This series documents the adventures of Captain Future and the crew of his ship, the Comet.
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Curtis Newton is raised by intelligent machines in a secret moon base. When the prodigy is discovered by other humans he has to survive his first Space Adventure in order to become the legendary "Captain Future."

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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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| (52 episodes)

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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 »

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Spoofed in Futurama: Less Than Hero (2003) See more »

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I am glad I know German even though I am not a German
30 July 2001 | by legend316See all my reviews

Recently someone lent me his collection of Captain Future tapes. Ever since I saw Phil Fuldner's clip I thought "I want to see that anime". The version I saw was the German version. A lot of countries seem to have their own soundtrack and dubbing for the anime. As far as I am concerned Captain Future is the best anime I have ever seen. For sure it's the best science fiction anime. What makes this anime so great is the solid story telling along with the great soundtrack. The soundtrack really adds a special feel to the anime and to the action scenes. It's a timeless soundtrack. And the Captain Future crew is a really special team. Every character is likable. There is a lot of stuff people call cult, but this anime is the real deal. Cult can't come any closer than this. If you ever get the chance to see it watch the German version. And if you don't know German then get off your lazy behind, leave your computer and start learning it to feel the Captain Future experience. This anime series screams for a DVD release. And with the technology of today the DVD's could be really special containing all the languages and all the soundtracks. It would be a dream come true for every Captain Future fan.


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