Captain Harlock and the Third Demension

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jun 14, 2011 in Animation |

Here’s the net’s first good look at Toei’s Space Pirate Captain Harlock remake, a 3D film pilot produced by Toei animation back in 2010. Apparently they finished this pilot some time ago and have been moving forward production on a proposed full-scale film due out sometime in 2012. The footage was shown at last year’s Tokyo International Anime Fair, Hawaii’s Kawaii-Kon this past April and again at France’s Annecy film festival a few weeks back. The above clip was subsequently aired on a French news network and looks to be the most complete footage to have been uploaded to net thus far. When I first heard about the project late last year, I freaked out a bit. I wasn’t too keen on the idea of animating Harlock in 3D. His costume alone, not to mention his hair would make it difficult. However, so far this is looking great. We’ll just have to see if Toei plans on sharing any more of the film in the coming months.

Harlock Pilot Footage 1

Harlock Pilot Footage 2

Harlock Pilot Footage 3

via anime news network

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