>love Captain Harlock growing up >grow my brown hair into a stupid anime mop like Harlock >get a retinal detachment from boxing in my late teens >depressed as fuck >look into the mirror with eyepatch on >my eyepatch is on the left side unlike Harlock, but looking in the mirror, it's on the right side >mildly less depressed that I look like Harlock now
>>11075636 I refuse to believe you're not a troll.
Anyway the newest movie will finally be released in my country later this week. I think this is the first anime movie to get a theatrical release here since... the fourth Pokemon movie, in like, 2004 I think?
The ramming scenes were bretty gud, I'll give you that.
>The part where the Gaia alliance sends those space fighters to take down the Arcadia >Volley of projectiles >They dive in the clouds of smoke thinking to board the ship >Pilots crashing head on onto the Arcadia freaking out that it doesn't even have a scratch >Mothership gets rammed hard seconds later
The main complaint about the movie was the actual scenario right? I know some people loved the new rendition of Harlock but he was way too different for me. Not to see he doesn't change through each OVA/TV series but this Harlock was terrible. After seeing the credits it became obvious why I didn't like it.
Anyways the actual CGI, choreography and movement of everything else was gorgeous. I didn't see the point of the nude bath scene but whatever.
>>11076943 To continue off this -- the actual story has old throwbacks to other Harlock stuff here and there as fanservice, which is pretty cool. The main problem with the scenario is that it doesn't try to be anything else. It's like those really bad fanfics where the people who know the characters but don't try and expand their relationships, but instead go with the route that makes them all terrible and not the characters you know and love.
>>11076963 I can't wait for the Saint Seiya film to bomb as hard as Harlock did. Unless that was just a rumor.
>>11076943 >The main complaint about the movie was the actual scenario right?
Yeah, pretty much, many people(including me) also didn't like this new Harlock and the general art direction, the most frequent comment you'll see is how the new Arcadia is horrible compared to the old one, which I personally don't quite get as there are literally insignificant changes all around. What I didn't like was how Harlock became some shitty action hero, Harlock used to be a character that was driven by passion and made solemn talks about freedom, humanity and war whereas this Harlock is all about saving Earth and little more. >I didn't see the point of the nude bath scene but whatever. It ain't Matsumoto without the nudity and he bath scenes.
>>11076963 >so is Harlock immortal or a lineage of people taking the name?
The starting Harlock was immortal due to Black Matter shenanigans, the same thing that got Tochiro fused with the Arcadia's mainframe AI, at the end of the movie he passes his name on to Yama along with his eyepatch so he will become the next Harlock when the time comes, apparently he's a normal human being again by the end of the movie.
So, where would be a good starting point if I want to get into this stuff? Galaxy Express 999 anime series? Those 113 episodes are intimidating as fuck and I don't really see myself watching them unless they're LOGH tier of addicting.
>>11083240 >>11084433 Thanks kind anons, Harlock it is - been meaning to watch this for a while now. As for Galaxy Express 999 I suppose I'll try it out if I get really bored. Those encodes I've seen flying around aren't very encouraging for now.
>>11084579 Yeah man, I know how you feel. >>11084763 You're welcome, If you don't want to bother with GE999 series there's always the movie trilogy which is very nice, and don't forget the Queen Emeraldas OVAs, though you might want to watch GE999 movies before those as there are a few things that explains parts of GE999 plotpoints and the relationship between Emeraldas and Maetel.
Not to mention Emeraldas herself is pretty damn good, one of the best female characters of all times.
>>11090302 It's pretty great, Space Symphony Maetel is basically a retelling of Maetel Legend.
There is only one problem with Maetel Legend, it's heavily based on the Queen Millennia series which was basically one of the starting points, if not the starting point of the whole Maetel and consequently GE999 saga.
A lot of things in Maetel Legend refer to the Queen Millennia and partially to the Harlock series Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years. Then again, basically all of Matsumoto's worked are intertwined so it's not like watching them in in-universe chronological order is better than watching them in the order you want, so if you manage to get a good edition watch it, it's a beautiful piece of animation.
I don't even think there are scans of Queen Millennia anyway.
>>11090477 Cosmo Warrior Zero feels like a mess to me after the first 6 episodes. For one, you have that gunslinger girl who never shows up again (despite the fact that she's supposed to be following harlock), the pacing goes to shit, and it feels like wasted potential.
>>11090518 Matsumoto is great when it comes to futuristic design. The whole idea of making the Queen Emeralda a Zeppelin-like ship with a Galeon core is awesome, not to mention the Yamato, Arcadia and character designs. >>11090544 I really liked the interactions between the characters and how the cast grows, I'm not really surprised about Silviana disappearing, it's the same thing that happens with a lot of secondary female antagonists, Helzamaria was even worse in the second Galaxy Express movie considering she was the "big bad" and had almost no screentime.
The pacing wasn't great but at least it's not as bad as the GE series which is too damn longwinded.
They're all very sad series, except maybe Space Warrior Zero, but at the same time, it's a great feeling of adventure, it's like you've lived a live after you watch one of Matsumoto's series, you can't help but look back at some moments, very few anime manage to do that.
It's perhaps the old rule of theatrical narrative, to make them understand happiness you have to show them sorrow and vice versa.
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