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Space Pirate Captain Harlock: 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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While the film is an adaptation/prequel of the series Space Pirate Captain Harlock (1978), certain changes were made:
  • the Arcadia ship was coloured blue and constructed on planet Heavy Meldar; in this film it was constructed on Earth and colored green


  • Zoll of Tokarga made a guest appearance in the series (Episode 21), but had an alien appearance rather than a humanoid appearance.


  • in the series (Episodes 30 and 31), Harlock and Tochiro are seen as childhood friends, and would meet Emeraldas later; in the film Harlock has Emeraldas as an old friend, and he later meets Tochiro for the first time.


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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

There is a statement at the end of the closing credits: "I live in freedom under my flag." See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Byakuya ni Hitori
(Alone in a White Arctic Night)
Sung by Shibuya Teppei
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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