Leiji Matsumoto is one of Japan's most influential manga creators. He is best known for Galaxy Express 999, Captain Harlock, and an animated collaboration with western musical duo, Daft Punk.Kouiti Shimaboshi is a Japanese manga artist who made his debut on the highly acclaimed remake of Captain Harlock.
"Harlock leads the way to a world of new ideas."
--James Cameron (Film Director)"There are enough stylistic differences and a few plot points that vary from the original to make this interesting for fans who read the first series, but this perhaps stands stronger as an introduction for new readers to one of the most influential science fiction manga of the twentieth century." --Rebecca Silverman, Anime News Network
"Kouiti faithfully preserves Leiji Matsumoto's character designs (I love Tadashi's young handsome look and Tochiro Oyama's goofy design in particular). At the same time, he brings a quality and detail to the art that brings Harlock into the twenty-first century." --Tia Kalla, Women Write About Comics