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Arcadia of My Youth (1982)

Waga seishun no Arcadia (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | 1982 (Japan)
Space captain Harlock, the latest in a family of proud aerial warriors, begins his journey to free the oppressed Earth from the despotic Illumidas Command.

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Makio Inoue ...
Kei Tomiyama ...
Tochirô Ôyama / Toshirô Ôyama (voice)
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Shûichi Ikeda ...
Zoll (voice)
Tarô Ishida ...
Zêda (voice)
Eiko Masuyama ...
The Witch (voice)
Didi Moore ...
Bird (voice)
Shûichirô Moriyama ...
Old Tokargan Soldier (voice)
Reiko Mutô ...
Mâya (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata ...
Black-Suited Commander (voice)
Reiko Tajima ...
Queen Emeraldas (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Mira (voice)
Kôji Yada ...
Illumidas Officer (voice)
Yuriko Yamamoto ...
La Mîmé (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Murigson (voice)
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After a drawn-out, viciously-fought war, the earth has been conquered by the alien Illumidus Empire. Harlock, a captain in earth's fleet, crashes his ship to prevent the Illumidus from using it, and flat-out refuses to join them. With the help of his allies, Tochiro and the space pirate Emereldas, and his lover Miya, he wages a private and bitter war against the Illumidus. Written by Michael Toole <slade23@titan.oit.umass.edu>

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Writer Leiji Matsumoto makes a cameo appearance in the film: he is the person Zoll's guards knock down when they rush into Harlock's ship to arrest Harlock. See more »

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[During World War I, a pilot is seen flying a biplane through a mountain range amidst a fierce thunderstorm]
Phantom F. Harlock I: My name is Phantom F. Harlock. At that time, I was flying amidst rolling thunder from Port Moresby, traversing New Guinea, heading for Rabaul, on New Britain Island. As an aerial explorer, conquering the sky throughout the world was the dream upon which I staked my life. It was the Owen Stanley Mountains that stood in my way; its highest peak was 5030 metres, the mountain ...
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Crazy Credits

The film title is seen on an autobiography made by Phantom F. Harlock. The opening credits are a montage of a Harlock reading this autobiography. See more »

Connections

Followed by Waga seishun no Arcadia: Mugen kidô SSX (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Hoshizora no Last Song
(Last Song of the Starry Sky)
Sung by Maria Asahina
Composed by Masaki Hirao
Arranged by Tatsumi Yano
Lyrics by Keisuje Yamakawa
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Good intelligent anime
19 February 2004 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

As a big fan of the original Harlock television series I got this film with big expectations. It's good, dark anime that has a few confusing moments. My real problem is the departure from the storyline established in the series. It makes the film a little incoherent if you remember the show.


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