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Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick: V.1 Ahab Awaits (ep.1-5)

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Product Details

  • Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: ADV Films
  • Release Date: Nov. 29 2005
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • ASIN: B000B8I9VS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #195,862 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Hakugei ¿ The Legend of the Moby Dick (Vol. 1)

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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an intresting anime April 4 2006
By jingko - Published on
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.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Moby Dick Nov. 25 2007
By David Taylor - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I can't believe people haven't written a review about this series Feb. 1 2006
By Ronnie Clay - Published on
Format: DVD
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!