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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.

Director:

Tomoharu Katsumata

Writers:

Leiji Matsumoto (original stories), Yooichi Onaka (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Makio Inoue ... Captain Harlock / Phantom F. Harlock II (voice)
Kei Tomiyama Kei Tomiyama ... Tochirô Ôyama / Toshirô Ôyama (voice)
Yûjirô Ishihara ... Phantom F. Harlock I (voice)
Shûichi Ikeda Shûichi Ikeda ... Zoll (voice)
Tarô Ishida Tarô Ishida ... Zêda (voice)
Eiko Masuyama ... The Witch (voice)
Didi Moore Didi Moore ... Bird (voice)
Shûichirô Moriyama Shûichirô Moriyama ... Old Tokargan Soldier (voice)
Reiko Mutô Reiko Mutô ... Mâya (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata Hidekatsu Shibata ... Black-Suited Commander (voice)
Reiko Tajima Reiko Tajima ... Queen Emeraldas (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Mira (voice)
Kôji Yada Kôji Yada ... Illumidas Officer (voice)
Yuriko Yamamoto ... La Mîmé (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Murigson (voice)
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1982 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Vengeance of the Space Pirate See more »

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Production Co:

Toei Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film holds parallels with the World War II-related events of the German occupation of France and the American occupation of Japan. Maya's nicknames as "The Rose" and "The Voice of Free Arcadia" mirror the romantic image of the secret radio broadcasters in the French Resistance. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[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 closing credits are set in space. See more »

Alternate Versions

Previously released in the USA in English dubbed format as Vengeance of the Space Pirate, with over 30 minutes omitted from the original film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Queen Emeraldas (1998) 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 ChungMoSee 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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