New CGI Space Pirate Captain Harlock movie looks great!

Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Leiji Matsumoto’s manga character is being brought to CGI life in a new theatrical flick from Toei Animation.

Directed by Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) from a script by Mobile Suit Gundam UC author Harutoshi Fukui, the story follows Captain Harlock as he fights for humanity with his 40 crew members aboard the invincible space battleship Arcadia.

In theaters in Japan this fall.

For those who don’t know or remember the original series here is the intro:

It’s the same creation team that made the Daft Punk anime musical Interstellar 5555.