New 3 minute Harlock Film trailer SUBBED

•July 25, 2013 • 15 Comments

Here it is.  Gah, this is super spoilerish indeed.  (Can we start shipping Harlock and Yama or not yet?)

Aku no Hana 13 (END)

•July 4, 2013 • 4 Comments


I have three things to say about this final episode, and I’ll start at the end:

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Harlock Film: International Distribution + Matsumoto’s Comment

•June 30, 2013 • 58 Comments

As you can see in the pic, the original Space Pirate Captain Harlock will begin airing next week in Japan (Toei channel).  The countdown is on!!  Anyway, both of the news items below are weeks old, but I hadn’t heard of them so I present them to you.

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Harlock-Movie Site Updated: Intro/Story Sections Translated

•June 21, 2013 • 10 Comments

Thanks to H for the news.  The site is looking more and more stunning.  Do check it out.  The News section doesn’t really have anything new on it, and the Cast section is “coming soon,” but we’ve got some meaty morsels in the Introduction and Story sections, so I’ve translated both of these pages below.

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Interested in a Harlock/Leijiverse Forum?

•June 20, 2013 • 33 Comments
New poster!

New poster!

The topic comes up every so often on this blog, and the need for an English-speaking forum focused on the Leijiverse is more pressing now than ever. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting 40+ comments on my Harlock film posts (more than 80 on one of them!) but it does become hard to navigate.

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Subbed Harlock Trailer

•June 18, 2013 • 29 Comments

The latest Harlock film trailer seems to be turning up in more and more YouTube channels, and the number of people wondering what the heck all of these interesting characters are saying continues to grow, so I’ve gone ahead and uploaded my subbed version.  I hope it doesn’t get taken down immediately (if anyone could confirm whether it’s accessible I’d much appreciate it). The film needs as much exposure as we can give it.


EDIT: Just realized someone hardcoded my subs and uploaded the video days ago. Wish they had credited me or linked to me but oh well 🙂

Aku no Hana 11

•June 17, 2013 • 4 Comments

Well, this just got even funkier.  But first, some pictures:

Is it just me or is Kasuga getting handsomer?

Is it just me or is Kasuga getting handsomer?

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New Matsumoto Interview Translated (3 of 3)

•June 16, 2013 • 1 Comment

[Actually, this is from March, so it’s hardly new, but I wanted to keep the same title I’ve been using.  This is the last section of that Asahi Shimbun interview.  My own comments are in brackets.]


Keep on drawing limitless space

Interviewer: Your hometown is strongly reflected in your own works, isn’t it?

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Subtitles for the Harlock Super Trailer

•June 15, 2013 • 6 Comments


It’s funny that you can find whole transcripts of the silliest things on 2ch, but there’s absolutely nothing on the upcoming Harlock CG film.  It took me a while, but I was able to make my own transcript of the latest (1 min. 45 sec.) trailer.  I’ve put the transcript itself at the bottom of this post for those who can read Japanese.

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Visual Harlock

•June 11, 2013 • 44 Comments

I’ve been in contact with a Japanese Leijiverse fan who also happens to be a talented artist.  He (?) sent me two lovely pics and I got permission to post them here.  The artist goes by the name of あるめ@psy (the hiragana reads “arume”) and is on pixiv as well, so definitely check all of the pictures over there.  In the meantime, look at this:

harlock tochiroAnd also:

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