Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Lynn Minmay, Feb 21, 2012.
More because the new OP is done by a J-Pop band considered "safe" for the MBS timeslot.
The OP doesn't seem to fit the show, seems to be the main thing. Some are off on spoilers, but to be honest clips for Opening songs have been around a long time. That this one didn't show up until episode 16 might be something, and it only has clips up to episode 18 in it. Episode 19-22 don't come out on BD until Friday.
Star Blazers had clip opening and ending. The shots for the Op for season 2 were almost all from episode 25 of that series.
Here is the new OP by the way.
Also some clips from episode 20 and 21 (probably spoilers but that kind of goes without saying):
Torpedo bombers against Yamato and dogfighting.
Post-battle recon flight
Wow! WTF are they thinking? As an old/original Yamato fan, IMO this new opening absolutely sucks balls. Utter garbage.
For TV, I suppose it makes sense. There's probably a music video to go with it!
I hope they bring back the original song. This is like having a pop song for a theme to a Star Trek series
Yamato airs on the MBS Sunday 5:00 PM slot. This is kinda how they do things. Putting in J-Pop bands, trying to broaden the appeal to houses wives and fangirls. I'm surprised they didn't tell the writers and directors to edit the female characters down to background scenery because too much female presence might be considered inappropriate for the timeslot.
As much as I love anime and studying the Japanese culture, legends and mysticism, there are still some things I will never fully understand.
The original OP is still on the BD version of the episodes and the theatrical releases.
An even more spoiler laiden clip form episode 21.
Do not watch if you don't want to be spoiled. This is about a delivery to a Gamilas prison world of a very special guest and the reenforment of how race has a pecking order in the Empire. (also that Commander Wulf is really a good guy under that mustache...and a badass)
Nice to know I won't have to suffer fast forwarding through the 'new' titles when my Vol. 6 Blu-Ray arrives (was just e-mail notified they shipped it from Japan yesterday (Wednesday.) I should have it by next Tuesday.
Via one of the facebook pages, a image of Dessler's new ship for the end of Yamato 2199 (should show itself in Chapter 7 in a few months time).
Traveling around the internet, and what do my eyes see.
Another announcement of a Starblazers Live action movie. I will believe this when it comes out.
Let's hope the Harlock movie will turn out just as good.
The first 12 minutes were definitely nice to watch: http://www.konbini.com/fr/culture/12-minutes-albator-3d/
So, it looks like they'll be translating the 2010 Japanese live-action movie, instead of going with that insipid Disney-inspired version with the "Arizona" instead of "Yamato" or "Argo". Good! Looks like they're doing it right this time...
They were in talks about the bringing the live action movie to the states back in 2011. Don't you think we would have heard about it being acquired by about early 2012? I think this maybe something else altogether.
The international licensing of some of these things can be quite convoluted. Seems to me that a 3-4 year turn-around time on something like this wouldn't be too bad. And, as you say, they have been in talks since 2011, right after the movie released. Maybe they have finally come to an agreement.
Who knows.... Actually, if other international markets had it a few months after it was released, then why didn't the US? That does not make sense. The first Godzilla movie was released in the US about a yr after it was released in Japan after filming scenes with Perry Mason (can not remember the actors name) himself in it for the American audience.
On another note:
This is what I found on Youtube recently:
I do not know if this is fan made. But it looks like it is. But I do not want to get anyone's hopes up that this will happen. I did translate some of the comments, albeit, some did not make sense, but one was about it could happen.
So please do not think that this is official until someone says that they will be doing Yamato: Comet Empire.
Check the date the video was posted...April 1st.
Some films get in quickly because someone with enough money wants the film. Otherwise negotionation can last a while. Also if the title only has one copyright or trademark holder it is easier as you only have to deal with one company rather that a half dozen.
Chapter 6 is out now on BD.
Found another clip for ep 22. It takes place shortly before going into Warp:
The warp effect is sort of a cross between Star Trek TMP and Galactica, it looks cool
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