Harlock: Space Pirate

Alt title: Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Movie (1 ep x 115 min)
4.006 out of 5 from 2,852 votes
Rank #1,277

Earth is forbidden ground. None may return as other planets prove to be difficult to inhabit. However, Captain Harlock and his ship of pirates fight for freedom from those who seek to keep Earth all for themselves.

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hamletsmage Oct 11, 2014
Score 9/10

I should preface this review by saying this is the first Harlock-related anime I've seen. Which means, I'm missing 40 years of backstory, but I took that into account when watching this anime.  Story: (9) Despite this being my first Harlock, the movie does a great job of catching the viewer up to speed. It gives a lot of the backstory without being completely monologue and boring. There are bits in the... read more

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NerdConsultant Mar 20, 2016
Score 8.5/10

Does Harlock Space Pirate have any issues? Yes of course it does. The motives of the villains towards the end of the film feel really stupid and feel like they would incriminate them even further than they already have been and the film’s early pacing feels a bit off and I’m not sure these characters will appeal completely to everyone, but for me personally these are definitely negatives that... read more

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