Examining Old School Anime: How a Mazone Shows the Importance of Mental Prayer

Episode 15 of Space Pirate Captain Harlock features, after Queen Lafresia, the most interesting Mazone we’ve yet met.  Aurora been posted inside an ice palace at the North Pole, where she waits for Captain Harlock to investigate the curious pattern produced by an aurora borealis.  Her only purpose in life is to kill Captain Harlock, and Aurora… Read More Examining Old School Anime: How a Mazone Shows the Importance of Mental Prayer

Examining Old School Anime: A Christian’s Conduct in War

Episode eight of Captain Harlock features a rare act of mercy: a captured Mazone is permitted to depart peacefully from the Arcadia.  However, Harlock’s decision does not please Daiba, whose father was murdered by a Mazone.  Part of his reason for joining the crew of the Arcadia was to get revenge on these aliens.  Daiba demands… Read More Examining Old School Anime: A Christian’s Conduct in War

Examining Old School Anime: The Beatitude of Suffering in Captain Harlock

In thinking about a Christian theme to pick out from Space Pirate Captain Harlock, the image of Mayu standing determined before the crucifix in her school’s chapel continuously comes to mind.  Mayu is the orphaned daughter of Captain Harlock’s friend, whose final wish was for her to be raised on Earth.  Because of his promise. Captain… Read More Examining Old School Anime: The Beatitude of Suffering in Captain Harlock