3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (Marco) Fansub Now Available!
Excellent news, everybody! 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother, aka Marco, is now available for download. Yes, English subtitles are included! Just head down to the Download section and begin downloading.
The 1976 World Masterpiece Theater series is an anime masterpiece. The brainchild of Isao Takahata (director), Hayao Miyazaki (layout, continuity), and Yoichi Kotabe (character design), Marco is the second of three classic television series of the 1970s, both directed by Takahata-san - 1974's Heidi, Girl of the Alps; 1979's Anne of Green Gables.
This middle series is the most complex, and most emotional of the three. Heidi paired exuberant energy with high melodrama; Marco scuttles the niceties and goes straight for the heart. I think 3000 Leagues is the richer experience; the tragedy of Marco's suffering, and his endless search, becomes an archetype for man's search for meaning. It achieves an epic grandeur. At its heart, this is a deeply Jewish story. You almost expect God to appear at the end and deliver his speech from the Book of Job.
Once again, Neo1024 delivers the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. One request: could you break up the torrent into smaller downloads? 14GB is probably going to be too much for many people. Smaller file sizes would enable faster downloads and help make sharing easier.
Again, my deepest thanks.