Captain Harlock is now the movie I most look forward to seeing this year. I mean just look it, it's Space pirates (who are in Space) fighting off Stormtroopers with Mech suits and gun-sabers. That my friends is what dreams are made of.
To be honest before the first trailer hit I barely knew anything about Harlock and asking my Anime watching friends both new and old alike not one of them had much to say. So I sat down to watch "Captain Harlock: The Legend Returns" to do a bit of research and I have become an instant fan.
Harlocks back story is more or less as follows: Some time in the late 21st Century mankind has become corrupt and lazy. Possessing the power to travel to and colonize other worlds but innovation is being held back by an over powered world government and lack of will of it's poeple. Harlock and his crew are some of the last to fight on and explore the galaxy.
But due to their disobedience the world government has decided to use Harlock as a scapegoat for most of the problems facing earth, now the pirate ship Arcadia is under constant attack by military forces. But Captain Harlock has been able to out outmaneuver them at every turn with his brilliant crew and unwavering resolve forged from the loss of his friend that he deeply admired.