Seven Seas Entertainment recently announced their plans to publish the Captain Harlock: The Classic Collection, a reprint collection of Leiji Matsumoto’s original manga, for the first official time in North America, in print. The Captain Harlock: The Classic Collection will arrive in two separate, large trim hardcover omnibus editions.
The opening story follows 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.”
Captain Harlock: The Classic Collection: Volume 1 will release on April 24, 2018, for $24.99 US.