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Seven Seas Blasts Off with the Original Space Pirate in Release of Leiji Matsumoto’s CAPTAIN HARLOCK: THE CLASSIC COLLECTION Manga Hardcovers

Posted on May 26th, 2017

Seven Seas Entertainment is proud to announce the license acquisition of the original Captain Harlock manga series, the genre-defining space opera by manga legend Leiji Matsumoto featuring one of the most revered characters in science fiction history!

After a mysterious sphere collides with Tokyo, legends seemingly born of the ancient Mayan civilization appear. But in truth, the beings are alien invaders known as the Mazone, plant women who wandered the earth in bygone ages–and have now returned to make it theirs. With a ragtag crew of renegades at his side, only the space pirate Captain Harlock has what it takes to save the planet.

“Publishing this archetypal series, which is now celebrating its 40th anniversary, is a real privilege,” says Seven Seas publisher Jason DeAngelis. “Everyone knows who Captain Harlock is from all the books, anime, and films about him–but until now, Leiji Matsumoto’s original manga wasn’t available in North America. We’re thrilled to finally bring this blockbuster to its longtime fans and give the manga itself the VIP treatment it deserves.

Seven Seas will publish the Captain Harlock: The Classic Collection manga series for the first time in North America in print as three large trim hardcover omnibus editions. Volume 1 will be released on April 24, 2018 for $24.99 USA / $28.99 CAN.