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Leiji Matsumoto


Leiji Matsumoto was born on January 25, 1938 in Fukuoka, Japan as Akira Matsumoto. He is a writer and director, known for Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years (1985), Saraba uchû senkan Yamato: Ai no senshitachi (1978) and Uchû senkan Yamato (1974). He is married to Miyako Maki. See full bio »

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 2018 Gintama 2 - The Exceedingly Strange Gintama-chan (TV Mini-Series) (characters - 1 episode)
- Hijikata Quits Smoking (2018) ... (characters)
 2018 Galaxy Express 999 (TV Movie) (manga)
 2017 Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshitachi (TV Series) (creator - 2016) / (manga)
 2013 Harlock: Space Pirate (manga)
 2012-2013 Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (TV Series) (manga - 26 episodes)
- The Forever War (2013) ... (manga)
- Memories of the Blue Planet (2013) ... (manga)
- The Distant Promised Land (2013) ... (manga)
- One Man's War (2013) ... (manga)
- The Planet That We Head For (2013) ... (manga)
 2012 Uchû senkan Yamato 2199 (manga)
 2012 Ozuma (TV Series) (manga)
 2011 Starzinger
 2011 Starzinger II
 2010 Space Battleship Yamato (manga)
 2010 Danguard Ace
 2007 Captain Harlock Fan Film (Short) (comic book and characters)
 2006 Ginga tetsudô monogatari: Eien e no bunkiten (TV Series) (creator)
 2004 Space Symphony Maetel (TV Series)
 2004 Dai Yamato zero gô (Video)
 2003 The Galaxy Railways (TV Series) (story)
 2003 Submarine Super 99 (TV Series) (comic)
 2002 Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey (TV Mini-Series short) (characters - 13 episodes)
- Voyage 13: ...The End (2002) ... (characters)
- Voyage 11: Trembling Universe (2002) ... (characters)
- Voyage 10: Kei - Illusion (2002) ... (characters)
 2002 Gun Frontier (TV Series) (manga - 13 episodes)
- Mirai he no ashiato (2002) ... (manga)
- Jyama shitei no matti rokku (2002) ... (manga)
- Shitarunen (2002) ... (manga)
- Ikari no chibi (2002) ... (manga)
 2001 Cosmo Warrior Zero (TV Series)
 2001 Matsumoto Leiji Three-Nine (Video Game)
 2000 Cosmo Warrior Zero (Video Game) (characters)
 2000 Maetel Legend (Video) (story)
 1999 Harlock Saga (TV Mini-Series) (comic - 6 episodes)
- The Rheim Gold Part 6 (1999) ... (comic)
- The Rheim Gold Part 5 (1999) ... (comic)
- The Rheim Gold Part 4 (1999) ... (comic)
- The Rheim Gold Part 3 (1999) ... (comic)
- The Rheim Gold Part 2 (1999) ... (comic)
 1999 Torajima no Mî me (Video)
 1998 DNA Sights 999.9 (Video) (characters)
 1998 Queen Emeraldas (Video) (comic)
 1994 The Cockpit (Video) (comics)
 1991 Gun & Frontier (Video Game) (manga - uncredited)
  Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years (TV Series) (created by - 63 episodes, 1985) (based on characters created by - 1 episode, 1985)
- A New Beginning (1985) ... (based on characters created by)
- Anchors Away (1985) ... (creator - 1985-1986)
- White Water (1985) ... (creator - 1985-1986)
- Vengeance (1985) ... (creator - 1985-1986)
- Coast Guard (1985) ... (creator - 1985-1986)
 1985 Way to the Virgin Space (Short) (manga)
 1983 Final Yamato (story concept)
 1982 Arcadia of My Youth (original stories)
 1982 Queen Millennia (comic book)
 1981 Galaxy Express 999 (TV Series) (manga - 12 episodes)
- Seishun no Genei Saraba 999 Part 2 (1981) ... (manga)
- Wakusei komori (1981) ... (manga)
- Maetel no tabi: Kohen (1981) ... (manga)
- Maetel no tabi: Zenpen (1981) ... (manga)
 1980 New York New York (Video Game) (character creator)
 1980 Be Forever Yamato (co-creator)
 1979 Spaceketeers (TV Series) (writer)
 1979 Galaxy Express 999 (manga)
 1978-1979 Space Cruiser Yamato 2 (TV Series) (concept - 26 episodes)
- Be Forever, Argo! (1979) ... (concept)
- The Destined Showdown! (1979) ... (concept)
- Argo: Fight to the Last! (1979) ... (concept)
 1978-1979 Space Pirate Captain Harlock (TV Series) (comic - 42 episodes)
- Farewell, Cosmic Corsair (1979) ... (comic)
- Duel! The Queen Versus Harlock (1979) ... (comic)
- And Then the Angels Sang (1979) ... (comic)
- Farewell, Mayu (1979) ... (comic)
 1977 Dangard Ace (TV Series)
 1977 Space Battleship Yamato (story and characters)
 1974-1975 Uchû senkan Yamato (TV Series) (creator - 26 episodes)
- Earth! Yamato Returns! (1975) ... (creator)
- Iscandar! A Dying Planet of Love! (1975) ... (creator)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed the animated music videos for Daft Punk's album "Discovery".

Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Alternate Names:

Reiji Matsumoto
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On Maetel (his most famous heroine): Maetel is the woman who travels with an adolescent boy's dreams. She's traveled with millions, tens of millions of boys, so far. In fact, there are as many Maetels as there are boys. That's also how she can show up in any story. All boys have met Maetel in different forms of encounter. The characters of Shadow and Emeraldas, who were girls in their adolescence... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by French culture minister Aurelie Filippetti in 2012. See more »

Trademark:

He often features a cat (based on his own pet cat Mi-kun) in his stories See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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