phantom harlock

Captain Harlock’s first debut was in 1969. He starred in a manga one shot called Pilot 262 about a German fighter pilot during WWII. Leiji Matsumoto took inspiration from his father who was a fighter pilot in WWII. So Phantom F. Harlock II from Arcadia of my Youth was actually the very first Harlock to ever be created.

HARLOCK FIRST APPEARED IN A MANGA ONE SHOT CALLED PILOT 262 IN 1969 AND IT WAS ABOUT A GERMAN FIGHTER PILOT DURING WWII

So Phantom F. Harlock II was actually the first Harlock ever! And Matsumoto was inspired by his father who was a fighter pilot in WWII! I never knew any of this! I NEED TO FIND AND READ PILOT 262!!!!