Space Pirate Captain Harlock CG Trailer (from Tokyo Anime Fair 2010)

Trailer for Space Pirate Captain Harlock as a CG movie by Toei Animation, showcased during the Tokyo Anime Fair 2010 in March ~ discovered by yours truly only today via Zona Fandom ... As "slow" on the uptake as I may well be, the movie's scheduled for a 2012 release, so yep, plenty of time to get your (or my own) retro-anime-lurvin' geek-ON! [CLICK THRU for more]


UPDATED-MOVIE-INFO: "In March 24 2010, Toei Animation announced the release of the new Harlock movie, they announced a completed pilot for its planned computer-graphics remake of Leiji Matsumoto and Toei's Space Pirate Captain Harlock manga and anime franchise, and it has revealed a preliminary image and the project's staff. Mobile Suit Gundam UC author Harutoshi Fukui, Appleseed director Shinji Aramaki, Appleseed mechanical designer Atsushi Takeuchi, and Ninja Scroll character designer Yutaka Minowa worked on the new Space Pirate Captain Harlock pilot with Sega Sammy Visual Entertainment.

The official trailer/pilot was aired at the Kawaii-Kon Anime festival in Hawaii on April 17, 2010, as a special presentation courtesy of Director Shinji Aramaki. This is the first time it has been seen/aired in the United States."

[Captain Harlock's ship, the ARCADIA!]

The above wiki-info seems a contrast between the earlier TAF-screening info tho ... will need to dig deeper into the timeline somewhen ...

WHAT-IS: "Space Pirate Captain Harlock (宇宙海賊キャプテンハーロック, Uchū Kaizoku Kyaputen Hārokku?) is a manga series written and illustrated by Leiji Matsumoto, serialized Akita Shoten's Play Comic from 1977 to 1979. The series was adapted into an animated television series in 1978 directed by Rintaro and produced by Toei Animation. The series follows the titular Captain, an outcast turned space pirate after he rebelled against Earth's Government and mankind's general apathy."

WHO-IS: Harlock is the archetypical romantic hero, a space pirate with an individualist philosophy of life. He is as noble as he is taciturn, rebellious, stoically fighting against totalitarian regimes, whether they be earthborn or alien. In his own words, he "fight[s] for no one's sake, only for something deep in [his] heart". [Wiki]

- Image-right via AnimeVice
- Additional "Production art" via AnimeNewsNetwork


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