The original Captain Harlock series, one of the most recognizable characters in SF history—released in English for the first time! After a mysterious sphere collides with Tokyo, legends seemingly born of the ancient Mayan civilization appear. In truth, however, the beings are alien invaders known as the Mazone, plant women who wandered the earth in bygone ages – and have now returned to make it theirs. With a ragtag crew of renegades at his side, only the space pirate Captain Harlock has what it takes to save the planet.
“…showing off a creator at the height of his powers.” —Sean Gaffney, A Case Suitable For Treatment (Manga Bookshelf)
“There’s a reason why [Leiji Matsumoto]’s the king of the space opera, and this extra-long volume does a good job showing us why.” —Rebecca Silverman, Anime News Network
“Captain Harlock continues to inspire both readers and story creators throughout all of humanity, and this collection demonstrates many of the strengths that lie within both its setting and characters. If anything, the original series serves as a great reminder of what we should continue to do both for ourselves and the greater good: ‘Under your flag, live free.'” —Boston Bastard Brigade
Leiji Matsumoto is one of Japan’s most influential manga creators. He is best known for Galaxy Express 999, Captain Harlock, and an animated collaboration with Western musical duo Daft Punk.
392 page black and white hardcover
Seven Seas, 2019