The many works of Leiji Matsumoto are some of the oldest and most profilic series in history, as such some elements from those series appear in other works as fiction, often as tribute or parody.
Anime and MangaEdit
- Captain Harlock's primary qualities "strong, silent, and unshakable" helped Naoko Takeuchi create Tuxedo Mask from the Sailor Moon series.
- Axel Row from Last Exile was modeled after Harlock.
- An episode of Megas XLR featured a ship captain based on Captain Harlock inviting Coop and co. onto his ship.
- In the Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay tabletop games, the legendary Rogue Trader Solomon Haarlock is presumably named after Captain Harlock and Robert E. Howard's Solomon Kane.