1st volume of series by Leiji Matsumoto, Kōichi Shimahoshi ships in October
Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Leiji Matsumoto and Kōichi Shimahoshi’s Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage (Captain Harlock ~Jigen Kōkai~ manga. Seven Seas will release the manga in single volume editions, with the first volume slated for October 3.
Seven Seas describes the manga:
When Tadashi Daiba’s father is murdered by invaders known as the Mazon, he becomes frustrated in the face of the Earth government’s flippant attitude. Landing himself in prison, Tadashi finds himself invited aboard the battleship Arcadia, controlled by none other than the legendary Captain Harlock. Joining his crew on their journey through space, Tadashi’s future will lead him to confront not only the Mazon, but the many other forces across the universe threatening humanity’s very existence.
Matsumoto and Shimahoshi launched the manga in Akita Shoten‘s Champion RED magazine in 2014. Akita Shoten published the manga’s fifth compiled book volume in October. The manga inspired a stage play in Japan that ran in Tokyo in June.
In Matsumoto’s original 1977-79 Space Pirate Captain Harlock manga, the title character rebels against Earth’s inept government and fights for humanity with his