Space Battleship Yamato 2202

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  1. Skipper

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    But I have to say that Yamato 2202, with all its shortcomings, still has the capacity to give me goosebumps when that music starts...
     
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  2. Blamo

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    Yeah, that theme certainly adds to the goosebump giving. I think it also played during the destruction of Balun scene. :)

    Come to think of it, one of the things Yamato 2199 has over 2202 is a better mix of comedy with it's action. The scene at Balun both looked and was awesome, but the reactions of the Gamilians were hilarious.


    To be honest I can't remember much of the original. I certainly don't remember the planet bombing scene being done in the original, so it's possible Dessler is actually even worse in the remake.
     
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  3. Skipper

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    And if it existed, surely it would be eliminated from the Star Blazers version...
     
  4. 137th Gebirg

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    The planet bombing was definitely in the original (both SBY and SB). In fact, many of the scenes were virtually identical between the originals and 2199. Some of the more graphic scenes of people being incinerated were removed but the main catalyst for the trip to Iscandar was preserved.
     
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    So I just discovered this recently. It's actually been out since 2015 (has nearly 8 million views), but I figured it had to be codified here, as I don't think anyone's mentioned it yet. This girl from Japan (826aska) uses a Yamaha Electone keyboard to do a number of famous theme songs (Star Wars, E.T., Jurassic Park, etc.). This one is Space Battleship Yamato. It is, in a word, perfect. Not a single missed key or beat, and the samples she uses almost seem right out of the original orchestral score. Quite an effective advert for Yamaha. This girl has got skills!



    Edit: Crap! For some reason it lists as "unavailable" after I've posted it here, even though it most certainly is available and accessible directly through YouTube. I wonder if they have some blocking mechanism on it for remote linking. :mad:

    If you click on the little circular logo at the upper-left corner of the thumbnail above, it will take you to her channel that has this video listed at the top.
     
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  6. Noname Given

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    IDK - If I was in Command of that Gamilalian Fleet at the Balun Warp Gate and I had seen the gunners of those ships pretty much be unable to hit the broad side of a Barn as it trasits the area and further unable to hit a stationary ship at the Gate (last bit) which allows said ship to fire its main weapon and take out said base; I'd have a pretty incredulous looking reaction too. ;)
     
  7. eGuy

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    There are a lot of moments across pretty much every Yamato series where the crew only survives because their opponents have firm grasp of the idiot ball. It can be pretty egregious sometimes, but I just kind of go with it because it's usually surrounded by lots of badass fun.

    2199 definitely focused much more on characters and their growth and interactions, while 2202 is more about plot and just kind of moves the characters to where it needs them and makes them do what needs to be done rather than having their actions arise out of organic motivations (I'm thinking primarily of the use of Yuki in the second half of the season, or the Dessler arc which, as noted above, mostly happens because that's what happened before). As I said before, I like 2202 and am glad it exists, but 2199 was (in my opinion) a much stronger story.
     
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    Too be fair they were also kind of distracted because they were in the middle of a coup that was also falling apart.
     
  9. Ithekro

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    Probably not of too much interest here, but I was asked at the last convention if I had all the rules updates I've been using online someplace. I do now (mostly). There are still some things I'm missing, and maybe a few spelling errors. But these are the changes to the core rules I tend to use and the additions I've added for Yamato 2199/2202.

    https://forums.sufficientvelocity.c...soldiers-of-love.20885/page-133#post-12572956
     
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  11. Skipper

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    I'm in the mid of an Evangelion rewatching on Netflix and I'm surprised how an anime made more than 25 years ago made a better job on female representation than a modern one...
     
  12. Noname Given

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    Given SBY 2199 and DBY 2202 are often very faithful remakes/reimaginings of Anime series from 1973 and 1979 respectively; IDK if I'd label them 'modern'.
     
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    2199 is much closer to the orginal, 2202 has some fairly significant departures so I'd argue it can be called modern.
     
  14. eGuy

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    Ironically, I would also say that 2199 did a better job of representation. :shrug:
     
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  15. 137th Gebirg

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    I would agree, yes. 2202, I think, got a little too deep in the philosophical waters for most viewers’ tastes, with the whole “love conquers all” trope. I mean, taking it to an almost-literal extreme. And I don’t know if some things got lost in translation during 2202’s run, but a lot of it sounded like word-salad when they dove too deep. I don’t know... maybe others got more out of it than I did, but it definitely seemed pretty cumbersome, whereas 2199 seemed to have a more natural flow to it. YMMV.
     
  16. Ithekro

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    Yamato 2202 is very mch a remake of Farewell to Yamato film. It was designed to try to invoke similar emotions to that 1978 film. The writing was also specifically directed at the generation (in Japan that would have been kids or teens than. Meaning (mostly men, but Yamato had a good female following as well) people in their 40s and 50s.
     
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    Didn't know the three Gamilas battleships in that episode had names.
     
  19. 137th Gebirg

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    Well this is shockingly horrific: Man shouting 'You die' kills 33 at Japan anime studio

    The only thing else he was heard to have said (he survived) was that "they" stole something from him. I'm assuming he means the studio (Kyoto Animation), but he wasn't an employee.

    Was this studio tied to Yamato in any way?
     
  20. skaianDestiny

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    No, but they made several other influential and famous anime.

    Regardless, this is fucking tragic.