Maetel Legend

Title:Maetel Legend
Keywords: , , ,
Notables: ENOMOTO Atsuko
Original Concept - MATSUMOTO Leiji
R1 License - Central Park Media(Defunct)
YUKINO Satsuki
The prequel to the Harlock Saga. This is the story of Queen Esmeraldas and her Sister Maetel. this is the start of a legend.
Ok a more complete synopsis. Welcome to the dying planet of La Maetel. It was knocked off it's course and is currently going through an ice age. The queen Andromeda is so desperate to save her people that she calls in the Cyborg Hardcase to help. His Answer, MECHANIZE the populace, starting with the queen.

While this seems to be a prequel to Ginga Tetsudo 999, it is a bit different as each Leji movie was done by a different House and each one wanted EXCLUSIVE rights to the toys. So the only thing we have in common with all the Lejis is that all his girls are willow thin.
[OVA, 2000-2001, 2 episodes, 42+48 min]
[edit] The ↗Captain Harlock franchise:
  • (1982) Arcadia of My Youth (Movie, alternate retelling)
  • (1982) _ Arcadia of My Youth: Endless Orbit SSX (TV) (sequel, 22 TV episodes)

[edit] Galaxy Express 999 Main Series: Galaxy Express 999 Movies: Galaxy Railways:
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Watch 7 6 7 7 5 5 Ggultra2764 [series:406#1552]
Maetel Legend's role in the mythos of the Leijiverse is to serve as an origin story for Galaxy Express 999's Maetel and Emeraldas, covering how their mother and home world were manipulated and turned into machines, as well as exploring the start of the robotic war against humanity. The OVA tries to play up the ordeals of the sisters as dramatic, but the rushed pacing, dramatic overemphasis on the girls and their mother's loss of humanity, some sloppy transitions and the lack of a conclusive ending put a dent on the quality of this self-contained OVA. This will likely be worth a look for diehard Leiji Matsumoto fans to look into Maetel and Emeraldas' origins, but I wouldn't consider rewatching it after a single watch.

Last updated Sunday, February 24 2013. Created Sunday, February 24 2013.
Watch Forbin [series:406#1573] least it is better than Harlock Saga.
You kill of the bad guy, and destory his brain..3 minutes later, there's his brain all intact on the floor. Hold it, didn't we destroy that?
Very Leji Matsumoto. All the girls are skinny and with flowing hair and small pointy noses.
Hmm..why did I mark this a watch. Well Lets see, first Emeraldes' hair changes COLOR at least 5 times during the Anime in the SAME SCENE!. She goes to sleep (Blonde), wakes up (Red), running down the hall, BLONDE, talks to her mother, BROWN, finds her sister, BLONDE AGAIN.

Last updated Wednesday, December 15 2004. Created Tuesday, December 14 2004.
Buy 9 6 8 7 7 The Coyote [series:406#64]
This is one of my personal favorites although I'll admit it is an aquired taste I just can't get enough of this universe. This wonderful back story on Emeraldas and Maetel and how they came to be wandering the cosmos. The tragic end to their mother (sort of) and their home. If you like this universe bye this otherwise rent it and just see if you like it you might be suprised.

Last updated Sunday, April 21 2002. Created Sunday, April 21 2002.

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