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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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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

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Japanese

Release Date:

14 March 1978 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Harlock See more »

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Toei Doga See more »
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Runtime:

(42 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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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

Spin-off Queen Emeraldas (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Uchû Kaizoku Captain Harlock
Written by Kôji Hotomi
Performed by Ichiro Mizuki
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Possibly one of the best dramatic Sci-Fi series ever
19 February 2004 | by ChungMoSee all my reviews

Saw this around 1980 when the local Spanish UHF station was taken over by Nippon TV every Saturday night. I count my blessings that it was subtitled and not the hideous US dubbed version that turns up in closeout bins.

Great stories, great voices and great music. Animation quality went in and out but the overall design of the show was exceptional. This was the place that the famed anime director Rin Taro got his start.

Without going into a detailed description, I'll just say the the next anime that inspired me so completely has been Cowboy Bebop. Extremely hard to find now even in Japan, I'll forever curse my cheapness and not taping every episode. VHS tapes were about $20 a piece back then, I was working as a bike messenger and the SLP recording speed didn't exist yet.

As a correction to another post; there was absolutely no "sex" in this show, although some brief nudity when the evil aliens got blown up!


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