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.
Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in ... See full summary »
In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?
In the distant future, humans are declared "illegal residents" and hunted to near extinction by murderous robots. One day, a group of human scavengers come across a strange man named Killy, who may be the key to humanity's survival.
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
Mimay is said to be of the Nieblung race. This is an indirect reference to her character as re-imagined in Harlock Saga. See more »
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 »
Tell me this: why do we sail?
[Yattaran asks four men including Yama for the password to become a member of the Arcadia - only one of them is needed]
Sail? Why, there's times you sail for honour!
[Yattaran does a throat-slitting gesture before the man is dropped off the Arcadia and down the mountain]
[Yattaran does the same gesture as the second man is also dropped]
[the third man backs up too far as Yattaran approaches him and falls off on his own]
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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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