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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.

Director:

Shinji Aramaki

Writers:

Leiji Matsumoto (manga), Harutoshi Fukui (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yû Aoi ... Miime (voice)
Jessica Boone ... Kei Yuki
Ayano Fukuda Ayano Fukuda ... Tori-san (voice)
Arata Furuta ... Yattaran (voice)
Adam Gibbs Adam Gibbs ... Yama / Logan (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Roujin (voice)
David Matranga ... Captain Harlock (voice)
Haruma Miura ... Yama (voice)
Toshiyuki Morikawa ... Isora (voice)
Rob Mungle ... Yulian
Emily Neves ... Mimay
Shun Oguri ... Captain Harlock (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ... Soukan (voice)
Maaya Sakamoto ... Nami (voice)
Miyuki Sawashiro ... Kei (voice)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

I've been a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. I am Captain Harlock! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harlock: Space Pirate See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

JPY 133,929,210 (Japan), 8 September 2013, Limited Release
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Production Co:

Toei Animation See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only story in the Leijiverse where all of the enemy forces were other humans. Unlike other Leijiverse stories, there is a notable absence of other intelligent life (friendly or hostile) in the known universe, with the exception of Mimay. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Yattaran: 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]
Man 1: Sail? Why, there's times you sail for honour!
Yattaran: No!
[Yattaran does a throat-slitting gesture before the man is dropped off the Arcadia and down the mountain]
Man 2: F-For riches?
Yattaran: No!
[Yattaran does the same gesture as the second man is also dropped]
Man 3: [the third man backs up too far as Yattaran approaches him and falls off on his own]
Yama: For freedom!
[...]
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Version of Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2010) See more »

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The final fight of the immigrants.
10 April 2014 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

Probably my first 3D CG anime movie from Japan. There's no compromise in quality like they do for Anime movies. In fact, I found it better than American standards. The Japanese were already master in their animation called anime and now 3D anime. The new path has been created, yet to come some great stuffs on this way.

It was based on the manga and television series that I have not seen or read them. Earlier I had seen kind of similar theme movie named 'Space battleship Yamato'. Both were did not stand up to my expectations, but in the other perspective side spectacular action sequences made the movie look better.

The story was set in the year 2977, where 500 billion humans are sailing back to home planet who are waiting on the edge of the galaxy to enter the Earth's atmosphere. When the permission is denied by the inhabitant leaders someone must risk everything and fight for the rights. So our captain Harlock comes into the frame on the pirate flagged spaceship and would he break all the hurdles to make way for immigrants is what the movie describes.

A bit slow presentation, had great stunts, but was infrequent. Should have been little better in character development. Unfortunately, characters and story kind of merely merged. Flashbacks and twists were not striking as it desperately wanted in those parts of the storytelling. Other than those it had everything a space travel theme should have with it. Enjoyable movie, but not completely though opinion differs from a person to another. It may make you view a better, but still won't forget to keep in mind what I said here.


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