In 2977, mankind has space colonies, machines do all the work and everyone just wants to have fun. When deadly plant-based aliens that look like women attack the Earth in order to colonize it, only one rogue captain can stop them.
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Makio Inoue ...
 Captian Harlock / ... (42 episodes, 1978-1979)
Akira Kamiya ...
 Tadashi Daiba (20 episodes, 1978)
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In 2977, mankind has space colonies, machines do all the work and everyone just wants to have fun. When deadly plant-based aliens that look like women attack the Earth in order to colonize it, only one rogue captain can stop them.

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Yattaran: It's a great responsibility. Piracy is a difficult and shameful job.
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Referenced in Beyond Good & Evil (2003) See more »

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Uchû Kaizoku Captain Harlock
Written by Kôji Hotomi
Performed by Ichiro Mizuki
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Another retro favorite with superb animation and sci-fi action
25 January 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Here is another "retro" anime series from Toei I automatically love after watching it on DVD. The box-set just caught my eye and as a fan of Toei Animation I had to buy it.

This series is based on a manga that became wildly successful after the series, movies and OVAs (Original Video Animation) were made. The story set in the year 2977, when despite advance technology and space colonialism had turned Earth in a..simi-dystopian state, where everybody lazily goes about their entertainment like greyhound/horse races the planet's inept government part takes in. But there is one man who strongly disapproves of what goes on - Captain Harlock, who had become a space pirate fighting against the government along with his crew on the spaceship Arcadia. But when plant-based aliens known as the Mazone plan to invade Earth, Harlock and his crew are now the planet's only hope.

I love little Mayu Ōyama, I thought she is a cute kid. For pairings, I shipped Kei Yuki and the newest member of the Arcadia Tadashi Daiba and I don't mean boats. I also ship Zorba the Tokargan & Lucia the Mazone nurse from episode #24. So overall, I really love this series for its superb animation and sci-fi action.


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