A society where humanity has entered into sloth, concerned only that its entertainment remain uninterrupted. An enemy capable of masquerading as beautiful women, yet burn like paper, hell-bent on invading Earth. A hero branded an outlaw, boasting a true man's determination and unwilling to let his beloved planet fall.
When the alien Mazone murder his father, Tadashi Daiba finds himself confronted by a hostile and disbelieving government unwilling to believe his claims, let alone prepare to fight off an alien invasion. His only hope of revenge against this mysterious foe is by joining up with the most infamous of all possible allies: the stoic space pirate Captain Harlock and his eccentric crew of misfits aboard the good ship Arcadia. With the Earth's military holding Harlock's final ties to Earth hostage on one side and the Mazone on the other, can the Arcadia's crew overcome such overwhelming odds and prevent the invasion?
Space Pirate Captain Harlock was first shown on Japanese TV in 1978 and is one of the three flagship works by Leiji Matsumoto (Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato, Galaxy Express 999). Directed by Rintaro (Galaxy Express 999: The Movie, Metropolis) and broadcast around the world, the series secured Matsumoto's place as a master of space opera. This collection presents all 42 episodes of the series, uncut and with English subtitles, for the first time on DVD in North America.
Starring: Makio Inoue, Akira Kamiya, Chiyoko Kawashima,
Noriko Ohara, Hidekatsu Shibata, Hiroshi Ohtake
Original Author: Leiji Matsumoto
Background Music Composed by: Leiji Matsumoto
Music Composed by: Masaaki Hirao
Original Lyrics by: Kougo Hotomi
Screenplay: Haruya Yamazaki, Shozo Uehara
Character Design: Kazuo Komatsubara
Series Directed by: Rintaro
Produced by: Toei Animation Co., Ltd.
ES057 - Color - NTSC - 2.0 - 42 Episodes - 1000 Min - Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 - 4:3 Full Frame (OAR) - Region 1 - 1978
Release date: August 27, 2013