Related Events In
Japan and USA
- 2/2013: It’s official; the rumors were true, All-CG
animation movie "Captain Harlock" is
set to release on Fall 2013! They are spending $30 million and
the movie is mainly targeted for outside-Japan audience (it will be in
English). The director is
Shinji Aramaki (directed 2004 CG movie "AppleSeed"). The Japanese article is here and
you can see the 46-seconds trailer at YouTube here.
I must say I am all against
making CG or live-action movies out of animation, but if I can convince
myself to look at it as a totally different creation, the trailer looks
- 3/2012: Ozuma,
All-new animation, created based on Matsumoto’s design and idea back
from 1980’s, is released as 6-volume OVA! Personally, I like
the basic premise but I was very unhappy with the animation
quality… You can watch all 6 episodes in Crunchyroll – Ipad/Iphone app
- 4/2004~: Thanks to the Herlock
Project, original Space Pirate Captain Harlock
TV series, Arcadia My Youth, and Arcadia My Youth ~ Endless Orbit SSX TV
series are finally all available in DVD Box set format in Japan!! Let's
see how long they become available overseas, huh :-)
- ?/2004 - Captain Herlock
Endless Odyssey English
Official site is up.
- 8/2004~: Space Symphony Maetel will be broadcasted for total of 13
- 4/2004~10/2004: The
Galaxy Railways will be broadcasted for total of 13 episodes. This
story is a background story of Galaxy Express...
- 8/2003~12/2003: Captain Herlock
Endless Odyssey was broadcasted in Japan, and DVDs are now available both
in Japan and U.S.
- 11/2002?: Captain Harlock Endless Odyssey Official
site is back online! DVDs, CD, and other merchandise information is on this official site as well...
- 11/2002: Captain Harlock
Movie production is planned? Here is the news...
- 9/2002~7/2003: Galaxy
Express 999 TV series Complete DVD-Box set will be released from Avex (6 volumes, 113 episodes, 24,800 Yen each,
except for the first volume, 19,800 Yen).
- 8/23~11/22/2002: Gun
Frontier DVD Collection will be released from Pioneer (7 volumes,
5,800 Yen each).
- 9/2002: There will be a remake version of Harlock, Space Pirate Captain Herlock
~Endless Odyssey~ broadcasted on TV! Its' production was halted for a
while, but it's back on progress again. Stories
will be slightly different
from the original film though...
- 7/5/2002: Hunt for
Young Harlock: Cosmo Warrior Zero Extra
DVD/VHS are released from Fine Arts Entertaiment
(2 volumes, 30minutes each, 6,800 Yen each for VHS, 5,800 Yen for DVD).
DVDs comes with extra footage including 18-minute interview of Matsumoto.
- 3/28/2002: Gun
Frontier was broadcasted on TV (13 episodes).
- 3/27/2002: Maetel Legend Special DVD Boxset
was released from Avex (12,000 Yen). It includes
both of 2 episode DVDs as well as soundtrack CD and special 24-page
- 11/25/2001: Cosmo
Warrior Zero DVDs were being released from AT-X (Total of 13 episodes
in 6 volumes, 5,800 Yen each).
- 7/21/2001: Galaxy Express 999 DVD-Box The Movie (4-disc set) is released from Toei (20,000
Yen). It will contain "Galaxy Express 999", "Adieu Galaxy
Express 999" "Galaxy Express 999 Eternal Fantasy"
"Galaxy Express 999 Claire of Glass(short
movie)" and lots of extra...
- 5/25/2001: Space Battleship Yamato Memorial DVD Box III
is released from Bandai
Visual (720 minutes, 32,800 Yen).
- 3/023/2001: Space Battleship Yamato's "Typing
Warp" (typing practice software - Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000 &
Mac, 4,900 Yen) and 3D movie collection from "Typing Warp"
(Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000, 3,900 Yen) are released from Source Next.
- 3/07/2001: "Maetel Legend
" volume 2 is released from avex (47 minutes, 12 minutes of extra footage) in VHS
(4,800 Yen) and DVD (region 2, 5,800 Yen) format.
- 3/2001: French rock band Daft Punk's
newest video is produced by Leiji Matsumoto! The
actual video can be viewed at their site with realplayer.
Japanese limited edition album of "Discovery" can be purchased here
- 2/01/2001: Space Battleship Yamato Eternal Edition CD
sets are released from Japan Columbia (2~4,000 Yen).
- 1/25/2001: Space Battleship Yamato
Memorial DVD-box volume 2 will be on sale from Bandai Visudal (32,800 Yen).
- 12/06/2000: " New
Matsumoto's Maetel story "Maetel Legend
" volume 2 will be released for rental-only
- 11/2000: Galaxy Express 999 Toy 7-car train set is will
be on sale from Arii-Seisakujyo (24,800 Yen).
You can choose from TV version or movie version.
- 9/20/2000: " New Matsumoto's Maetel
story "Maetel Legend
" volume 1 is released for rental-only from avex (42 minutes, 10 minutes extra footage). It will
be on sale on 12/06/2000 for VHS (4,800 Yen) and DVD (region 2, 5,800 Yen)
- 8/20/2000: Gunbelt (from
Cosmo Dragoon) made with real leather (15,000 Yen) is on sale from Yuubi-Zoukei (Cosmo Dragoon not included).
- 8/20/2000: Cosmo Gun (From Yamato) 1/1 size resin-made
model (20,000 Yen) is on sale from Liberty Planet.
- 7/2000: Cosmo
Dragoon 1/1 size dye-cast model (total length 26.5cm, wt. 500g),
finished and painted in gold or silver (19,800 Yen) is on sale from Marusin. Wood case included.
- 7/2000: Cosmo Dragoom 1979
movie version (total length 39cm) 9-parts resin model kit (19,800 Yen) is
on sale from Yuubi-Zoukei.
- 7/28/2000: Deathshadow
(First Arcadia ship) model (4,800 Yen) will be on sale from JESNET.
- 7/25/2000: "Yamato DVD
Memorial Box" will be on sale (5-disc set, 750 minutes, 32,800
Yen) from Bandai
Visual. 64 page booklet and extra footage included.
- 5/18/2000: Playstation game
"Cosmo Warrior Rei" (6,800 Yen) will
be on sale from Taito. It will be a 3-D action shooting battle game with
young Harlock, Tochiro,
Lady Emeraldas, and so on. Leiji
Matsumoto designed characters and background settings.
- 3/24/2000: The Animator Kazuo Komatsubara
(who did many TV Galaxy Express 999 episodes, both first and second GE 999
movies, My Youth in Arcadia, TV Captain Harlock,
Endless Orbit SSX) passed away from a bad case of
tumor. He will be remembered....
- 1/2000: Cosmo Dragoon 1/1
scale model is on sale (98,000 Yen) from Vice. Made with Brass, 5 types to choose from
(different serial numbers?), comes with Leiji
Matsumoto's autographed lisence card.
- 1/2000: Music CD "The World of Queen Emeraldas" (2,800 Yen) is on sale from Coumbia Japan. The music also includes the ones from
OVA and Radio Drama.
- ?/1999: Urban
Vision Entertaiment released "The
Cockpit" OVA ($24.95 Dubbed/$29.95 Subbed) in U.S.A.
- 3/2000: Leiji Matsumoto Music CD collection limited
edition (50,000 Yen) will be released in Japan by Columbia Family
Club. Comprehensive 10 CD set will be cased
in decorative box and comes with the original watch designed by Matsumoto
(special serial number will be engraved). Music covers Yamato series,
Captain Harlock, Galaxy Express 999 series,
Queen Emeraldas, Legend of Marine Snow, Queen Millennia,
Dangard A, StarZinger,
My Youth in Aracadia,
Endless Orbit SSX, and more. There will be only 1999 sets made, mail-order
only, and they are only purchasable in Japan.
- 12/1999: "Yamato
5-Set video" (23,000 Yen) is released from Columbia Family
Club. Volume 1: "Star Blazer Yamato" (146 min, 1977), Volume
2: "Farewell Star Blazer Yamato" (155 min, 1978), Volume 3:
"Star Blazer Yamato: New Departure" (118 min, 1979), Volume 4:
"Eternal Yamato" (151 min, 1980), Volume 5: "Star Blazer
Yamato - Final Volume" (175 min, 1983). Each volume comes with extra
- ?/1999: Urban
Vision Entertaiment released "The
Cockpit" OVA ($24.95 Dubbed/$29.95 Subbed) in U.S.A.
- 12/18/1999: OVA Queen Emeraldas
OVA Volume 4 "Witches of Siren" is released in Japan.
- 12/10/1999: "Galaxy Express 999 Memorial 2"
(5800 Yen in LD/3800 Yen in VHS) is released from Toei in Japan.
- 11/25/1999: OVA Harlock Saga
- Nibelung's Ring Volume 6 (final volume) is
released in Japan.
- 11/21/1999: "Leiji
Matsumoto Classical Collection" CDs are released from Columbia Japan.
Vol.1 COCX-30529 2,625 Yen, Vol.2 COCX-30530 2,625 Yen,Vol.3
COCX-30531 2,625 Yen.
- 10/21/1999: "Galaxy Express 999 Memorial 1"
(5800 Yen in LD/3800 Yen in VHS) is released from Toei in Japan. From what
I heard, it will contain TV episode 1 - 52, probably a digest of them
(simple guess from the length: 75 minutes + 15 minutes "extra
- 9/25/1999: OVA Harlock Saga -
Nibelung's Ring Volume 5 is released in Japan.
- 8/25/1999: OVA Queen Emeraldas
OVA Volume 3 "Frendship" is released
- 7/25/1999: OVA Harlock Saga -
Nibelung's Ring Volume 4 is released in Japan.
- 7/27/1999: ADVFilm will release Queen Emeraldas
OVA ($19.95 Dubbed/$29.95 Subbed) in U.S.A.
- 6/2/1999: Urban Vision Entertaiment released "DnaSight
999.9" OVA ($19.95 Dubbed/$29.95 Subbed) in U.S.A.
- 8/25/1999: Bandai Visual is going to release following
Yamato movies on DVD in Japan. (7800 Yen each):
Space Battleship Yamato (146min)
Farewell Yamato (155min)
Yamato New Depature (118min)
Yamato Forever (151min)
Final Yamato (175min)
- 8/25/1999: Queen Emeraldas
OVA volume 3 will be released in LD/DVD form in Japan.
- 5/29/1999: Galaxy Express 999 comics
volume 19 is on sale in Japan.
- 6/?/1999: Urban Vision Entertaiment announced the release of "DnaSight 999.9" (June 1999) and "The
Cockpit" (date unspecified) in U.S.A.
- 4/1/1999: Monthly Anime Outcast is open for Maetel fan-art submission! The submission
guideline is here.
- 6/?/1999: Queen Emeraldas and Arcadia models will be released from Jesnet in Japan. Material: polystone,
length: Queen Emeraldas - 20cm, Arcadia - 23cm.
Both of them come in 2 colors: normal color (?) or silver. Both of them
are 4,800 Yen (around $40). No photos are available.
- 4/?/1999: Cosmo Dragoon figure
(?) will be released from Baisu in Japan.
Material: metal & plastic, comes with special
wood gun case, even contains serial number. 49,800 Yen (around $400).
Photo is here.
- 3/25/1999: OVA Harlock Saga -
Nibelung's Ring Volume 2 is released in Japan.
- 3/21/1999 - 5/31/1999: Japanese Amusement Park Yomiuri Land
is re-opening, and Galaxy Express 999 is chosen as the main theme
for their renewal events "Take Off Festa"! Special events include but not limited
TV Commercial - 15 seconds commercial is on the air! From what I heard, Maetel is riding a jet coaster, and she is even on the
bungee jumping! Voice actor of Shasho-san is also used
as the narrator in this commercial.
"999Fantasy - Symphony of Fireworks and Music
- The combination of Fireworks and Music shoow Produced by Leiji
Galaxy Express 999 Original Artwork Display (3/21 - 5/31) - Galaxy Express 999 original
artwork display inside main entrance.
Limited Time 999 Original Menu - Brand-new restaurant
"Good Day" will carry 999 original menu items during "Takke Off Festa".
It includes: Tetsuro's 999 Set Menu (999
Yen) - 4-flavored Curried Beef, Slushy Ice Maetel
Syrop, Soft Drink, Shasho-san's
Half-don (699 Yen) - Pork Cutlett & Udon's Half Set, Maetel's
Tea Set (399 Yen) - Pancake with Maetel Syrop, Tea or Coffee.
999 Express (3/21, 3/22) - Special event train to Yomiuri Land
can carry up to 999 pairs of passengers. Ticket price (999 Yen) includes the
railroad ticket from Shinjyuku station to Yomiuri
Land station, Gondola, & Yomiuri Land Amusement Park ticket.
"The World of Galaxy Express 999" - Leiji
Matsumoto's original artwork display (approximately 100 of them will be
displayed). Life-size panel drawing of 5 characters (Tetsuro, Maetel, Harlock, etc.) display. Panoramic
Model (of 999?) display. Movie trailers and part of TV series will be
played. Photo session using Matsumoto's artwork.
"The World of Battleship Yamato" - Leiji Matsumoto's original artwork
display. Battleship Yamato 1/200 scale model display designed by Leiji Matsumoto.
- Introducing Leiji Matsumoto's personal collector
items from all over the world.
Matsumoto Talk Show & Autograph Session" (3/22) - Leiji Matsumoto's Interview and autograph session.
"Leiji Matsumoto Message
- Your message for Leiji< Matsumoto will be taken.
"Galaxy Express 999 Quiz Rally" - Participants with perfect
scores will be drawn for door prizes.
"Galaxy Express 999 Original Merchandise Corner"
- 3/15/1999: Galaxy
Express 999 comic came online! It is a continuation of "Eternal
Series", and it also contains the part of back issues. Unfortunately,
it is currently in Japanese only.
- 1/27/1999: Siegfried
did not make the deadline! However, "apology" page contained a
message from Matsumoto stating new "999" movie script is in
- 1/25/1999: OVA
Harlock Saga - Nibelung's
Ring Volume 1 was released in Japan.
- 12/18/1998: OVA Dnasight 999.9 was released in Japan. Harlock has a guest appearance in it.
- 12/18/1998: Queen Emeraldas
DVD was released in Japan.
- 11/25/1998: ADV Film
announcement on Emeraldas release in USA.
- 10/07/1998: Queen Emeraldas
OVA Volume 2 "Eternal Emblem" was released in Japan.
- 06/05/1998: Queen Emeraldas
OVA Volume 1 "Departure" was released in Japan.
- 03/07/1998: Galaxy Express 999
Eternal Fantasy movie was released in Japan.
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