Captain Harlock’s Arcadia Ship Spotted Over Tokyo

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

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Captain Harlock Feature

Well, maybe it’s not exactly as the title says. You see, Captain Harlock is the name of a long-lived anime character (who made his first debut in a 1953 show but didn’t gain a starring role until 1978), and is also the title of an upcoming computer-graphics film by Toei Animation. The film, which is based on the old Captain Harlock manga and anime, is also Toei Animation’s most expensive project to date, laying claim to a budget equal to approximately 30 million USD.

But regardless of all that, what does the title of this article mean exactly? Basically, exactly what it says. Captain Harlock’s ship, the Arcadia, was graphically imposed into footage of Tokyo’s Shibuya ward. In the footage, it can be seen passing over Shibuya before returning to launch back into the sky. Anyway, check out the video below:

It’s not the most incredibly interesting video to me, but it still seems an appropriate promo for the upcoming film. Check out the other Captain Harlock preview, which is taken from the official website:

I’m not sure about you guys, but this definitely feels like something I’d be interested in watching. Always glad to see a modern take on an old classic, even if it usually turns out incredibly wrong.


About Joey Williamson

Joey is a summer 2012 graduate of the Studio Art program at Florida State University, where he focused in illustration and sculpture. He's currently employed part-time at Toys"R"Us, sitting on that job to buff up his resume while applying for other jobs more relevant to his degree.

Things that you might catch him doing on his time off include frequent trips to the movie theater, throwing down some new sketches for project ideas that will never see the light of day, or crying about having to go to work the next day. To break the lull of his tears, he likes to watch anime and try out new games, particularly MMOs. He's a huge Sailor Moon fanboy, but also gives a 10 out of 10 to shows like Arakawa Under the Bridge, Katanagatari, and Kids on the Slope.