More on the Harlock Film Trailer
So, if you don’t know about this, read the updated scoop [here]. Epic wardrobe malfunction, and just before Cannes to boot, what an awful coincidence 😉
Anyway, I refuse to read the script so please if you did read it don’t comment on it here.
However, I do want to bring up some more things from the super trailer, and I should start it off by asking once more: Does anyone have any info on the song?? My first thought was Linkin Park (and several others have suspected the same) but I’m not an expert on this group or others that sound similar so I don’t know..
So, here we see Yuki and Daiba rescuing Harlock. Yes, indeed, a very Endless Odyssey vibe there… And I like the fact that Daiba and Harlock resemble each other. I did mention this beforehand, but it’s worth repeating. Can you imagine the incredible amount of pressure Leiji and his crew must have suffered to make them look as different from each other as possible?
Very different vibe from most Leiji Earth governments. The name is the same, as Gaia Coalition in English is an OK equivalent of Earth Federation, or the classic corrupt government of Earth in the Leijiverse, but these guys look more like a cross between Moria and Gondor than the Federation of SPCH…
So is that Earth (I guess that’s South America on the left and a bit of Africa on the right)? It shows up a number of times, and I have to say it looks gorgeous. And right after that, just look at Daiba looking at Earth:
You see his eyes just devouring the planet (unless, of course, there’s been a major edit here, and he’s not at all looking at what we just saw, but to me the sequence makes perfect sense as is). He is mystified and awed, a bit of resistance around his mouth (like: I’m too cool for the mother planet) but dude, he’s fooling himself, he’s about to burst into tears. This is awesome.
Does the Arcadia look the same, or has it changed since fans started hollering about it? I can’t tell.
I’m not a mecha man at all, but there’s definitely something sexy about triple turrets. Books on the IJN are always talking about the triple turrets on the Yamato etc., and I once did some serious research on why they never came up with 4 or 5 (apparently 3 is the maximum that is still stable or something along those lines, it’s an optimum arrangement design-wise).
OH YEAH BABY THE TIME HAS COME!!!
Cool to see the same scene replicated like this, once for the “good guys” and once for the “bad guys.” (What’s really neat is that just looking at this trailer, you can see how Leijiesque the whole project is).
The art is superb, and the animation is superb.
Harlock sheds a tear. I just reread El Cantar de Mio Cid and so I’m very attuned to the power of a hero’s tears, and how it can reveal their strength (because they’re not afraid of exposing their weakness).
I’m dying to know just what’s going on in this scene (but you know what, not dying fast enough to read the script or have someone spoilt it for me!!!).
In conclusion, this trailer rocks and all evidence suggests that the film will rock. Any other opinion on the matter is just silliness.