Art of Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Space Pirate Captain Harlock is an animation franchise produced by Toei Animation and directed, in its first series adaptation by Rintaro in 1978 ( a later adaptation was directed by Masayuki Kojima for Madhouse). The series and movies are based on the homonym manga series written and illustrated by Leiji Matsumoto. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this franchise.


In the future, in 2977 AD, humanity has achieved a vast star-faring civilisation, but is slowly and steadily succumbing to ennui or despair, often due to defeat and subjugation by a foreign invader. Rising against the general apathy, Harlock denies defeat and leads an outlaw crew aboard his starship Arcadia to undertake daring raids against Earth's oppressors. Their primary oppressors are the Mazone, a race of organic plant-based alien women who explored Earth in the mythic past and are now back to reclaim it..