History Anime / CaptainHarlock

15th Aug '17 6:20:27 AM jormis29
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** Harlock - at least from the manga Diver Zero (1975) onwards, bears a more than passing resemblance to CL Moore's scarred outlaw Northwest Smith (even down to the pulp-era western-in-space setting and the blood-brother relationship between Harlock and Tochiro mirroring NW's friendship with Venusian Yarol.) Hardly surprising since from 1971-77 Matsumoto illustrated the Japanese translations of the stories over the three volumes of Smith stories (along with works by Michael Moorcock and Andre Norton) and not only does Harlock come to resemble the illustrations for Smith (prior to which his art style was VERY different) but some of the scenes he chose to draw bear a strong resemblance to screenshots later included in the SPCH TV series. If any further evidence were needed, he also illustrated the Jirel stories by the same author - Jirel being a feisty red-haired warrior maiden...

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** Harlock - at least from the manga Diver Zero (1975) onwards, bears a more than passing resemblance to CL Moore's Creator/CLMoore's scarred outlaw Northwest Smith (even down to the pulp-era western-in-space setting and the blood-brother relationship between Harlock and Tochiro mirroring NW's friendship with Venusian Yarol.) Hardly surprising since from 1971-77 Matsumoto illustrated the Japanese translations of the stories over the three volumes of Smith stories (along with works by Michael Moorcock and Andre Norton) and not only does Harlock come to resemble the illustrations for Smith (prior to which his art style was VERY different) but some of the scenes he chose to draw bear a strong resemblance to screenshots later included in the SPCH TV series. If any further evidence were needed, he also illustrated the Jirel stories by the same author - Jirel being a feisty red-haired warrior maiden...
27th Jul '17 6:26:27 PM thatother1dude
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Matsumoto [[{{Hypertime}} was never a stickler for continuity]], so it's impossible to give a coherent description of Captain Harlock's history. Nevertheless, his character has always been clear: Captain Harlock is a man of honor who, betrayed by either a corrupt or VichyEarth, chose to sail the Sea of Stars as a SpacePirate to remain true to his ideals. Although he has left behind an Earth which hates and fears him, Harlock remains willing and able to fight for his homeworld in its times of need. Nevertheless, he's not motivated by patriotism; he swore an oath to fight for only what ''he'' believes in.

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Matsumoto [[{{Hypertime}} [[ContinuitySnarl was never a stickler for continuity]], so it's impossible to give a coherent description of Captain Harlock's history. Nevertheless, his character has always been clear: Captain Harlock is a man of honor who, betrayed by either a corrupt or VichyEarth, chose to sail the Sea of Stars as a SpacePirate to remain true to his ideals. Although he has left behind an Earth which hates and fears him, Harlock remains willing and able to fight for his homeworld in its times of need. Nevertheless, he's not motivated by patriotism; he swore an oath to fight for only what ''he'' believes in.
26th May '17 6:27:00 PM Cavery210
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''SpacePirate Captain Harlock'' is a recurring character created by Creator/LeijiMatsumoto in 1953.

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''SpacePirate Captain Harlock'' is a recurring character created by Creator/LeijiMatsumoto in 1953.1977.
4th Jan '17 1:15:42 PM rafi
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Phantom F. Harlock!? With that name you have no choice but to become a Badass Space Pirate.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Phantom F. Harlock!? With that name you have no choice but to become a Badass cool Space Pirate.



* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: At the beginning of ''Endless Odyssey'', Harlock [[spoiler: says point blank, he doesn't care to save Earth from the Noo. It's implied he views this as indirect revenge upon the leaders and population that ostracized him; some of the crewmen state that Harlock took to space because he is just 'waiting to die,' so...maybe he really ''doesn't'' care. Either way, it distracts The Noo from Daiba's presence.]] Birdie number one. Number two comes from the ''entire crew'', when [[spoiler: the Noo are unable to possess Harlock or anyone else. They're simply too {{badass}} to fall for the scare tactic.]]

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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: At the beginning of ''Endless Odyssey'', Harlock [[spoiler: says point blank, he doesn't care to save Earth from the Noo. It's implied he views this as indirect revenge upon the leaders and population that ostracized him; some of the crewmen state that Harlock took to space because he is just 'waiting to die,' so...maybe he really ''doesn't'' care. Either way, it distracts The Noo from Daiba's presence.]] Birdie number one. Number two comes from the ''entire crew'', when [[spoiler: the Noo are unable to possess Harlock or anyone else. They're simply too {{badass}} badass to fall for the scare tactic.]]



* SwordAndGun: Sort of. Captain Harlock routinely carries a pistol, and... um... a ''much longer'' pistol, with a handguard that makes it resemble a cavalry saber. That's right, Captain Harlock is so [[{{Badass}} manly]] that [[RuleOfCool he stabs people with his spaceship and shoots them with his sword]].

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* SwordAndGun: Sort of. Captain Harlock routinely carries a pistol, and... um... a ''much longer'' pistol, with a handguard that makes it resemble a cavalry saber. That's right, Captain Harlock is so [[{{Badass}} manly]] manly that [[RuleOfCool he stabs people with his spaceship and shoots them with his sword]].
24th Oct '16 2:00:50 AM Koveras
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[[caption-width-right:350:A space pirate, sailing the sea of stars.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:A space pirate, sailing the sea of stars.]]
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24th Oct '16 2:00:34 AM Koveras
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[[caption-width-right:350:A space pirate... sailing the sea of stars...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:A space pirate... pirate, sailing the sea of stars...stars.]]
22nd Oct '16 11:04:52 AM rafi
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* BadAss: The title captain and Emeraldas. To give you an idea of just ''how'' badass:

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* BadAss: AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The title captain and Emeraldas. To give you an idea of just ''how'' badass:
17th Oct '16 5:59:17 AM Koveras
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* RatedMForManly

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* RatedMForManlyRatedMForManly: Harlock's entire character has been [[https://www.blackgate.com/2014/01/10/leiji-matsumoto-bushido-manhood-and-womanhood-pt-1/ one of Matsumoto's attempts]] to effectively {{reconstruct|ion}} the ideal of manhood in the Japanese popular culture, which he believed to have been lost after Japan's defeat in the [=WW2=].
17th Jul '16 10:11:04 AM nombretomado
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-->'''WebVideo/JesuOtaku''': "I think ChuckNorris checks his closet every night to make sure Captain Harlock is not in it."

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-->'''WebVideo/JesuOtaku''': "I think ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris checks his closet every night to make sure Captain Harlock is not in it."
11th Jul '16 1:27:22 PM Willbyr
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* '' Cosmo Warrior Zero '' (2002) - An AlternateUniverse OAV. Earth Captain [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Warrius Zero]], traumatized by its defeat at the hands of the [[GalaxyExpress999 Machine People]], finds new purpose when VichyEarth and the machines assign him to lead a crew to find and capture a young Harlock. [[TheAnimeOfTheGame Based on a video game.]]

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* '' Cosmo Warrior Zero '' (2002) - An AlternateUniverse OAV. Earth Captain [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Warrius Zero]], traumatized by its defeat at the hands of the [[GalaxyExpress999 [[Manga/GalaxyExpress999 Machine People]], finds new purpose when VichyEarth and the machines assign him to lead a crew to find and capture a young Harlock. [[TheAnimeOfTheGame Based on a video game.]]



Harlock and his crew have also had significant cameos in the GalaxyExpress999 TV series, movies, its side-story series ''Space Symphony Maetel'' and the ''Anime/QueenEmeraldas'' OVA.

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Harlock and his crew have also had significant cameos in the GalaxyExpress999 ''Manga/GalaxyExpress999'' TV series, movies, its side-story series ''Space Symphony Maetel'' and the ''Anime/QueenEmeraldas'' OVA.



* {{Crossover}}: Harlock and company frequently cameo in ''GalaxyExpress999'', with a full-blown crossover in the ''Space Symphony Maetel'' series. Harlock has also appeared in at least one manga adaptation of ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato,'' where is is established to be [[spoiler: Kodai's older brother, believed killed in in the Gamilus attack early in the story.]]

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* {{Crossover}}: Harlock and company frequently cameo in ''GalaxyExpress999'', ''Manga/GalaxyExpress999'', with a full-blown crossover in the ''Space Symphony Maetel'' series. Harlock has also appeared in at least one manga adaptation of ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato,'' where is is established to be [[spoiler: Kodai's older brother, believed killed in in the Gamilus attack early in the story.]]
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