Harlock: Space Pirate (2013)
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Critic Reviews for Harlock: Space Pirate
This digitally animated Japanese space adventure is as po-faced as they come.
Veering between gleaming, clean-lined techno-lust and a punkier, junk-space aesthetic, it really is a marvel to look at: an artfully dazzling distillation of videogamey flash, proggy space-majesty and Final Fantasy flounce.
Audience Reviews for Harlock: Space Pirate
PS4 graphics, Megadrive story
Space Pirate Captain Harlock, helmed by Shinji Aramaki, is science fiction animation bliss.
With nearly 2 hours of screen time to show, plot details fall short in certain places, although there is enough material to complete a full story. The film certainly doesn't travel at light speed and the action doesn't carry the movie by any means.
Visually is where this picture impresses. The renderings of backgrounds and objects are satisfying and the design of the characters, which Japanese animation tends to do well in, takes another step forward with the CG generation.
The voice work is creditable with characters getting the voices they deserve. Shun Oguri, Aoi Yu, Maaya Sakamoto, Haruma Miuri, Kiyoshi Kobayashi and Toshiyuki Morikawa make up a bulk of the major characters.
As far as science fiction animations go, Space Pirate Captain Harlock puts itself in a highly recommendable group.
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