Space Pirate Captain Harlock Remake's Japanese Teaser Posted

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Shinji Aramaki-directed CG film based on Leiji Matsumoto's sci-fi classic to open this fall

A new teaser trailer for Toei's Captain Harlock computer-graphics film premiered in Japanese theaters last weekend. Toei had debuted an English-narrated international teaser trailer for the film in January.

In Leiji Matsumoto's original 1977-79 manga, the title character rebels against Earth's inept government and fights for humanity with his crew of 40 aboard the invincible space battleship Arcadia. The manga inspired a 1978-1979 television anime series, a few features, and the sequel Arcadia of My Youth: Endless Orbit SSX.

Writer Harutoshi Fukui (Mobile Suit Gundam UC novels, live-action Bōkoku no Aegis) reconstructed the story to reflect the themes of modern society, and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) is directing with the latest filmmaking technology in the style of a Hollywood production. This film has Toei Animation's highest production budget ever at the equivalent of over 30 million U.S. dollars.

The film will open in Japan this fall.

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