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Old April 2 2012, 08:32 PM   #46
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

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Wow I missed this...another version of Yamato? First the animated movie and live action one, now this?

Edit: Just saw the 10 minute clip....very detailed mechanical design!

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IDK if I'd call this another 'version' of Yamato per se - more like "Yamato Remastered' (but IMO in a VERY good way). I have to say, if they did an English dubbed version, and the SyFy channel was able to show this new remastered - and HD - version, I do think they'd have a fair amount of viewers for it who would stick with it.

The original Yamato story is a good one, with modern Anime visuals (yet still sticking faithfully to a LOT of the original ship designs, etc.) - I HOPE they get enough support from the Japanese fans to do the whole thing.

With an English sub-title track announced, and the fact Japan is in the same BluRay region; they'll get my money for these discs; and I don't live anywhere near Japan .
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Old April 2 2012, 09:03 PM   #47
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^^^ Very true. This could hopefully be the beginning of a new Yamato Renaissance in both Japan and in the West. I would definitely consider this production a new benchmark in how to "redux" an older TV series.
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Old April 2 2012, 09:22 PM   #48
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Before everyone gets too excited about the Blu-ray I'd like to point out the Japanese video market is a lot different than other regions, the Japanese market has inflated prices it's not that unusual for shows to have 2 episodes per disc at $50!
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Old April 3 2012, 12:26 AM   #49
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Before everyone gets too excited about the Blu-ray I'd like to point out the Japanese video market is a lot different than other regions, the Japanese market has inflated prices it's not that unusual for shows to have 2 episodes per disc at $50!
Yeah, that has never chamged - was that way in the late 1980ies, early 1990ies if you ordered any Anime Laser-Discs direct from Japan.

And given that effetively this is a new OAV series (it may end up on Japanese broadcast TV someday), but from what I read the premire two episodes are being shown in Japanese theatres to promote the release of the first BluRay.

I expect to effectively pay through the nose as it were, but right now, I still have a good paying job, and don't normally splurge on a lot of stuff, but this may be an exception for me.
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Old April 3 2012, 12:40 AM   #50
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the Japanese market has inflated prices it's not that unusual for shows to have 2 episodes per disc at $50!
And I thought 3-4 episodes per disc for $20 was bad, now I feel silly.
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Old April 3 2012, 12:56 AM   #51
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From what I've heard, the video rental market is alive and well in Japan thanks to the crazy pricing structure.

I suspect there'll be a lot of pirated downloads going on over here a few days after this hits stores.
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Old April 3 2012, 12:58 AM   #52
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Looks very pretty. But goods looks aren't enough to win me over. Seems like there won't be any difference in the story.
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Old April 3 2012, 02:11 AM   #53
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Looks very pretty. But goods looks aren't enough to win me over. Seems like there won't be any difference in the story.
Hey, if it ain't broke...
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Old April 3 2012, 07:55 AM   #54
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Looks very pretty. But goods looks aren't enough to win me over. Seems like there won't be any difference in the story.
Hey, if it ain't broke...
....don't remake it
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Old April 4 2012, 01:36 AM   #55
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Looks very pretty. But goods looks aren't enough to win me over. Seems like there won't be any difference in the story.
Hey, if it ain't broke...
....don't remake it
I get the feeling you're not going to be happy about the anime based on Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin I hear is in the making.
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Old April 4 2012, 02:44 AM   #56
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I found a version of the 10 minute preview where, if you enable Youtube's closed captioning, and under 'settings' enable the 'Translate (Beta)' feature and select you language of choice (I choose English myself ) - you WILL see roughly translated (probably some form of Google Translate being used) subtitles for the clip.

[And no, it's NOT the English subtitle track on the actual BDs; but for those interested in getting some idea of what's being said if you don't really know the storyline of "Space Battleship Yamato" here... ]

Here's the link to that Youtube version of the 10 minute Preview footage (link)
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Old April 4 2012, 03:25 AM   #57
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I found a version of the 10 minute preview where, if you enable Youtube's closed captioning, and under 'settings' enable the 'Translate (Beta)' feature and select you language of choice (I choose English myself ) - you WILL see roughly translated (probably some form of Google Translate being used) subtitles for the clip.

[And no, it's NOT the English subtitle track on the actual BDs; but for those interested in getting some idea of what's being said if you don't really know the storyline of "Space Battleship Yamato" here... ]

Here's the link to that Youtube version of the 10 minute Preview footage (link)
If the translated captions aren't completely wrong it looks like there is a slight plot difference from the original in the first episode.
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Old April 4 2012, 03:39 AM   #58
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I also found a link to a bunch of production art and scans of magazine articles.

http://starblazers.com/html.php?page_id=689

Looks like they've added a number of women crewmembers to the cast.
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Old April 4 2012, 04:09 AM   #59
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

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Wow I missed this...another version of Yamato? First the animated movie and live action one, now this?

Edit: Just saw the 10 minute clip....very detailed mechanical design!

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IDK if I'd call this another 'version' of Yamato per se - more like "Yamato Remastered' (but IMO in a VERY good way). I have to say, if they did an English dubbed version, and the SyFy channel was able to show this new remastered - and HD - version, I do think they'd have a fair amount of viewers for it who would stick with it.

The original Yamato story is a good one, with modern Anime visuals (yet still sticking faithfully to a LOT of the original ship designs, etc.) - I HOPE they get enough support from the Japanese fans to do the whole thing.

With an English sub-title track announced, and the fact Japan is in the same BluRay region; they'll get my money for these discs; and I don't live anywhere near Japan .

No its a totally new series with the same story, so I wouldnt call it a "remastering". There HAS been a fan made "remastering" but obviously its not official.

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Old April 4 2012, 04:25 AM   #60
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I get the feeling you're not going to be happy about the anime based on Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin I hear is in the making.
Interesing that you mention that project, Gundam the Origin is based on a manga done a few years ago, part of it was released in the US by Viz media. It's not a true remake per say and the Gundam franchise has been doing this since the mid 80's with the movie trilogy and again in '06 with the Zeta trilogy.

The situation with Yamato is very different, I don't mind this at all since it will get more people interested in space opera and that is only a good thing, not all remakes are bad. The sad truth is that as much as I love Yamato and other works by Leiji Matsumoto getting people interested in a 40 year old anime is very difficult.
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