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Yamato 2202 Website Updated with Conceptual Art

25 May

Yamato2202By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Things have been stirring over at the Space Battleship Yamato 2202 ~ Soldiers of Love (宇宙戦艦ヤマト2202) official website. Since it’s debut approximately two months ago, there has been a slight update. Manga artist Makoto Kobayashi, best known for his manga series “What’s Michael?”, has been named as Assistant Director for the sequel series to Yamato 2199. Junichiro Tamamori (Yamato 2199) and Taui Ishizu are on board as mecha designers. Conceptual art from all three is available to be viewed on the website.
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North America To Get Their Own Yamato Movie

30 Oct

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek) and Ed Sum (The Vintage Geek)

starblazersSkydance Productions has hired Jack Reacher screenwriter/director Christopher McQuarrie to direct and write the live-action adaptation of Star Blazers, the North American name to a Japanese Animated TV series known as Space Battleship Yamato.

The series follows a crew of survivors from Earth whose planet’s atmosphere was radiated in an attack by an alien race from the distant planet of Gamilon. Using alien technology that was transmitted to the survivors of Earth, The Argo, an old sunken Japanese battleship, was resurrected. With scientists estimating the human race has just a year before the radiation from the surface will seep underground to kill the last vestiges of humanity, a bold crew of volunteers makes a desperate attempt to make a final voyage to outer space in the hope of saving planet Earth.

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Remembering Space Battleship Yamato

23 Jun

By Ed Sum

Space Battleship Yamato Live Action

Long time fans of the animated television series Space Battleship Yamato will be familiar with both versions, the english dub (Star Blazers) and the Japanese original. When seen side-by-side, the differences can be found. And the script revisions helped make this saga successful for Western audiences. The films that followed afterwards began as a compressed versions of the series until Yamato: New Voyage (1979) was made.

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