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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 Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years (1985), Space Battleship Yamato (1974) and Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato: Warriors of Love (1978). He is married to Miyako Maki. See full bio »

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 2018 Gintama 2 - The Exceedingly Strange Gintama-chan (TV Mini-Series) (characters - 1 episode)
- Hijikata Quits Smoking (2018) ... (characters)
 2018 Galaxy Express 999 (TV Movie) (manga)
 2017 Star Blazers 2202 (TV Series) (creator - 2016) / (manga)
 2014 Star Blazers 2199: A Voyage to Remember (creator - 2014)
 2013 Harlock: Space Pirate (manga)
 2012-2013 Star Blazers 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 Star Blazers 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 The Galaxy Railways: Eternal Divergence (TV Series) (creator)
 2004 Space Symphony Maetel (TV Series)
 2004 Great Yamato No. 0 (Video)
 2003 The Galaxy Railways (TV Series) (story)
 2003 Submarine Super 99 (TV Series) (comic)
 2002 Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey (TV Mini-Series short) (characters - 13 episodes)
- Voyage 13: ...The End (2002) ... (characters)
- Voyage 11: Trembling Universe (2002) ... (characters)
- Voyage 10: Kei - Illusion (2002) ... (characters)
 2002 Gun Frontier (TV Series) (manga - 13 episodes)
- Mirai he no ashiato (2002) ... (manga)
- Jyama shitei no matti rokku (2002) ... (manga)
- Shitarunen (2002) ... (manga)
- Ikari no chibi (2002) ... (manga)
 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 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)
 1999 Torajima no Mî me (Video)
 1998 DNA Sights 999.9 (Video) (characters)
 1998 Queen Emeraldas (Video) (comic)
 1993 The Cockpit (Video) (comics)
 1991 Gun & Frontier (Video Game) (manga - uncredited)
  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)
 1985 Way to the Virgin Space (Short) (manga)
 1983 Final Yamato (story concept)
 1982 Arcadia of My Youth (original stories)
 1982 Queen Millennia (comic book)
 1981 Galaxy Express 999 (TV Series) (manga - 12 episodes)
- Seishun no Genei Saraba 999 Part 2 (1981) ... (manga)
- Wakusei komori (1981) ... (manga)
- Maetel no tabi: Kohen (1981) ... (manga)
- Maetel no tabi: Zenpen (1981) ... (manga)
 1980 New York New York (Video Game) (character creator)
 1980 Be Forever Yamato (co-creator)
 1979 Spaceketeers (TV Series) (writer)
 1979 Galaxy Express 999 (manga)
 1978-1979 Space Battleship Yamato II (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)
 1977 Dangard Ace (TV Series)
 1977 Space Battleship Yamato (story and characters)
 1974-1975 Space Battleship 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".

Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Alternate Names:

Reiji Matsumoto
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Personal Quote:

The Japanese have accomplished miraculous economic growth and have an abundance of material things, but as a result there is pollution and high prices, and we're far from leading happy lives. We are all just helpless cogs in the machine of the industrial world, especially when it comes to the material aspect of our lives. Will we find a way out of our predicament? History will allow us to ... See more »

Trivia:

Matsumoto has based many of his characters on people he personally knew. Captain Juzo Okita was based on his father; Susumu Kodai was named after Matsumoto's younger brother; Yuki Mori was based on a pen pal of Matsumoto's; Doctor Sado was based on an assistant who served Matsumoto; Captain Harlock was based on an elementary-school classmate. See more »

Trademark:

He draws his spacecraft as possessing a wide array of dials and gauges. This trademark has been dubbed as the "Matsumoto Meter" or the "Gauges of Matsumoto". See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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