Harlock Film: More More More!
OK, first off, new footage from the film (thanks due to CPZ at tokinowa):
I believe we have our first sighting of Yattaran at 1:06, no? Super. Plus I agree with everyone who says the military dude looks strikingly like Irita from Endless Odyssey. And OMG Miime is totally rocking this. If this plays in a single theater anywhere on the continental U.S. I’ll be there (I might even be persuaded to do Alaska, weather permitting).
Second, here’s my translation of a description of the story I found on the 2ch film thread. This seems 100% legit:
“Will a space plunderer become the savior of the world?
A war hero has revealed himself as a pirate and raised the flag of rebellion against his government.
What is the truth that the man who received orders to assassinate space pirate Captain Harlock saw?
In the distant future, or maybe it was in the distant past…
In an age where Humans had reached the farthest corners of the galaxy, there were no longer any frontiers in which to expand, and those without a place began to war over the right to return home, to Earth.
The trump card to win this war: the four Deathshadow-class space battleships. The fourth ship had for her captain a man named Harlock.
However, Harlock, dubbed a hero, disappeared when the war ended.
And when he appeared again, the ship he commanded had a gigantic skull etched on the bow. He raised the flag of rebellion against his government and was reviled as a space pirate.
Why did Harlock disappear only to reappear as a pirate? What is his objective?
And now…a plan to assassinate him has been put into operation!!”
A very Harlockesque plot, like grafting the background of Arcadia of my Youth (Harlock as an Earth captain) onto the setting of original SPCH (Harlock as pirate against Earth govt.) and eliminating all reference to invading aliens (Illumidas, Mazone). An oblique, well-placed reference to the Metanoids would be cool, though, because it would immediately link the film to the upcoming Mahoroba one.