Anime Recommendations: Captain Harlock

Hulu Description:
The year is 2977. Mankind has become complacent and stagnant. All work is done by machines, while humans spend all their time on entertainment. But when a mysterious invader from the stars catches Earth unawares, only the legendary space pirate Captain Harlock and the crew of the Arcadia have the will to stand against them.


Captain Harlock is an old-school (1970’s old school) anime about a space pirate warding off alien invaders. This show has inspired many popular anime science fiction tropes that are popular today, mainly the stoic hero, represented by Harlock himself.  The series is notoriously slow, but it is a fun show with great characters. This show is not for all markets, but I still give it a hearty recommendation to any sci-fi fan out there. And just recently in Japan, a new CGI Captain Harlock movie has just been released, the trailer is below:

Clearly the new movie has superior animation, but only time will tell if it is as fun as the original!

You can watch the series on Hulu or Crunchyroll.

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