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Space Pirate Captain Harlock 

Uchû kaizoku kyaputen Hârokku (original title)
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.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Makio Inoue ...  Captian Harlock / ... 42 episodes, 1978-1979
Akira Kamiya ...  Tadashi Daiba 20 episodes, 1978
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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.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 March 1978 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Harlock See more »

Company Credits

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Toei Doga See more »
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Runtime:

(42 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Yattaran: It's a great responsibility. Piracy is a difficult and shameful job.
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Alternate Versions

French version : Albator 78 (1978) 6 dvd containing 42 episodes See more »

Connections

Edited into Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Warera no Tabidachi
Written by Kôji Hotomi
Performed by Ichiro Mizuki
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The most awesome cartoon ever
29 April 2000 | by Jason-173See all my reviews

Not only was the animation cool (Blade Runner meets Hello Kitty), but it dealt with some pretty heavy issues -- falling in love with your enemy, killing your friends, betraying your morals, taking advantage of the weak, dealing with guilt, helping the needy, abandoning your daughter, having big hair, having a crew of men shaped like melons.

This show aired in Canada under the title 'Albator, le corsair de l'espace' and followed the adventures of a pirate space ship and it's young, angst-ridden captain, Albator (Captain Harlock).

This show was the reason I wanted to learn French. That and to stop looking like an idiot at school (east end Ottawa). The first word I picked up was 'au secours'('help') which is what Albator's hapless, spherical crewmen would constantly scream anytime their ship got into a battle. Also handy if you're being chased by a bunch of French bullies.

Albator's enemy was a race of gorgeous women with greenish skin. Albator had an affair with one of them, but then he had to kill her for some reason (I don't know why -- my French wasn't very good then). Usually, each episode included a lot of nudity and sex. Also, no one ever got shot and just cleanly fell down. People were blown to bits, blood splattered everywhere, heads left shoulders, crewmen suffocated in space, etc. You can imagine how popular this show was with eight-year-old boys.


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