Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Synopsis: In 2977, mankind has space colonies, machines do all the work and everyone just wants to have fun. When deadly plant-based aliens that look like women attack the Earth in order to colonize it, only one rogue captain can stop them.
24 min

In the distant future or perhaps in the distant past...

The human race has spread across the galaxy, founding colonies on distant planets.

Their population increased, until it exceeded billions of inhabitants

But resources were exhausted, the birth rate collapsed, and the human race is now in an era of decay

A movement began that advocated a return to Mother Earth.

But the planet did not support repatriation

A huge conflict for the right to return started, known as

"The Homecoming War"

And a governmental structure was born, the "Gaia Coalition", to end the war.

The Gaia Coalition declared Earth to be "a sacred place" where no-one was allowed to enter.

The planet became a symbol to view from a distance, even as the colonists on planets were dying out.

There was, however, a man who resisted...

and continued to venture into the depths of space.

A space pirate, immortal in the last century, and challenging warships of the Federation.

Wanted by the Gaia Coalition, code S-00999

His name is-

Kids these days, they don't know any better.

Always chasing after goddamn rainbows,

thinking there's something out there for 'em.

Velda's shutting down. I hear they've started evacuating.

The entire planet's gone in the crapper.

It's not the planet.

The whole human race is doomed.

Hope that can wait until I finish this bottle.

Another retraction ship?

No, hear that?

It's a battleship.


We weren't any different in my day.

Just dove in head first like lemmings into the sea.

The Arcadia...

Hurry, before it leaves!

But space is a monumental beast.

The human race?

"In the vastness of space and the immensity of time",

we are less than a tiny speck.

Maybe even less.

What were we looking for out there?

We crossed the solar system, passed the Milky Way...

It didn't matter where we went.

We found nothing.

We thought lightspeed travel will change our lives,

but it only made us realize the sad, hard truth.

That we humans...

are all alone.

We heard you're looking for recruits.

We want to enlist.

We only need one of you.

Tell me this.

Why do you want to sail with us?

For honor!

For...For riches!

For freedom!

Your name?


Don't ever forget this.

Freedom is what unites this ship.

All hands, prepare for departure!

You look after the new kid.

Why me'?

You chose him.

He's your responsibility.

The human race is on the decline,

and there's no one out there to help.

No matter where we go, what we do...nothing's gonna change.

And yet, there is one man...

One man who will never stop moving forward.

We have a positive sensor reading!

Object of increasing mass detected in low orbit over MX-201.

Red Alert!

So it's coming here...

Captain, target has attained superorbital velocity.

120 seconds until trajectories cross!

Dark matter detected.

Deathshadow-class Grade 4.

The Arcadia!

Captain Harlock!

I'll take the helm.

The captain has taken the wheel!

Time to earn your keep,

you bottom-feeding bastards!

Move it! Outta the way!

What's a patrol doing on this rock?

What about me?

What CAN you do?

I've had ballistics training.

Then find a goddamn open gun!

Move, move, move!

Incoming! Fighters launched!!

All fighters, use extreme caution when approaching!

Hmph, a pirate ship. Not even a fighter plane to face us?

Watch your speed! It's coming at us!

What the...

Shit, that's fast!

Goddamn phantom ship!

Who is that in Section 13?

The new guy, sir.

Well, what do you know?

Targets have turned 180 degrees!

They're fleeing!

Engines 6 and 8 were hit! Thrust reduced twelve percent!

Captain, signal received.

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