Years have passed since Captain Harlock disbanded the crew of the starship Arcadia, and he has not been seen since. Most of the space pirates are now either in hiding or are being imprisoned by the new Earth government, which is being run by the invading race called Illumidas. One day, however, Harlock resurfaces in the nick of time to save the life of young Tadashi Daiba, just moments after his father Professor Daiba was killed by the mysterious beings called Nu. Now, the two will join forces and once again the Arcadia will take to the skies with the reunited crew, in an attempt to save the galaxy from the Nu.
Three years have passed since the Four Nations Alliance declared war on the Abh Empire. With both sides decimated by the first encounter, the lull in violence has provided enough time to build fleets massive enough to span the entire galaxy. Just before the Abh complete preparations for their conquest, however, the Alliance launches a pre-emptive strike, forcing them to take the defensive. Now in command of her own ship, Lafiel is assigned to the fleet as a destroyer captain, and eagerly awaits the opportunity to prove herself as a true Abriel. But when a new class of enemy ship appears on the front lines, the tides quickly turn for the worse. With her vessel now little more than cannon fodder, her dreams are turned into a desperate race for survival - can she and her crew survive amidst a battlefield of endless death and destruction?
If you liked Banner of the Stars or Captain Herlock you might try out the other. Both anime are full of cheesy battles in outer space and have quirky characters. Though they may not have the best dialogue, these anime can still be fun to watch at times.
The Endless Odyssey and The Banner of the Stars series share an obvious fascination with the endless vastness of Space, and what awaits us there. Aliens, space battles, changing governments, life aboard a space ship and doing the best for your people, even if they don't realize it. Featuring a great cast of characters, impressive space battles and stunning Space visuals, Endless Odyssey and The Banner of The Stars are a treat for all space-opera fans.
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
Serial Experiments Lain and Captain Herlock: Outside Legend are Lovecraftian horror in the guise of science fiction.
Lain is recognizably cyberpunk but, as written by Chiaki Konaka, it bears a stylistic and thematic resemblance to the works of the gentleman from Providence. The TV series explores the possibility that reality lies elsewhere and present day and time are an illusion, an idea introduced by Lovecraft in 1926's The Silver Key. Outside Legend is a tale of ancient, forgotten gods worthy of the Cthulhu Mythos. Lovecraft's maxim on the nature of fear ("The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.") is at the heart of Harlock's odyssey. The space opera explores the risks of knowing what should not be known and the maddening results of attaining such knowledge.
If you enjoyed the psychological horror of one series, you'll surely enjoy the other.