Actors Shun Oguri (小栗旬) and Haruma Miura (三浦春馬) will star in Toei’s Captain Harlock computer-graphics film.
Oguri will play Captain Harlock and Miura, in his first voice acting role, will play a new character created for the film named Yama. Yama is a young man who infiltrates the Arcadia in an attempt to assassinate Captain Harlock.
Writer Harutoshi Fukui (Mobile Suit Gundam UC novels, live-action Bōkoku no Aegis) reconstructed the story to reflect the themes of modern society, and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) is directing with the latest filmmaking technology in the style of a Hollywood production. This film has Toei Animation’s highest production budget ever at the equivalent of over 30 million U.S. dollars.
Toei Animation has also released a new trailer to announce the release date in Japan of September 7. The first 30 seconds of the below video are new.