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Old February 1 2010, 12:04 AM   #49
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Re: Space Battleship Yamamoto: The Movie

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This actually looks pretty good. I say that without ever having seen an episode of the animated version, though I've seen lots of images from it.
I watched the dubbed, serialized US version when I was a kid and was amazed at how sophisticated it was. This movie looks fantastic.
FYI - The released a new Space battleship Yamato anime film in Japan very recently (12/12/09):

One link is the redone opening theme; the second link is a promo bit they did prior to the release of the film. Since Space Cruiser Yamato was what got me into anime in highschool back in 1978 (I saw the compilation film where they KEPT the original names and story, and then later the Starblazers U.S. dub version of Quest for Iscandar) - but I have to say, I still love the Japanese version of the opening theme to this day.
Cool. Thanks. I'm not the huge fan of Yamato that my friend is so I'll be sure to forward these links to him.

When I watched Starblazers on channel 29 out of Philadelphia about 30 years ago, I was already at the age where I thought I had outgrown cartoons. And I have to admit, a lot of the show struck me as silly and hokey even then. But there was also plenty there that suggested a pretty serious sci-fi adventure show, better than most of the live action sci-fi drek one could hope to see on American tv at that time. I'll always have a fondness for it, even though I never developed a taste for anime in general.
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