (Movie)
Movie, 1979, 1 ep Me:- Author:8
The film directed by Rintaro (Space Pirate Captain Harlock TV Series) premiered while the TV series and manga were still being released. The movie begins as a re-telling of the first few stories of the original manga/anime, but veers off and creates an entirely new story.
Sayonara Ginga Tetsudou 999: Andromeda Shuuchakueki
Movie, 1981, 1 ep Me:- Author:6
Adieu Galaxy Express 999 directed by Rintaro is a sequel to the 1979 film adaptation. Adieu presents an entirely new storyline.

Ginga Tetsudou 999: Eternal Fantasy

Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy

Ginga Tetsudou 999: Eternal Fantasy
Movie, 1998, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
A visual adaptation of the "Eternal Edition" of the manga that was restarted in 1996. It is a continuation to the 1978 TV Series.
Shin Taketori Monogatari: 1000-nen Joou
TV, 1981, 42 eps Me:- Author:-
Anime television series based off of the Queen Millennia manga, created by Leiji Matsumoto. The series was planned to air for 52 episodes from the very beginning. However, the series did not prove to be as popular as the predecessor, and ended 10 episodes shy of its original ending.
1000-nen Joou: Queen Millennia
Movie, 1982, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
The film serves as a retelling of the anime series. In addition, the film provides an alternate ending to the story leaving no room for the events of the Maetel Legend OVA.

Waga Seishun no Arcadia

Captain Harlock: Arcadia of my Youth

Waga Seishun no Arcadia
Movie, 1982, 1 ep Me:- Author:8
A reboot of the Harlock Series in the form of an anime film depicting the origin of Leiji Matsumoto's seminal character Captain Harlock. The following events of the film is continued in the 1982–1983 TV series Endless Road SSX.

Waga Seishun no Arcadia: Mugen Kidou SSX

Captain Harlock: Arcadia of my Youth - Endless Orbit SSX

Waga Seishun no Arcadia: Mugen Kidou SSX
TV, 1982, 22 eps Me:- Author:7
It is the sequel to the 1982 animated film Arcadia of My Youth. This series suffered low viewer ratings, as it aired during the waning years of the Matsumoto-boom that started in the 1970s with Space Battleship Yamato.
The Cockpit
OVA, 1993, 3 eps Me:- Author:-
OVA Series based on Leiji Matsumoto's World War II manga Battlefield.
Queen Emeraldas
OVA, 1998, 4 eps Me:- Author:-
An (OVA) series inspired by the Leiji Matsumoto manga of the same name. Though the overall story is based on the manga, new characters and plotlines that are introduced are original to the OVA.
DNA Sights 999.9
OVA, 1998, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Based on a manga by Leiji Matsumoto.
Herlock Saga: Nibelung no Yubiwa
OVA, 1999, 6 eps Me:- Author:-
Based on first 2 volumes of the manga by Leiji Matsumoto which itself is an adaptation of epic music drama The Ring of the Nibelung starring Captain Harlock characters.
Maetel Legend
OVA, 2000, 2 eps Me:- Author:-
It serves a link between Matsumoto's previous series Queen Millennia and Galaxy Express 999. The OVA and series are supposed to follow Queen Millennia chronologically, and are prequels to Galaxy Express 999.

Uchuu Koukyoushi Maetel: Ginga Tetsudou 999 Gaiden

Space Symphonic Poem Maetel: Galaxy Express 999 Side Story

Uchuu Koukyoushi Maetel: Ginga Tetsudou 999 Gaiden
TV, 2004, 13 eps Me:- Author:-
Continuation of Maatel Legend OVA. Like the previous OVA, this also serves as a link between Queen Millennia and Galaxy Express 999.
Cosmo Warrior Zero
TV, 2001, 13 eps Me:- Author:-
Based on a science fiction third-person shooter video game released by Taito and created under the supervision of Leiji Matsumoto.

Young Herlock wo Oe! Cosmo Warrior Zero Gaiden

Cosmo Warrior Zero - Hunt for Young Harlock

Young Herlock wo Oe! Cosmo Warrior Zero Gaiden
TV Special, 2002, 2 eps Me:- Author:-
2 extra episodes of the TV anime. Matsumoto characters such as "Otoko Oidon" make guest appearances.
Gun Frontier
TV, 2002, 13 eps Me:- Author:-
Based on a 1972 manga by Leiji Matsumoto. It introduces Tochiro Oyama, best friend to Matsumoto's classic hero, Captain Harlock, who is in turn depicted as a gunslinger in the Old West.
Submarine Super 99
TV, 2003, 13 eps Me:- Author:-
Based on a very early work from Leiji Matsumoto.
Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey
OVA, 2002, 13 eps Me:- Author:-
This series is positioned as a alternative sequel to the anime version of "Space Pirate Captain Harlock". It is directed by Rintaro (who previously directed the original Space Pirate Captain Harlock TV Series & Galaxy Express 999 Movie). It is an original work, not the original manga work by Leiji Matsumoto.
Interstella5555: The 5tory of The 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
Movie, 2003, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
The film was supervised by Leiji Matsumoto. The film's audio has no dialogue, but instead consists of the entirety of Discovery by Daft Punk with minimal sound effects.
Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari
TV, 2003, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Anime television series produced by Leiji Matsumoto.
Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari: Eien e no Bunkiten
TV, 2006, 24 eps Me:- Author:-
Second season of the series.

Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari: Wasurerareta Toki no Wakusei

The Galaxy Railways: A Letter from the Abandoned Planet

Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari: Wasurerareta Toki no Wakusei
OVA, 2006, 4 eps Me:- Author:-
Crossover with Galaxy Express 999.
Ozma
TV, 2012, 6 eps Me:- Author:-
It was based on a 1980 unused script by Leiji Matsumoto. It was his final anime work before his death.

Captain Herlock

Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Captain Herlock
Movie, 2013, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
A 3D CG anime science fiction film. It is the most expensive Japanese CG anime film of all time. Another Retelling of Harlock Story.

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