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Harlock: Space Pirate (2013)

Kyaputen Hârokku (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1 August 2014 (USA)
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Mankind is dying. Only one man can do anything about it, Space Captain Harlock, but the Gaia Coalition will stop at nothing to end him.

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Credited cast:
... Miime (voice)
... Kei Yuki
Ayano Fukuda ... Tori-san (voice)
... Yattaran (voice)
Adam Gibbs ... Yama / Logan (voice)
... Roujin (voice)
... Captain Harlock
... Yama (voice)
... Isora (voice)
... Yulian
... Mimay
... Captain Harlock (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ... Soukan (voice)
... Nami (voice)
... Kei (voice)
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2977: For many years a mighty battle has been raging across the galaxies as 500 billion humans, whose forebears were exiled from Earth, plan to return to what is still called home. Forced to flee a ravaged Earth, humans have now depleted the corners of the galaxy to which they fled. Earth has now become the most valued and precious resource of all, controlled by the corrupt Gaia Coalition which governs the human race across the different galaxies. Having been exiled and vilified during the battle of the Homecoming War, Captain Harlock and his trusted crew of the Arcadia battle cruiser are the only hope mankind has of discovering the secrets that the Gaia have kept hidden. The Coalition has demanded Harlock's death and the Gaia Fleet's new leader, Ezra, calls on his younger brother, Logan, to infiltrate the Arcadia and then assassinate Harlock, thus forever eradicating the one man standing between the Coalition and their complete control of the Universe. Logan must make a very personal... Written by Matsumoto

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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JPY 133,929,210 (Japan), 8 September 2013, Limited Release
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This film has Toei Animation's highest production budget to date, at over 30 million US dollars. See more »

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It happens MANY times in the English dub. Normally this is not a problem in traditional 2D anime films, but since this film is 3D and was recorded in Japanese, the English voice actors are rarely in sync with the lips of all characters. See more »

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Captain Harlock: [from trailer] I've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, the Gaia Coalition has become Earth's worst enemy. They've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. I am Captain Harlock, and I command the crew of the pirate ship Arcadia. The time has come for all mankind to take a stand...
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Version of Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2010) See more »

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Very much worth a watch
12 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Wow, after reading some of the negative reviews on here I just have to say that some people really don't get it. As someone who has never read or watched anything about the Harlock universe before I have to say I found this film great. It is definitely on my "watch again later" list. The ship alone is badass.

A mysterious vengeful captain. An epic galaxy spanning journey. A fearsome ship. Plenty of action. Family drama. What more do you want?

Does it get a little complicated? Sure, but so long as don't wander in with preconceived notions about how this film "should be" and just follow along with the story as its given then you should find it enjoyable.

While there are a few plot holes that either weren't explained or weren't explained enough I think that overall it was balanced well enough to tell the story the director wanted.

Bottom line : if you are a fanboy of the Harlock universe then you had better brace yourself for something that apparently has little to no relevance to what you are expecting. If you are not, then get ready for a kickass ride and try not to ruin it for yourself by expecting to be taken by the hand and have every little detail explained. Its not. But is still enjoyable nonetheless.


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