|Space Pirate Captain Harlock (Manga)|
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Space Pirate Captain Harlock (宇宙海賊キャプテンハーロック Uchū Kaizoku Kyaputen Hārokku) is a manga series written and illustrated by Leiji Matsumoto, serialized Akita Shoten's Play Comic from 1977 to 1979.
Seven Seas Entertainment had licensed the series and released it as Captain Harlock: The Classic Collection.
The series follows the titular Captain, an outcast turned space pirate after he rebelled against Earth's Government and mankind's general apathy.
In the future, Mankind has achieved a vast spacefaring civilization, 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.
The oppressors are the Mazon, a race of vegetable-based women who explored Earth in the mythic past and are now back to reclaim it. Only Harlock and his mismatched crew are brave enough and capable enough to face the enemy.