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Old December 31 2013, 09:09 AM   #571
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Re: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

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Has anyone heard any NEW info on the movie that is supposedly coming out in 2014?
People are saying that it's not a movie, but a complete reboot of the second season being "aired" in the same way as 2199.
That would make my day, (although I had read the producer of the original 'Journey to Iscandar' retelling wasn't planning on doing this for the 'Comet Empire' storyline); that said, I'll wait until we have confirmation on what it will be from an official source.
I really hope this is true. Series two ranks up there with Macross as my favorite sci-fi anime ever.
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Old December 31 2013, 03:51 PM   #572
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I like the idea of a comet empire storyline remake/retelling a lot better than the prequel ideas being discussed by tptb earlier.
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Old December 31 2013, 07:09 PM   #573
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^^^ Me too. Glad they're taking it in this direction. Now if they could only figure out some miracle how to make Bolar Wars watchable.
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Old January 7 2014, 01:37 AM   #574
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Has anyone heard any NEW info on the movie that is supposedly coming out in 2014?
The last thing we've heard from the producer is that there will be news soon and that "2199" would still be in the title, not "2195" or "2201".

So that suggests a side-story rather than a prequel or a sequel.

Early bets, based on the producer's racial leanings, is that the movie will be the story of what happens to Gamilas after Yamato leaves in 2199. There are five months or so between when Yamato left and the end of the year when Yamato returned to Earth. The Gamilas Empire has lost a lot of ships and key personel. Plus Dessler is missing and assumed dead. And we know the Comet Empire is out there pressing at the Gamilas borders.

The story would also be a way to setup for a second season of Yamato as you would have a movie budget to do all the ship and character art for the next season in the film. All those Comet Empire characters and ships. This would leave only the Earth ships and a few new characters to add in the next season (as a lot of people were introduced early in 2199).

Now this might follow the tale of the Admiral and his daugher as they fight for Gamilas and Iscandar. Or it might follow Dessler as he tries to regain his power or how he was "forced" into working with Zordar of the Comet Empire.
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Old January 9 2014, 03:02 AM   #575
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Rightstuf has the series on their site for pre-order now, so at least you can buy it from a "reputable" retailer instead of direct from them or from a Japanese bookstore that only exists in SF and NYC. lol
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Old January 9 2014, 03:00 PM   #576
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Old January 10 2014, 10:10 PM   #577
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Here's the BD:
http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6...m/101056/4/0/0

It's more barebones than the JP release - no commentaries.
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Old January 18 2014, 08:11 PM   #578
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Love the series, finally watching the last 4 episodes today. This is the textbook way to "re-imagine" a series. I desperately want to see the Comet Empire now.

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Old January 22 2014, 10:39 PM   #579
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Also, because I'm insane, I've been watching the official news updates for Yamato US:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUmLMF1Zj7Y

I think you have to be a fan of Japan to understand why this is funny and not completely surreal. But, as you can see from youtube comments, it's certainly alienating old time Starblazers fans.
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Old January 28 2014, 07:56 PM   #580
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Dommel's Fleet Battleship will join Bandai's line on Yamato 2199 1/1000 scale models lineup in July. No price yet as it was just accounced last week.

But it will be a long model. 73 centimeters long. Almost 29 inches long. And I want one. The other ships are in the , "yeah that might be nice" catagory, but Dommel's ship is a "must have" because of our convention gaming time. There is only one official miniature of that ship that I know of and it is four inches long. It is larger that most of ther other ships, but it just doesn't give off the menace of as super dreadnaught that is over twice the size of Yamato. Having the 1/1000 scale model on the table will give that impression. We will probably also get a 1/1000 scale Yamato to show with it. Just to impress on people just how big that ship is.
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Old January 28 2014, 08:54 PM   #581
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Here's the BD:
http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6...m/101056/4/0/0

It's more barebones than the JP release - no commentaries.
Egads, $50 bucks for 4 episodes. Sniffle. Brings back memories of visiting Sam Goody's, and browsing the anime section, longing to buy VHS- then later discs containing 2 to 4 episodes, but couldn't due to insane prices.
Does rightstuf still have those huge catalogs listing all their...stuff?
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Old January 29 2014, 03:56 AM   #582
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$45 actually, but yeah that's Voyager's insane pricing for you and there would be shipping too it would end up being about $50 I suppose, you should look at what they charge for the older show's sets and movies.

Maybe Rightstuf isn't able to discount their prices for Voyager, like they do for pretty much everyone else. Although, if you get their "Got Anime" card you can probably shave a few bucks off that (10% off each order or something).

Yeah, they still have catalogs, they send me one every few months. You can also order the catalog on the website.

As for me, whether or not I pay out to one of these companies that charges a kidney for their products depends on how much I liked the show. I have a few AniplexUSA releases and they're basically the same way if not worse. I also import the occasional Japanese anime movie or OVA on Blu-ray if it happens to have English subs and if it's something I don't think will be released here. That's not all that cheap either, a single movie on BD will run you like $65-70 to import.

Yamato 2199 would be one of those series I think would be worth owning personally, though if I do I'll probably go with the cheaper DVD option.
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Old January 29 2014, 10:08 PM   #583
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If you want the series cheaper, go for the Star Blazers 2199 DVD release. It will be at least half the price of importing the Japanese Blu-ray that is already out from Bandai Visual off Amazon.jp. And probably a third to even a quarter of the price if you tried to get it off Amazon.com or eBay.

The release style is different though. In the US you get six discs to the Japanese seven. The Japanese released them like films with Chapter 1 being the first two episodes, followed by another chapter of four episodes each until the end of Chapter 7. The US release has them grouped as an episodec TV show. Four episodes per disc until the last disc (six) which will have six episodes on it. I don't know if that will hurt or help the narrative structure at all as I can sort of see how it work if each chapter ends in the middle episodes from Chapter 2 to Chapter 6.

US release:

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Disc one ends at Saturn.
Disc two ends after the battle near the Red Star (Gliese 581).
Disc three ends with them being attacked by the Wulf (might make for a good cliffhanger).
Disc four end over Beeland (might be a nice resolution to the arc)
Disc five ends with the Battle of the Rainbow Star Cluster (awesome episode)
Disc six ends normally, but has six episodes.

Japanese release:

Disc one ends with Yamato's launch from Earth
Disc two ends with the Battle over Pluto
Disc three ends with the capture of a Gamilas pilot
Disc four ends with a mental attack on Yamato
Disc five ends with the Battle of Balun
Disc Six ends with a cliffhanger at Gamilas
Disc Seven ends normally.

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Old February 5 2014, 11:26 PM   #584
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The new Yamato 2199 film is projected to release in Fall of 2014.
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Old February 6 2014, 06:11 PM   #585
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The new Yamato 2199 film is projected to release in Fall of 2014.
Any word on it's storyline?
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