May 10, 2013
Captain Harlock Gets A New Trailer : Space Pirates
Toei's adaptation of Leiji Matsumoto's famous Captain Harlock just got an awesome new trailer, featuring a little more backstory about his conflict against the Gaia Coalition. The dubbing and the quality of the visuals is pretty damn impressive, which shows that Toei really cares about giving this series a proper adaptation after numerous failed attempts to give it a cinematic treatment. Seeing his infamous skull emblazoned Battleship Arcadia at that type of visual fidelity is pretty awe inspiring. The film is scheduled for release sometime this fall, with international post production already underway. With screenings at the Cannes film festival slated for mid May, we'll know soon enough whether this movie is up to snuff.
'It is 2977 and for many years a mighty battle has been raging across the galaxies as now, 500 billion humans, whose forebears were exiled from Earth, plan to return to what is still called home. Forced to flee a ravaged Earth, humans have now depleted the corners of the galaxy to which they fled. Earth has now become the most valued and precious resource of all, controlled by the corrupt Gaia Coalition which governs the human race across the different galaxies.'