Harlock Saga (OAV)

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©1999 Leiji Matsumoto • Shinchousha/Bandai Visual • 81produce


[ alternate retelling of Space Pirate Captain Harlock (TV) ]

Related anime:
    (The) Ring of the Nibelung (manga)

Alternative title:
Harlock Saga - Der Ring des Nibelungen - Das Rheingold (German)
Harlock Saga - Der Ring Des Nibelungen Das Rhein Gold (German)
Harlock Saga - El Anillo de los Nibelungos (Spanish)
Harlock Saga - l'Anello Dei Nibelunghi, l'Oro Del Reno (Italian)
Harlock Saga - L'anneau des Niebelhungen (French)
Harlock Saga - Nibelung no Yubiwa (Japanese)
Harlock Saga - Niibarungu no Yubiwa (Japanese)
Harlock Saga - Ring of the Niebelung
HARLOCK SAGA ニーベルングの指環 (Japanese)
Сага о Харлоке: Кольцо Нибелунга (Russian)
Themes: aliens, gods, pirates, space
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Captain Harlock is drawn into a saga of intergalactic proportions when the son of a deceased comrade unwittingly forges the Ring of the Niebelung. Evil forces gather to wage war against the last remaining superpowers of the galaxy led by a demented outcast. Harlock must counter the amassed armadas that threaten the last gods and recover the ring before Paradise is lost.
User Ratings: 193 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 10 votes (dub:4, sub:3, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French dubbed
)
 Excellent: 15 votes (dub:8, sub:7)
 Very good: 28 votes (dub:17, sub:11)
 Good: 56 votes (sub:33, dub:21, raw:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Decent: 40 votes (dub:19, sub:18, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian edited dub
)
 So-so: 20 votes (sub:13, dub:6, ?:1)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:1, dub:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
)
 Weak: 12 votes (sub:7, dub:3, raw:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
)
 Bad: 5 votes (dub:2, sub:2, ?:1)
 Awful: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:2)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 425 users, rank: #1875 (of 6020)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.492 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.9531, rank: #3487 (of 6014)
Weighted mean: 6.402 (Decent+), rank: #3628 (of 6014) (seen all: 6.55 / seen some: 5.40 / won't finish: 2.87)
Bayesian estimate: 6.474 (Decent+), rank: #3198 (of 4524)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 6
Vintage:
1999
2001-12-28 to 2002-01-04 (K3 - Televisió de Catalunya)
2007-06-08 (Germany, GIGA)
Release dates: We have 2
Ending Theme:
#1: "Aurifer ~Yakusoku no Tsuchi e~" by Nozomi Odagi
#2: "Druid ~Kashi no Ki no Kenja~" by Nozomi Odagi
Trivia: We have 1
Comment:
Loosely based on the classic opera Der Ring Des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Harlock Saga (DVD) 2001-05-08
    Harlock Saga [v1] (DVD) 2004-04-27
    Harlock Saga [v2] (DVD) 2005-04-26

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoshio Takeuchi
Script: Megumi Hiyoshi
Storyboard: Masaharu Okuwaki
Original creator: Leiji Matsumoto
Character Design: Hideyuki Motohashi
Art Director: Osamu Honda
Mechanical design: Toshiyuki Horii
Director of Photography: Takashi Azuhata
Executive producer: Kazumi Kawashiro
Producer:
Jinichiro Koyama (Bandai Visual)
Toru Nakano (81 Produce)

Assistant Director: Yuji Himaki
Associate producer:
Shunji Ôga
Yoshinaga Minami
Audio Engineer: Enbei Hirano
Color Key: Hidemi Nakama
Ending: Kimiaki Nagumo
Executive animation Director: Hideyuki Motohashi
Executive Director: Leiji Matsumoto
Final Checking: Yuki Nariai
Ink & Paint: Youran Ou
Mechanical Design Supervisor: Eiji Ishimoto
Mixing: Ryoko Nashimoto
Music Conductor: Konstantin D. Krimets
Music Director: Kaoru Wada
Music producer: Kuniyasu Ichikawa
Original Mechanical Design: Katsumi Itabashi
Original Music: Richard Wagner
Planning:
Michiyoshi Minamisawa (81 Produce)
Shigeru Watanabe (Bandai Visual)
Planning Coordinator: Ryota Morishige (Shinchosha)
Recording: Yoshiaki Uemura
Sound Coordination: Takeshi Minematsu
Sound Effects: Junichi Sasaki
Sound Producer: Takeshi Nishina
Sound Production: Yuko Ueda
Special Effects Animation: Masaharu Arai
Theme Song Performance: Nozomu Otagi (ED)
Kouichi Yamadera as Captain Harlock

Emi Shinohara as Freia
Kazuko Yanaga as
Meeme 
Mime
Kouichi Yamadera as Tochiro Ohyama
Masako Ikeda as Maetel
Masako Katsuki as Emeraldas
Shigeru Chiba as
Yattaran
Yattran 
Tarô Ishida as Wotan
Toshihiko Seki as Tadashi Daiba

Arisa Andou as Walküre 13 Communications #1
Chiemi Chiba as Walküre 13 Communications #2
K' as Erda
Koichi Sakaguchi as Arcadia's Computer
Kumiko Hironaka as Walküre 13 Captain
Miyuki Ueda as Fricka
Shinichiro Miki as Fafner
Takehito Koyasu as Fasolt
Yoshito Yasuhara as Alberich
Yuko Kato as Walküre 13 Marine
Japanese companies
Background Art: Baku Production
Computer Graphics: Data West
Ending: Studio Z5
Final Check: Studio March
Motion Graphics: Maki Pro
Music Performance: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Music Production: avex mode
Photography: Azuhata Production
Sound Coordination: Rising Publishers
Sound Production: HALF H·P STUDIO
Special Effects Animation: Group Joy
Titles: Maki Pro
Video Production: Tokyo Genzosho
English staff
English cast
Translation: Kevin McKeown
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
Audio Engineer: Dan Rich
Dubbing Supervision: Tom Wayland
Formatting Supervisor: Jason Bergenfeld
Introduction & Titles: Justin Sevakis
Script Adaptation:
Anthony Salerno
Dan Rich
Matt Hoverman as Harlock

David Brimmer as Tochiro
Jill Seifers as Meeme
Lisa Ortiz as Maetel
Nathan Price as Yattran
Robert O'Gorman as Wotan
Scottie Ray as Tadashi Daiba
Veronica Taylor as
Emeraldas
Freya

Anthony Salerno as Voice
Carol Jacobanis as Elda
Dan Green as Fasolt
Frank Frankson as Alberich
Rachael Lillis as Fricka
Scottie Ray as Fafner
Tara Jayne as Captain
English companies
Audio Post Production: Taj Studios Inc.
Broadcaster: Animax Asia
Distributor: U.S. Manga Corps
Licensed by: Central Park Media
Subtitles: Captions, Inc.
Video Post Production: DJM Films
French cast
French staff
(none)
Richard Darbois as Captain Harlock

Jean-Marie Boyer as Toshiro
Michel Tugot-Doris as Yataran
Pascale Chemin as
Maetel
Mime
Susan Sindberg as Emeraldas

Barbara Welsh as Fricka
Bernard Demory as Fasolt
Eric Chevalier as La voix des Dieux
Eric Chevallier as La voix des Dieux
Eve Lorach as Commandant féminin
Gabriel Le Doze as Albérich
Pascale Chemin as
Erda
Freicha
Philippe Ariotti as Fafnir
Suzanne Sindberg as Emeraldas
Thierry Bourdon as Ramis
French companies
ADR Production: Studio Chinkel
Broadcaster: Game one (from December 2001)
Distributor: Beez Entertainment
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Mayte Supervia (Spain dub)
Marc Zanni as Capità Harlock(Catalan dub)
Victor Iturrioz as Captain Harlock(Spain dub)

Adolfo Pérez as Tochiro Ohyama(Spain dub)
Aleix Estadella as Tadashi Daiba(Catalan dub)
Anna Orra as Emeraldas(Catalan dub)
Carmen Ambrós as Freya(Spain dub)
Eva Lluch as Meeme(Catalan dub)
Ferran Llavina as Wotan(Catalan dub)
Francesc Rocamora as Yattran(Spain dub)
Mario Gargallo as Wotan Suwo(Spain dub)
Marta Estrada as Queen Emeraldas(Spain dub)
Mayte Supervia as Meeme(Spain dub)
Miquel Bonet as Tochiro Ohyama(Catalan dub)
Nacho de Porrata as Tadashi Daiba(Spain dub)
Susana Damas as Maetel(Spain dub)

Amadeu Aguado as Alberich(Catalan dub)
Antoni Forteza as Fasolt(Catalan dub)
Carmen Ambrós as Walküre 13 Marinade(Spain dub)
Esperanza Gracia as
Fricka(Spain dub)
Walküre 13 Communications 2(Spain dub)
Francesc Rocamora as Man 1(Spain dub)
J. Ignacio Latorre as Fasolt(Spain dub)
Javier Roldán as Fafner(Spain dub)
Joaquim Sota as Fafner(Catalan dub)
Marta Estrada as Erda(Spain dub)
Mayte Supervia as Walküre 13 Communications 3(Spain dub)
Montserrat Roig as Fricka(Catalan dub)
Olga Supervia as
Laboratory Girl(Spain dub)
Walküre 13 Communications 1(Spain dub)
Oscar Redondo as
Man 2(Spain dub)
Valhalla voice(Spain dub)
Ramón Hernández as Veu del Valhalla(Catalan dub)
Ramón Rocabayera as
Alberich(Spain dub)
Voice-over(Spain dub)
Susana Damas as Walküre 13 Commander(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: K3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Distributor: Selecta Visión (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Sonygraf (Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión (Spain)
Translation: TRADUCCIONES IMPOSIBLES (Spain dub)
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Isabella Pasanisi
Art Director: Valerio Manenti
Translation: Laura Giordano
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo

Assistant Director of Dubbing: Caterina Piferi
Dolby Surround Mixing: Andrea Pochini
Editorial Coordination:
Elisabetta Adiutori
Fiammetta Torti
Mastering: Marco Sechi
Mixing Supervision: Giorgio Bassanelli
Post Production Director: Valerio Manenti
Post-Production Coordinator: Cristina Minoja
Postproduction Staff Secretary:
Anna Zuppiroli
Carmen Larovere
Cinzia Muttarini
Script Consultant:
Francesco Filippi
Silvia Cioni
Synchronization: Paolo Brunori
Technical Coordinator:
Massimo Costantini
Stefano Lirolli
Titles: Sara Radelli
Sergio Di Stefano as Harlock

Alessandro Tiberi as Tadashi
Chiara Colizzi as Maeter
Cinzia De Carolis as Emeraldas
Cristina Boraschi as Fricka
Giorgio Lopez as Yattaran
Marco Mete as Tochiro
Massimo Pizzirani as Fafner
Sandro Acerbo as Alberich
Stefano Mondini as Fasolt
Italian companies
Broadcaster: La 7
Distributor: Dynamic Italia
Dubbing: SEFIT CDC
Postproduction: Studio PV
German cast
German staff
(none)
Walter von Hauff as Captain Harlock

Marcus Off as Alberich
Markus Off as Alberich 
Martina Dunker as Emeraldas
Melanie Jung as Meeme
Tobias Lelle as Tochiro Ojyama

Andreas Neumann as Fafner
Claudia Schmidt as Offizier 2
Claus-Peter Damitz as
Computerstimme
Scotty
Crock Krumbiegel as Fasolt
Hans-Georg Panczak as Yatteran
Hubertus von Lerchenfeld as Tadashi Daiba
Manfred Erdmann as Wotan
Martin Pfisterer as Offizier 4
Michaela Geuer as Elda
Susanne von Medvey as
Female Assistent(ep 1)
Offizier 1
Tolilah Jolas as Fricka
Ulla Wagener as Freia
Ute Bronder as
Maetel
Offizier 3
Veronika Neugebauer as Female Captain(ep 1)
German companies
Broadcaster: GIGA TV (2007-06-08)
Distributor:
ACOG
OVA Films
Dubbing: Circle of Arts
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