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Arcadia of My Youth

1982 2h 10m Action Adventure Sci-Fi Fantasy Anime List
Reviews 77% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings
A commander (Makio Inoue) wages a rebel war against aliens after he surrenders his ship. Read More Read Less

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todd a Generic and featuring a boring central character, this japanese space epic is nothing that hasn't been done 1,000 times over and will be done a 1,000 times again. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Arcadia of My Youth is the second animated adaption and entry into Leiji Matsumoto's Space Pirate Captain Harlock franchise. While Arcadia of My Youth is a fantastic stand-alone film, I would personally not recommend it to someone who hasn't seen anything else featuring Captain Harlock. Not because the film requires you to know the character, but because the film plays out more like an origin story and closes open-ended.(followed-up by an unofficial American comic book and an unsuccessful TV series) If you're interested in Harlock I would highly recommend watching the '78 TV series first, a masterpiece of TV animation, even though it is an entirely different continuity from this film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member You will cry many manly tears while watching this masterpiece of anime greatness. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member although it does not follow the story set in the 1978 show this is still a good piece of fiction and worth watching. i think it's best to interpret each captain harlock presentation as part of a legend. if you're not familiar with 'space pirate captain harlock' i will clue you in, every appearance he makes is slightly different, not just in storyline, but sometimes in personality. if you're interested in the personality aspect of the character then i suggest the original '78 series and cosmo warrior zero series. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm torn here. I love Galaxy Express 3(9) and Matsumoto's animation style, it really grows on me, but "Arcadia of My Youth" didn't thrill me. It lacks all the powerful sentimentality and ethos of "Express" and we are left with only the space Opera, Cowboy elements. There are so many unexplained things in Matsumoto's earlier works, and here we have a bad alien race taking over Earth, and a few left over rebels fighting back, more original in 83' but still not full of the realism of found in apathetic story tellers in meta fiction...oh, yeah, the music rocks in this film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member I Love This Stuff! Matsumoto Leiji did a GREAT job here! Captain Harlock is a great character! I saw this in Japanese and WOW! It blew me away when I was 9! I wish They could dub it better! Old School Anime at it's Best! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A commander (Makio Inoue) wages a rebel war against aliens after he surrenders his ship.
Tomoharu Katsumata
Yooichi Onaka
Production Co
Toei Animation Company
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Anime
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 14, 2018
2h 10m