It is election time on Earth and tensions are running high. As various factions fight it out, Daiba tries to use the chaos as a cover for breaking into the Mazon’s Earth headquarters. Meanwhile, in the far reaches of space, Harlock faces down an old foe.
When Tadashi Daiba’s father is murdered by invaders known as the Mazon, he becomes frustrated in the face of the Earth government’s flippant attitude. Landing himself in prison, Tadashi finds himself invited aboard the battleship Arcadia, controlled by none other than the legendary Captain Harlock. Joining his crew on their journey through space, Tadashi’s future will lead him to confront not only the Mazon, but the many other forces across the universe threatening humanity’s very existence.
“Harlock leads the way to a world of new ideas.” –James Cameron
“There are enough stylistic differences and a few plot points that vary from the original to make this interesting for fans who read the first series, but this perhaps stands stronger as an introduction for new readers to one of the most influential science fiction manga of the twentieth century.” –Rebecca Silverman, Anime News Network
“Kouiti faithfully preserves Leiji Matsumoto’s character designs (I love Tadashi’s young handsome look and Tochiro Oyama’s goofy design in particular). At the same time, he brings a quality and detail to the art that brings Harlock into the twenty-first century.” –Tia Kalla, Women Write About Comics
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.
Kouiti Shimaboshi is a Japanese manga artist who made his debut on the highly acclaimed remake of Captain Harlock.
180 page black and white paperback with color covers
Seven Seas, 2019