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Leiji Matsumoto


Leiji Matsumoto was born on January 25, 1938 in Fukuoka, Japan as Akira Matsumoto. He is a writer and director, known for Uchû kaizoku kyaputen Hârokku (1978), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013) and Uchû senkan Yamato 2 (1978). He is married to Miyako Maki. See full bio »

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Known For

Harlock: Space Pirate
(2013)
Uchû senkan Yamato 2
(1978-1979)

Filmography

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 2017 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshitachi (TV Series) (creator - 2016) / (manga)
 2013 Harlock: Space Pirate (manga)
 2012-2013 Uchu Senkan Yamato 2199 (TV Series) (manga - 26 episodes)
- The Forever War (2013) ... (manga)
- Memories of the Blue Planet (2013) ... (manga)
- The Distant Promised Land (2013) ... (manga)
- One Man's War (2013) ... (manga)
- The Planet That We Head For (2013) ... (manga)
 2012 Uchû senkan Yamato 2199 (manga)
 2012 Ozuma (TV Series) (manga)
 2011 Starzinger
 2011 Starzinger II
 2010 Space Battleship Yamato (manga)
 2010 Danguard Ace
 2007 Captain Harlock Fan Film (Short) (comic book and characters)
 2006 Ginga tetsudô monogatari: Eien e no bunkiten (TV Series) (creator)
 2004 Dai Yamato zero gô (Video)
 2003 Ginga tetsudô monogatari (TV Series) (story)
 2003 Submarine Super 99 (TV Series) (comic)
 2002 Gun Frontier (TV Series)
 2001 Cosmo Warrior Zero (TV Series)
 2001 Matsumoto Leiji Three-Nine (Video Game)
 2000 Cosmo Warrior Zero (Video Game) (characters)
 2000 Maetel Legend (Video) (story)
 1999 Torajima no Mî me (Video)
 1999 Harlock Saga (TV Mini-Series) (comic - 6 episodes)
- The Rheim Gold Part 6 (1999) ... (comic)
- The Rheim Gold Part 5 (1999) ... (comic)
- The Rheim Gold Part 4 (1999) ... (comic)
- The Rheim Gold Part 3 (1999) ... (comic)
- The Rheim Gold Part 2 (1999) ... (comic)
 1998 DNA Sights 999.9 (Video) (characters)
 1998 Queen Emeraldas (Video) (comic)
 1994 The Cockpit (Video) (comics)
 1991 Gun Frontier (Video Game) (manga - uncredited)
 1985 Arei no kagami (Short) (manga)
  Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years (TV Series) (created by - 63 episodes, 1985) (based on characters created by - 1 episode, 1985)
- A New Beginning (1985) ... (based on characters created by)
- Anchors Away (1985) ... (creator - 1985-1986)
- White Water (1985) ... (creator - 1985-1986)
- Vengeance (1985) ... (creator - 1985-1986)
- Coast Guard (1985) ... (creator - 1985-1986)
 1983 Uchû senkan Yamato: Kanketsuhen (story concept)
 1982 Sen-nen joô (comic book)
 1982 Arcadia of My Youth (characters)
 1980 Yamato yo towa ni (co-creator)
 1980 New York New York (Video Game) (character creator)
 1979 Spaceketeers (TV Series) (writer)
 1979 Ginga tetsudô Three-Nine (manga)
 1978-1979 Uchû senkan Yamato 2 (TV Series) (concept - 26 episodes)
- Be Forever, Argo! (1979) ... (concept)
- The Destined Showdown! (1979) ... (concept)
- Argo: Fight to the Last! (1979) ... (concept)
 1978-1979 Uchû kaizoku kyaputen Hârokku (TV Series) (comic - 42 episodes)
- Farewell, Cosmic Corsair (1979) ... (comic)
- Duel! The Queen Versus Harlock (1979) ... (comic)
- And Then the Angels Sang (1979) ... (comic)
- Farewell, Mayu (1979) ... (comic)
 1978 Ginga tetsudô Three-Nine (TV Series) (comic)
 1977 Dangard Ace (TV Series)
 1977 Uchû senkan Yamato (story and characters)
 1974-1975 Uchû senkan Yamato (TV Series) (creator - 26 episodes)
- Earth! Yamato Returns! (1975) ... (creator)
- Iscandar! A Dying Planet of Love! (1975) ... (creator)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed the animated music videos for Daft Punk's album "Discovery".

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Alternate Names:

Reiji Matsumoto
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Special effects aren't just animal costumes, they are meant to look plausible. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) are good stories, but the addition of special effects give them better atmosphere and make them more plausible. They succeed in bringing childhood dreams to life. See more »

Trivia:

Matsumoto has based many of his characters on people he personally knew. Captain Juzo Okita was based on his father; Susumu Kodai was named after Matsumoto's younger brother; Yuki Mori was based on a pen pal of Matsumoto's; Doctor Sado was based on an assistant who served Matsumoto; Captain Harlock was based on an elementary-school classmate. See more »

Trademark:

He has a deep fascination with the number 9 and uses it in his works, believing it represents the last stop before a major shift in mathematics/time/space/the ages of man. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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