The cast members who will voice the main characters for upcoming CG anime film “Space Pirate Captain Harlock” have been revealed.
“Space Pirate Captain Harlock” is originally a manga series written by Matsumoto Leiji, which got TV anime adaptation back in 1978.
It depicts the activities of a space pirate “Harlock”, who rises up against the Earth’s government and fights for mankind, and his 40 crew aboard his invincible starship “Arcadia”.
The protagonist “Harlock” will be voiced by Oguri Shun, while Miura Haruma will lend his voice to a new character named “Yama.”
Oguri commented, “I was really surprised to receive the offer for this, but it’s such an honor to be able to participate in a big project like this. I’ve always thought of a cool image for Captain Harlock.” Regarding his co-star, Miura, Oguri said, “Because I rehearsed with Miura-kun, we were able to express each of our characters, as well as their relationship in a deeper manner.”
Miura’s character “Yama” is a newly created character for the film, and he is a young man who infiltrates into the Arcadia to assassinate Harlock. This will mark his first time voice acting. He left a comment saying, “I’ve always wanted to try voice acting, but getting such a masterpiece as my first work (for voice acting) made me both happy and anxious.”
The anime film is directed by Aramaki Shinji (“Starship Troopers: Invasion”, “APPLESEED”), and Fukui Harutoshi (“Boukoku no Aegis”, “Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn”) is in charge of the script.
It was also revealed the cast members who will voice Harlock’s crew include Aoi Yu, Furuta Arata, and Fukuda Ayano.
“Space Pirate Captain Harlock” will open in theaters on September 7th.