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Arcadia of My Youth (わが青春のアルカディア Waga Seishun no Arukadia) is an anime film depicting the origin of Leiji Matsumoto's seminal character Captain Harlock. The film was originally released in 1982, and is directed by Tomoharu Katsumata, with Kazuo Komatsubara as animation director.

Synopsis

After a drawn-out, viciously-fought war, the earth has been conquered by the alien Illumidus Empire. Harlock, a captain in earth's fleet, crashes his ship to prevent the Illumidus from using it, and flat-out refuses to join them. With the help of his allies, Tochiro and the space pirate Emeraldas, and his lover Maya, he wages a private and bitter war against the Illumidus.


Dubbing History

The film was dubbed by Frontier Enterprises in Tokyo around 1987, by commission from Toei. The film was originally released on VHS in 1987 by Celebrity Home Entertainment under its "Just For Kids" label as Vengeance of the Space Pirate. Like most of their releases, it was heavily cut, excising about 40 minutes of content. Most notably the lengthy pre-title prologue concerning one of Harlock's ancestor's attempting to fly over the tallest peak (known as the Stanley Witch) of the Owen Stanley Mountain Range in New Guinea.

The film was later re-released by Best Film & Video along with many of the other anime released under the Just For Kids label. It was given the alternately translated title of My Youth in Arcadia, and features the full uncut dub of the film. The dub was not included in AnimEigo's 2003 DVD release. In 2017, Discotek Media released the film on DVD and Blu-Ray with the uncut English dub included.

Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Harlock-Arcadia.jpg Harlock Makio Inoue Lanny Broyles
Tochiro-Arcadia.jpg Tochiro Ōyama Kei Tomiyama Walter Carroll
Emeraldas-Arcadia.jpg Queen Emeraldas Reiko Tajima Carrie Sakai
Arcadia-Maya.jpeg Maya Reiko Mutō Michelle Hart
Arcadia-LaMime.jpeg La Mime Yuriko Yamamoto Gerri Sorrells
Arcadia-Zeda.jpeg Zeda Tarō Ishida William Ross
Arcadia-Zoll.jpeg Zoll Shūichi Ikeda Cliff Harrington
Arcadia-Muriguson.jpeg Muriguson Takeshi Aono Richard Nieskens
Acadia-PM Triter.jpeg Triter Hitoshi Takagi Mike Worman
Acadia-Bird.jpeg Bird Hiroshi Ōtake Didi Moore
Arcadia-Mira.jpeg Mira Hiromi Tsuru Justine Simons
Arcadia-BlackSuitedCommander.jpeg Black Suited Commander Hidekatsu Shibata Jeff Manning
Arcadia-Harlock I .jpeg Phantom F. Harlock I Yujiro Ishihara Lanny Broyles

Additional Voices

  • Avi Landau

Notes

  • The translation of the title used for most releases, Arcadia of my Youth, is a mis-translation. The proper translation is My Youth in Arcadia. The Best Film and Video VHS release uses the proper title.

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Region Country
Celebrity Home Entertainment 1987 VHS.jpg NTSC United States United States
Best Film & Video Corp. 1995
East West Entertainment 2005 DVD.jpg 0
NTSC
Discotek Media 2017 1
NTSC
BD A
DVB-T

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