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.
The planet LaMetal is on a collision (and conquering) course with the Earth, and the only one who can stop the forthcoming catastrophe is Queen Millennia, a former princess of La-Metal who has made Earth her home.
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
This is a series that Harmony Gold was all too happy to have disappear. No kidding! Check their website. Nowhere on it do they admit they worked on this project. Which is really tragic, as I believe it was one of their better works. I mean, sure the series took two different animation series in Japan and sandwiched them into one with a completely different plot. But they did that with Robotech and it was wildly successful. The difference is that the three parent animations that went into Robotech didn't have nearly as fanatical and rabid fans as Captain Harlock. That, and "Queen of a Thousand Years" wasn't nearly as well written. Voice acting was top notch for 1985, though. The action and storyline, while not as good as Robotech, was definitely better than most other cartoons out at this time. If you're into a fun show, and don't mind doing a little research to find copies, this is definitely one to watch.
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