A shopkeeper’s unsavory past come back to haunt him, in this tale of mystery and intrigue.
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So about a decade after this, Rintaro went on to be chief director on the Space Pirate Captain Harlock TV series. Like many recent Sabu & Ichi episodes, this one features that Toei wind sound effect, that was used to such great effect in the Harlock series. Also, Sabu & Ichi’s battle stance as shown in the second picture reminds me of Harlock & Daiba fighting the Mazone in episode #9, and that song the children are singing at the end of the episode is the same song that Mayu sings at the end of Harlock #30.