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Arcadia of My Youth

Alt titles: Waga Seishun no Arcadia

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Arcadia Of My Youth is a film featuring one of Leiji Matsumoto's creations, Captain Harlock. In this movie, aliens of the Illumidus Empire conquer Earth and enslave humanity. Captain Harlock returns home in his battle cruiser, and confronts a populace that blames him and warriors like him for not being there to protect the planet..... and Harlock goes about trying to lead a resistance, and adopts the fighting strategy of ancient marauders. The movie draws many parallels with Japan during WWII.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Captain Harlock TV 1978 TBD
Captain Harlock: Mystery of the Arcadia Movie 1978 TBD
Captain Harlock SSX TV 1982 TBD
Harlock Saga OVA 1999 TBD
Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey OVA 2002 TBD
Captain Harlock (2013) Movie 2013 TBD
Name Role
Tomoharu KATSUMATA Director
Toshiyuki KIMORI Music
Leiji MATSUMOTO Original Manga Creator

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Post Name Username Comments Date
Leijiverse Viewing Order Ascrod 4 Dec 6, 11
Model Log - The Arcadia Ascrod 1 Dec 2, 11
Winnie watched Arcadia of My Youth at 1 of 1 episodes
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Zeffie watched Arcadia of My Youth at 1 of 1 episodes
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Kalthea
The story is placed in the same Matsumoto Universe, where you can travel the space in trains, and space Pirates are actually freedom fighters of a sort. There are also a couple of charachters that appear in both anime, or are at least mentioned in both
spiderj82
My first experience with Harlocks Universe, though technically not about Harlock, this is definitely a must for anyone who loves that great pirate of the stars. Truly a surreal masterpiece that retains all of "Arcadia of My Youth" eerieness and so on...
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spiderj82
Though not as melodramatic, Jin-roh has all the same haunting silence and majesty of Arcadia. Not really set in a similar universe, it is the tone that parallels here. Jin-roh hits the same emotioal targets that Arcadia did nearly two decades before.
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Outlaw Star and Arcadia of My Youth are all about space operas spiced with rebel ships and plenty of action to boot. Both are seasoned with plenty of cheese and take place in a distant future in which several factions are in conflict. Outlaw Star has plenty of humour and does not take itself too seriously for the most part while Arcadia of My Youth is greatly dramatic but there are enough space related battles going on to assure that these titles could share the same fanbase.

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AirCommodore

Another movie in the Leijiverse.

Both are about the conflict between Earth and a race of aliens, are infatuated with WWII-era weaponry, and provide vague origin information/backstories for recurring characters like Captain Harlock and Emereldas (though it's important to remember that there's no universal continuity in the Leijiverse).

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Kalthea
They were made my the same man - Leiji Matsumoto (original Creator) , there are the same chararachter designs (the same type), the same pace to the story, the same universe