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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 Space Pirate Captain Harlock (1978), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013) and Space Cruiser Yamato 2 (1978). He is married to Miyako Maki. See full bio »

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Known For

Space Pirate Captain Harlock
(1978-1979)
Harlock: Space Pirate
(2013)
Space Cruiser Yamato 2
(1978-1979)

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 2017 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshitachi (TV Series) (creator - 2016) / (manga) (post-production)
 2013 Harlock: Space Pirate (manga)
 2012-2013 Space Battleship 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 Space Symphony Maetel (TV Series)
 2004 Dai Yamato zero gô (Video)
 2003 The Galaxy Railways (TV Series) (story)
 2003 Submarine Super 99 (TV Series) (comic)
 2002 Gun Frontier (TV Series)
 2002 Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey (TV Mini-Series short) (characters - 4 episodes)
- Voyage 4: Yattaran's 30-Second Bet (2002) ... (characters)
- Voyage 2: For Whom the Friend Sleeps (2002) ... (characters)
- Voyage 1: Blues of the Rubbish Heap (2002) ... (characters)
 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 Way to the Virgin Space (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 Final Yamato (story concept)
 1982 Queen Millennia (comic book)
 1980 Be Forever Yamato (co-creator)
 1980 New York New York (Video Game) (character creator)
 1979 Spaceketeers (TV Series) (writer)
 1979 Galaxy Express 999 (manga)
 1978-1979 Space Cruiser 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 Space Pirate Captain Harlock (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 Space Battleship 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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Personal Quote:

A human's life is limited. Within that limited time we strive to fulfill dreams; both our own and others. I wanted to relay these dreams, creating an endless chain from the past to the future; a theme that links many of my works including Captain Harlock, Galaxy Express 999, Queen Emeraldas, Otoko Oidon and Gun Frontier. See more »

Trivia:

His character Captain Harlock was voted by Mania.com as the fourth most iconic anime hero. See more »

Trademark:

His male protagonists often have brown shaggy hair. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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