Leiji Matsumoto’s Captain Harlock gets its first eye poppin’ trailer


Update: The video has been removed at the request of Toei Animation.

The first international trailer for Toei Animation’s first CG feature based on Leiji Matsumoto’s Captain Harlock has just hit the internet.

Working under the title Harlock: Space Pirate, the movie is about Harlock and his band of outlaws that fight against Earth’s oppressors. I’m really excited about this for various reasons. The first being this is Toei’s first promising foray into a full CG production. I honestly want this to succeed in the international market because of its $30 million+ dollar budget for a Japanese CGI film (That’s a lot in the Japanese film industry). Second, the film’s aesthetic look is extremely faithful to the original manga and animation. The last time Japan released a full CG movie overseas was Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy: The Spirit Within, and we all know how that turned out. 

The film is planned to be released in the Fall in Japan. No word on an international release.

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