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Captain Harlock

Alt titles: Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Harlock, Space Pirate Captain Harlock

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In the year 2977, humanity has long passed its peak; machines are able to perform any task a human can, and people have succumbed to apathy. However, there remains one who refuses to accept such an existence: Captan Harlock, a pirate who sails the sea of stars aboard his ship, the Arcadia. He is feared and loathed by most inhabitants of Earth, and yet he is their only hope against the Mazones, a strange alien race of beautiful women that threatens humanity. Thus begins a lonely battle in which Harlock and the crew of Arcadia struggle to stay true to their ideals, while slowly unravelling the sad tale of the Mazones.

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related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Captain Harlock: Mystery of the Arcadia Movie 1978 TBD
Arcadia of My Youth Movie 1982 TBD Alternate Retelling
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

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Captain Harlock 1977 TBD
Name Role
Kazuo KOMATSUBARA Character Design
Rintaro Director
Seiji YOKOYAMA Music
Leiji MATSUMOTO Original Manga Creator

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Title Author Score Date
Captain Harlock roriconfan 6.5/10 May 2, 2012
Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Harlock roriconfan 6.5/10 May 2, 2012
Space Pirate Captain Harlock roriconfan 6.5/10 May 2, 2012
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Both are 70's TV series that were created by/based on the works of Leiji Matsumoto.  They both have the same character design style and both series involve a lone space ship traveling through space as Earth's last defence against an evil empire.  If you like one, then you will probably like the other.

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Both are excellent space opera in which the main leads are defending earth from an invading enemy. The main difference is Harlock has almost no support from Earth himself and must battle the enemy himself with his crew while Macross has a little help and support from Earth. If you liked one definitely check out the other!