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Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey 

Space Pirate Captain Harlock: The Endless Odyssey (original title)
Professor Daiba unleashes an ancient horror from it's sleeping chamber. The crew members of the Arcadia set sail to stop it as well as have Tadashi Daiba meet Captain Harlcok.






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Series cast summary:
Kôichi Yamadera ...  Captain Harlock 13 episodes, 2002
Tomokazu Seki ...  Tadashi Daiba 13 episodes, 2002
Beau Billingslea ...  Prof. Hiltz - Academy Speaker 13 episodes, 2002
Richard Cansino ...  Tadashi Daiba 13 episodes, 2002
Chafûrin Chafûrin ...  Maji 13 episodes, 2002
Hisao Egawa Hisao Egawa ...  Sabu 13 episodes, 2002
Keiji Fujiwara ...  Proferssor Hirz 13 episodes, 2002
Barbara Goodson ...  Ms. Masu, Mourner 13 episodes, 2002
Darrel Guilbeau ...  Flagship Bridge Officer 13 episodes, 2002
Katsunosuke Hori Katsunosuke Hori ...  Dr. Daiba 13 episodes, 2002
Steve Kramer ...  Bar Patron / ... 13 episodes, 2002
Motoko Kumai ...  Tomiko 13 episodes, 2002
Lex Lang ...  Captain Harlock 13 episodes, 2002
Dave Mallow ...  Gunnery Officer 13 episodes, 2002
Michael McConnohie ...  Bar Patron / ... 13 episodes, 2002
Yûko Minaguchi ...  Mîmé 13 episodes, 2002
Toshihiko Nakajima Toshihiko Nakajima ...  Yasu 13 episodes, 2002
Rokurô Naya Rokurô Naya ...  Dr. Hassan 13 episodes, 2002
Nachi Nozawa Nachi Nozawa ...  Doctor Zero 13 episodes, 2002
Tony Oliver ...  Captain Of The Scaffold / ... 13 episodes, 2002
Fumiko Orikasa ...  Nana 13 episodes, 2002
Bob Papenbrook ...  Bar Patron / ... 13 episodes, 2002
Tony Pope ...  Dr. Zero 13 episodes, 2002
Jamieson Price ...  Chief Ilita 13 episodes, 2002
Michelle Ruff ...  Shizuka Namino / ... 13 episodes, 2002
Rei Sakuma Rei Sakuma ...  Kei Yuki 13 episodes, 2002
Emi Shinohara ...  Shizuka 13 episodes, 2002
Melodee Spevack ...  Bar Lady / ... 13 episodes, 2002
Paul St. Peter ...  Sabu 13 episodes, 2002
Doug Stone ...  Crewmember / ... 13 episodes, 2002
Karen Strassman ...  Mimeh 13 episodes, 2002
Wataru Takagi ...  Dr. Pak 13 episodes, 2002
Minami Takayama Minami Takayama ...  Dr. Reni 13 episodes, 2002
Naoki Tatsuta ...  Yattaran 13 episodes, 2002
Julie Ann Taylor Julie Ann Taylor ...  Yuki Kei 13 episodes, 2002
Kirk Thornton ...  Crewmember / ... 13 episodes, 2002
Kari Wahlgren ...  Nana / ... 13 episodes, 2002
Norio Wakamoto ...  Irita 13 episodes, 2002
Dave Wittenberg ...  Bar Patron / ... 13 episodes, 2002
Hiroshi Ôtake Hiroshi Ôtake ...  Prime Minister 13 episodes, 2002


Professor Daiba unleashes an ancient horror from it's sleeping chamber. The crew members of the Arcadia set sail to stop it as well as have Tadashi Daiba meet Captain Harlcok.

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Release Date:

7 October 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey See more »

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Technical Specs


| (13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Each of the four DVD volumes in the USA included a pencil board. See more »


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Great return to form for Harlock
15 August 2004 | by ChungMoSee all my reviews

One of the biggest problems I've had with the various Harlock incarnations over the past 25+ years is how little Matsumoto is concerned with story consistency. Not within the particular movie or series itself, but how that particular series relates to the others. The original Harlock (or Herlock depending on the translation in Japan) series was a masterpiece of sci-fi television that unfortunately has not been seen properly in the US. The strong characters, Matsumoto's philosophy and Rintaro's unique direction combined to create a very special 42 episode series. Over the years, Harlock has come back in various forms but none matched the strengths of the original TV series. The limited series, "Gun Frontier" which is about Harlock's distant ancestor in the Old West, did come close.

Now Matsumoto, Rintaro have come back together to reignite the Harlock legend and they do so with modest success.

Anyway my first complaint is that, although the new series is set after the 1978 series story ends, the young man, Daiba, who is a main character in that series, is reintroduced as never having met Harlock before. There are several clear references to the original series and to the time frame. I'm sorry that Rintaro didn't insist on keeping the new series consistent with the 1978 series but it's possible that he felt that no one really remembers the old show. It's extremely difficult to find reissues of the 1978 series on DVD in Japan, forget about here in the US. I know it's just a story but it's like having Mr. Spock introduced in one of the Star Trek movies as never having been on the Enterprise before. Once I got beyond that problem the new series worked well.

One of the assets of the '78 series was the great music by Seiji Yokoyama. The new series has some impressive orchestral music and some very effective slide guitar solos but frequently it seems the composer, Takayuki Hattori, was either ignoring the action on the screen or he created the music before the show was completed and the music was thrown in slapdash. Whatever the reason, it is disturbing when the music is very out of place with the scene.

One thing that can't be faulted is the great art direction and Rintaro's command of his craft. The choice of European motifs to represent universal evil from before the big bang is curious but it works.

The Harlock universe is unique in anime. The philosophy of the show comes more from the world of Zatoichi or even the Prisoner television series. It's not for everyone and while there's a good amount of action and suspense, the time spent debating the values of a "true man" and "true friendship" will probably turn a good number of by-the-book anime fans off.

A great philosophical sci-fi series, recommended.

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