This series documents the adventures of Captain Future and the crew of his ship, the Comet.
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Taichirô Hirokawa Taichirô Hirokawa ...  Captain Future 52 episodes, 1978-1979
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This series documents the adventures of Captain Future and the crew of his ship, the Comet.

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Official Sites:

Toei Animation [Japan]

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France | Japan | West Germany

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 November 1978 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Captain Future See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

The german OST is composed & performed by Christian Bruhn and has become a cult-classic collectible. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally, in the Japanese, American and French version one complete "Captain Future" story consists of four episodes, each with a runtime of about 30 minutes (NTSC) or 25 minutes (PAL). Altogether, there are 13 separate stories consisting of 52 episodes. In Germany however, for 12 of the 13 stories the four original episodes were cut to three episodes for one story, each with a runtime of about 25 minutes (PAL). In the German version only one story consists of all 4 episodes with the full runtime. This means, that in Germany all 13 stories were shown, but only 40 episodes were dubbed and broadcast. In the German version 12 stories, which originally have a runtime of approximately 100 minutes (PAL), were shortened by about 25 minutes to 75 minutes (PAL), and many sequences and even some important story lines are missing. There was also a "Captain Future" special named "Star Trail To Glory" (in French: "La course à travers le système solaire") consisting of two episodes (as a result, there are 54 episodes altogether), which is available in France on video and DVD as a movie. These two episodes have never been shown (or dubbed) in Germany. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Captain Future Kareinaru Taiyoukei Race (1978) See more »

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Cult!!!!!!! With emphasis on "!".
29 March 2001 | by superhaviSee all my reviews

Well, what can I say? This series is just cult. When you are German, and you haven't at least heard of this series, then you must be dead or deaf, dumb and blind! In the beginning of the eighties at least every second child in West Germany spent its childhood in front of the TV-set watching this show (and after it "Ein Colt fuer alle Faelle" with Lee Mayors at 05.15 PM [I remember it as if it was yesterday!]). The show got most of its flair from the brilliant sound track which was done by Christian Bruhn.


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