Captain Harlock has been one of many oldest, most recognizable anime characters to have ever been developed within the medium, predating the likes of Mobile Suit Gundam, Dragon Ball, and quite a few different sequence, and now the area pirate might be making his approach to the West with an upcoming comedian ebook sequence by Ablaze Publishing. First showing within the manga sequence in 1977, Space Pirate Captain Harlock, the space-faring adventurer has traversed a number of anime sequence and feature-length movies over the many years, and now, the upcoming comedian ebook sequence will see the return of sequence creator Leiji Matsumoto.
Ablaze Publishing took the chance to share one of many variant covers for the upcoming first concern of the manga adaptation, sharing artwork from comedian ebook creator Yanick Paquette, who’s most well-known for his or her work on the likes of Wonder Woman, Wolverine, Batman, and extra:
Every Thursday we’re that includes behind-the-scenes art work from the upcoming launch of the 6 concern Space Pirate Captain Harlock sequence by Jérome Alquié & Leiji Matsumoto.
This week’s artist is @yanickpaquette!
— Ablaze (@AblazePub) April 22, 2021
The official description for the upcoming mini-series titled Space Pirate Captain Harlock, which releases its first concern this summer time on June ninth, reads as such:
“From the legendary Leiji Matsumoto, along with Jerome Alquie, comes an epic new story! Set within the timeline of the original series, this brand-new Captain Harlock adventure marks the beginning of a new story arc. Planet Earth is threatened by an upcoming invasion by the Sylvidres and despite being banished as a pirate, Captain Harlock won’t give up trying to save the world. This time, the source of danger comes directly from Earth, not outer space.”
The upcoming sequence will not simply see the creator of the area pirate return within the author’s seat, it’s going to additionally convey on artist Jerome Alquie to proceed the story of Captain Harlock. The final time we noticed the area pirate in an anime in 2013, he was in a feature-length computer-animated movie titled Harlock: Space Pirate, which introduced the basic anime character again with a contemporary makeover. Considering the longevity of the anime character, we positively would not be shocked to see him seem once more in quite a few methods sooner or later.
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