Space Battleship Yamato 2202

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Lynn Minmay, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Noname Given

    Noname Given Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, I'm well aware it's a retcon (much like Yuki not being shot dead saving Kodai as Dessler shoots him in the original); but I like that they at least give the character more of a reason for his actions then "Well hey, he's the 'Evil Villian'..." which is how he came across to me in the original (IE yes he's 'Space Hitler/Mussolini').
     
  2. skaianDestiny

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    @137th Gebirg something you might like is that the Andromeda DX booklet gives the designers for the custom Andromedas.

    The Gamdromedas were designed by Shinya Ogura and Amaterasu was designed by Takahiro Yamada. Aquarius was designed by Kobayashi, to no surprise.
     
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  3. Ithekro

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    The Andromedas were designed using what the Japanese call "the yard and pound method". Meaning she's designed to use Imperial measurements for panel lines and such (possibly why she has 16 inch guns). Basically to suggest that Andromeda and the Dreadnoughts were designed elsewhere on Earth (likely the United States, though the UK is a possible factor, if they somehow reverted to using Imperial measurements again.)
     
  4. eGuy

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    I am still waiting on my copies of the DVDs to arrive, so this is only based on a quick view-through by “other” means, but I have now seen all of 2202.

    I’ve been a lifelong fan of Star Blazers and absolutely loved 2199. It’s not perfect, but on the whole it delivered a great story and did a fantastic job of bringing something new to the world while still remaining Yamato at its heart.

    I admire 2202 for being bold enough to take the framework of the Comet Empire storyline and doing something new with it. I like that the consequences of 2199 were explored and that their ramifications had real impact in how the story moved forward. There are a lot of great sequences in 2202, and moments where it touches on that old Yamato feeling.

    However, ultimately I find that 2202 leaves me unsatisfied and does not feel as “Yamato” to me as 2199 did. Aside from the issues raised upthread, I mostly feel that 2202 did not carry the main characters forward in any meaningful way, and existed instead to mostly hit a number of preset plot beats.

    Part of my feeling also definitely comes from my dislike of the Kobayashi design ethic that pervades this work. I fully understand his history with the franchise, so I don’t dispute its “validity” within the Yamato context, but elements like the Cosmo Tiger 1 and the power armors feel like they belong in a different anime. For me Yamato has always been “World War 2 in Space” and is at its “truest” when it is at its most anachronistic, if that makes any sense.

    In all, I am happy that more Yamato is being made, and I would much rather have this flawed entry in the franchise than nothing at all. And, as stated above, I’ve already bought my DVDs, so I certainly don’t hate it. I wish the creators had stayed a little more grounded and character focused rather than using them as plot pawns, but I am glad to have this in my collection.
     
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  5. Ithekro

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    Episode 24 should be out later today/tomorrow from Funimation (basically the showdown between Yamato and Gatlantis). Its a mostly fighting episode.
     
  6. Ithekro

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    Funimation's sub/dubbed Episode 25 should be out later today.
    "Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato"

    Wait...I think I saw that one before.

    There is still one more episode left.
     
  7. Hartzilla2007

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    Well that’s not a good sign.
     
  8. zakkrusz

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    I've watched up to 22, I think I'll wait until Funi posts the last one and then marathon the last 4.