It is a paradox where both continuity and discontinuity can thrive to give characters the joys and tragedies of existence and continue to bring them back for further adventures without giving a ridiculous resurrection tale to bring them back.
Sore Ga Otoko Da!
"That's what being a man is all about"
Being a man in Matsumoto's work has a special meaning. A man has a mission to pursue his dreams and ambitions at all cost.
"If you are a man, sometimes you must go even when know you would lose. Sometimes you must fight even when you know you would die. That's the MAN." - Captain Harlock
Similar statements are made all through Matsumoto's entire works. He makes a clear distinction of his belief on how a man is supposed to live. Matsumoto describes his work regarding his characters:
"My work is drawn from men's point of view. Women are an eternal mystery to me. We men don't understand women at all. That's why women are so wonderful."