Seven Seas Licenses Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Leiji Matsumoto and Kōichi Shimahoshi's Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage (Captain Harlock: Jigen Kōkai manga. Seven Seas will release the manga in single volume editions, with the first volume slated for October 3.
Seven Seas describes the manga:
When Tadashi Daiba's father is murdered by invaders known as the Mazon, he becomes frustrated in the face of the Earth government's flippant attitude. Landing himself in prison, Tadashi finds himself invited aboard the battleship Arcadia, controlled by none other than the legendary Captain Harlock. Joining his crew on their journey through space, Tadashi's future will lead him to confront not only the Mazon, but the many other forces across the universe threatening humanity's very existence.
Matsumoto and Shimahoshi launched the manga in Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine in 2014. Akita Shoten published the manga's fifth compiled book volume in October. The manga inspired a stage play in Japan that ran in Tokyo in June.
In Matsumoto's original 1977-79 Space Pirate Captain Harlock 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, followed by anime feature films, original video anime, and the sequel Arcadia of My Youth: Endless Orbit SSX. The manga also inspired a CG film in 2013.