An anime classic gets an update for 2013. Space Pirate Captain Harlock, a reimagining of Leiji Matsumoto's sci-fi classic will premiere its slick CGI visuals later this year in Japan. Continue on for more details and the trailer.

Appleseed's Shinji Aramaki will direct the CG film which is said to reinterpret the themes in Leiji Matsumoto's 1977 manga for modern society. This film has Toei Animation's highest production budget ever which equates to about $30M U.S. and will be released to much fanfare in Japan.

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Bar20 - 2/1/2013, 4:20 AM
Looks nice
KingMarvel - 2/1/2013, 4:45 AM
Kalel59 - 2/1/2013, 4:56 AM
ABLEE337 - 2/1/2013, 5:07 AM
Don't know much about Captain Harlock, but this looks interesting.
ForceOfLegend - 2/1/2013, 5:07 AM
Lol @ Kalel59! Yes this does look pretty sweet!
wildstar13 - 2/1/2013, 5:12 AM
Been fan of Captain Harlock for long time. This looks great!! Can't wait
Ghjklbnm - 2/1/2013, 5:15 AM
So much pumpage! Been waiting forever to see if this project was still alive.
CyberBishop - 2/1/2013, 5:37 AM
riseofloganX36 - 2/1/2013, 5:59 AM
never herd of him but it looks cool like star wars. Thought it was live action.

Nice to see you like another movie grif

CrowPirate1 - 2/1/2013, 6:19 AM
I loved Captain Harlock when I was younger!!

that is soo cool

Gulon180 - 2/1/2013, 6:25 AM
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/1/2013, 7:07 AM
Pretty awesome. :)

Wonder when they start to make that Space Adventure Cobra movie.

Charlie Hunnam would be great Cobra.
Rowsdower - 2/1/2013, 7:11 AM
There's a much older and longer trailer than this that a lot of people probably haven't seen.

AlexDeLarge87 - 2/1/2013, 7:37 AM
Gusto@ Good to know you care about my opinion.
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/1/2013, 8:10 AM
Thats shocking
Metalogan - 2/1/2013, 8:42 AM
mmmm Harlock - yes used to watch these on VHS back in the mid 80s - cool anime! ( back when we called them Japanese Cartoons in the states )
Metalogan - 2/1/2013, 8:43 AM
Now do a good version of Cobra, Devilman, Golgo 13, Lupin, Fist of the North Star and Saint Seiya ( Caballeros del Zodiaco :P)
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/1/2013, 8:56 AM
lol well its good to have someone to blame :)
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/1/2013, 9:14 AM
i hate it back
imnotwearinghockeypants - 2/1/2013, 9:53 AM
I'm guessing there's next to no plot and the little that is there is convoluted to the point of being incomprehensible. There will also be a woman with gravity defying tits and an annoying sidekick animal with impossibly large eyes. The English voice acting will also be terrible.
thetrojan - 2/1/2013, 10:24 AM
imnotwearinghockeypants - 2/1/2013, 9:53 AM

you just described the guardians of the galaxy.

i hope not,but I do worry.
antman73 - 2/1/2013, 1:21 PM
After Leiji Matsumoto masterpiece we just need a movie about Go Nagai Superrobots like Mazinger Z,Grendizer and Getter Robot.
I seemed always like a dream but after the trailer of Pacific Rim I think is just about time...
IIIAdamantiumIII - 2/1/2013, 4:03 PM
KingEmperor - 2/2/2013, 2:41 AM
Oh, man. I am loving this. I've been a fan of Captain Harlock since I've seen him in Galaxy Express 999. And the series that came after that.

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