Sunday, 2 December 2012

2199 Space Battleship Yamato

2199... is a remake of the seminal 1974 Japanese anime TV series Space Battleship Yamato. Having not seen the original I have no idea what's going on in the trailer below, but it looks awesome!


4 comments:

  1. I got the feeling I just saw the whole movie...

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  2. Difficult to believe someone hasn't seen the original, as it's one of the most important animes introduced to America (we know it as "Star Blazers").

    Long story short, a distant planet named Gamilon bombards Earth with radioactive meteors in order to colonize it after our misfortune. Star Force sends the reconditioned Yamato to Iscandar to get a machine that will scrub the radiation on a planatery scale. Mission accomplished.

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  3. Anonymous - the original Space Battleship Yamato was very hard to get here in the UK before the interwebs. If it was ever shown (and a quick Google makes me think it might have only been in the cinema for a short time), it certainly didn't have the following it gathered in the States. Generally anime was hard-to-come by here until the early '90s. We never got the stuff that was available in the US during the 80s :-(

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  4. Ah, memories. That was the series that got me into anime in the first place, way, way back in the 20th century.

    There's also a live action version, by the way:

    http://youtu.be/6fQoh6AIgNE

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