You may not know the name Leiji Matsumoto, but you've seen his work. Including Space Battleship Yamato (aka Star Blazers in the U.S.), Space Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999. His work stands out, because of his striking characters and because of his distinctive themes.
We all know that Daft Punk's composed the soundtrack to Tron Legacy. But did you know that in 2003, the band teamed up with Toei Animation to create an intergalactic odyssey about alien pop bands? Witness Interstella 5555.
Check out the impressive space battle happening in Space Pirate Captain Harlock's CG-animated movie trailer. The detail is there, right down to Harlock's larger-than-life facial scar and the massive skull mounted on the front of his ship.
Captain Harlock's CG-animated movie face has surfaced at Tokyo's Anime Fair. We're pretty impressed with the space pirate's look, including the swoon-inducing scar. But according to people who saw the footage, he's not the only sexy thing in the movie.