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Hakugei ¿ The Legend of the Moby Dick (Vol. 1) (2005)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: November 29, 2005
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000B8I9VS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #509,454 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The broadcast series Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick is set in the distant future, 500 years after the great age of human space exploration. Derelict ships called "whales" drift through the galaxy: rich prizes for the salvage crews known as "whale hunters." Fourteen-year-old Lucky Luck fulfills his dream when he's accepted as an apprentice by Captain Ahab, the greatest hunter of them all. Lucky is still learning his way around The Lady Whisker, when the crew encounters Dew, an android reprogrammed long ago by a mysterious and powerful white being. Hakugei is a somewhat manic attempt to move the clichés of Western seafaring into outer space: The crew consists of colorful misfits, Ahab talks like Captain McCallister on The Simpsons ("Yarrgh!"), and his orders are broadcast by a screeching mechanical parrot. Hakugei has about as much to do with Herman Melville's novel as Harlock Saga does with Wagner's Ring operas. (Rated TV PG, suitable for ages 12 and older: brief nudity, grotesque imagery, violence, alcohol and tobacco use) --Charles Solomon

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Ahab’s deadly obsession lives! The year 4699. A young adventurer on a desperate mission sets off to find Captain Ahab and his crew of outlaw whale hunters. Only Ahab can save his home planet from the most horrific beast known throughout the universe: Moby Dick. But first he will need to locate the fugitive Captain and his elusive crew. And if he finds them, will he pass muster to join the toughest crew of whale hunters in the galaxy? And will Ahab agree to risk it all for one more shot at the Great White? Riveting Sci-Fi action in the distant future as Captain Ahab continues his legendary pursuit of MOBY DICK!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Moby Dick November 25, 2007
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Moby Dick has a very artistic feel to it. The story is top notch and the development of the characters is truly great. We see how the future will be like for whale hunters in the future. The whole idea of hunting old space ships that have been abandoned and calling them whales is truly amusing. For those who love a great anime series and a new take on an old great tale, I suggest giving this version of Moby Dick a chance, you won't be disappointed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars an intresting anime April 4, 2006
By jingko
Format:DVD
It takes place in space, in the way future, and with an intresting crew of "whale" hunters, "whales" by the way are ships. Captin Abhab and his crew find one day a "whale" with someone attached. that some one is Dew, an andriod from the past that has ties with Moby Dick. and on borde there is another with ties to the white whale whose name is Lucky. what will happen the the crew when everyone is together and the whale is on the lose? well anything and everything.Its really intresting take off of the classic book. not for younger kids.
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The year is 4699 (boy that's way in the future). A young adventurer on a desperate mission sets off to find Captain Ahab and his crew of outlaw whale hunters. Only Ahab can save his home planet from the most horrific beast known throughout the universe: Moby Dick.

Now people don't ignor this anime series, be interested!
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