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[VIDEO] Uchuu Senkan Yamato Fukkatsu-hen (Space Battlehip Yamato) New Film Trailer
Anime News Network ^ | 1 Sept 2009

Posted on 09/03/2009 12:53:21 AM PDT by B-Chan

This is the official trailer from the official website for Uchuu Senkan Yamato Fukkatsu-hen, the first Yamato feature film in 26 years! It has begun streaming a 30-second teaser trailer and a full 90-second trailer. This video is the 90" trailer.

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The new film is set in 2220, or 21 years after the first Yamato story and 17 years after the story of the last film, "Final Yamato." A 320,000-kilometer-wide black hole threatens Earth, so 300 million people set a course for Amaaru, 27,000 light years away. The transport fleet is attacked, and the new Yamato battleship leads the counterstrike. 38-year-old Susumu Kodai, the hero of the first series, is now a space captain, and he has a daughter named Miyuki with his wife Yuki (the heroine of the first series).

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: animation; anime; starblazers; yamato
For those of you who remember Uchuu Senkan Yamato / Space Battleship Yamato (US title: Star Blazers), this is the trailer for the new movie -- the first new Yamato feature film in 26 years.
1 posted on 09/03/2009 12:53:22 AM PDT by B-Chan
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To: B-Chan
kind of like Battlestar Galatica meets a Sushi bar?
2 posted on 09/03/2009 1:08:48 AM PDT by BigCinBigD ('Evil white devil since 1960')
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To: B-Chan

Wow. One of my favorite shows of all time as a kid. Used to race home from the bus stop to watch it!

Looks like they modernized the effects but kept the overall feel. Wow.


3 posted on 09/03/2009 1:31:26 AM PDT by Claud
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To: B-Chan

Interesting. Star Blazers was the first anime that I watched (of course, it wasn’t a fancy “anime” at the time, just a cartoon).


4 posted on 09/03/2009 1:40:30 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: B-Chan

Is this where I chime in and ask, “what AYBABTU” means? ;^)


5 posted on 09/03/2009 3:42:14 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: B-Chan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Yamato

When I think Yamato, I think of the largest battleship ever floated. She hardly fired a shot in anger, and was sunk by U.S. naval aircraft when she was sent on a kamikazi mission towards the end of the war.


6 posted on 09/03/2009 4:36:44 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't anthropomorphize the robots. They hate that.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I’m pretty sure the name of the ‘Battleship of Love’ is indeed taken from the real-world warship.

They even have the same prow design.


7 posted on 09/03/2009 4:40:54 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: agere_contra

I think the origins of “Space Yamato” is that they dredged up the original WW2 Battleship Yamato and put a star drive on it. Why? Don’t ask.


8 posted on 09/03/2009 4:55:21 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Wiki on Space Battleship Yamato
9 posted on 09/03/2009 5:06:41 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Japanese viewers would all have been familar with the original. The similarities of plot lines of the sci-fi series to the twilight of the Japanese Empire are provocative. This time Battleship Yamato did not fail the Yamato people. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamato_people


10 posted on 09/03/2009 5:38:37 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't anthropomorphize the robots. They hate that.)
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To: PapaBear3625
I think the origins of “Space Yamato” is that they dredged up the original WW2 Battleship Yamato and put a star drive on it. Why? Don’t ask.

Sort of an alternate history thing? Like what-if Lee hadn't ordered Pickett's charge or if Pickett's charge had succeeded?

11 posted on 09/03/2009 5:40:39 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't anthropomorphize the robots. They hate that.)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

All Your Bases Are Belong To Us?


12 posted on 09/03/2009 5:51:44 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: PapaBear3625
I have a book about the Yamato that shows submarine photos of the wreck on the sea floor. That thing ain't ever going anywhere again -- it's in pieces.
13 posted on 09/03/2009 5:52:59 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: PapaBear3625
Yes it is the same battleship. but they did not have to dredge it up because the world had been devastated by alien attack and the ocean was dry.
14 posted on 09/03/2009 6:06:43 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Japanese viewers would all have been familar with the original. The similarities of plot lines of the sci-fi series to the twilight of the Japanese Empire are provocative. This time Battleship Yamato did not fail the Yamato people. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamato_people

Yes, it is very clear in the first episode (all I have seen of the show) that what you just said is the imagery they were going for.
15 posted on 09/03/2009 6:08:40 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ
The original Yamato series is World War II in reverse. It begins with aliens of a different skin color, the blue-skinned Gamilons (Americans/foreigners) nuking the Earth (Japan) into radioactive submission, but failing to kill the Yamato spirit. Humanity (the Japanese race) survives only underground, but radiation is gradually contaminating its life support; as the series begins, the human race has only 365 days of life support left before everyone dies.

Mankind is saved when an beautiful, blonde extraterrestrial queen offers it the technology to revive the Earth. The catch: the human race has to come to her planet (148,000 light years away!) to get it.

Using this technology, the human race refits the ancient ship Yamato into a space battleship in order to make the nearly 300,000 light year round trip in less than one year. Armed with an invincible superweapon inspired by the alien tech, the new Yamato is as powerful as an entire enemy fleet. But upon discovering the Yamato, the enemy launches a gigantic, fat nuclear bomb (Fat Man) at the ship.

However, the Yamato spirit is stronger than a nuclear bomb. The "fat man" bomb explodes directly over the ship, but even its horrible power is no match for Yamato, and the mighty space Battleship dramatically emerges from the mushroom cloud, driving this point home.

The ship and crew then destroy all the enemy ships surrounding Earth and push outward to Pluto (Okinawa), the site of the last battle with the aliens. After wrecking the enemy base there, the crew then fights its way from the Milky Way (Asia) to the Large Magellanic Cloud (America/Europe), literally annihilating entire enemy fleets and outposts along the way with its godlike superweapon. The decisive Battle of the Rainbow Star Cluster (Midway) pits five enemy space carriers led by an honorable enemy commander (Nimitz/McArthur) against battleship Yamato. The enemy fleet wrecks the Earth ship with repeated fighter/torpedo-bomber "air" attacks, but somehow the crew holds and turns the enemy's weapons against him, destroying the entire enemy fleet. Via video, the honorable enemy commander salutes the Yamato crew for their bravery, then rams the Earth ship with his own flagship in an attempt to destroy it -- but to no avail.

The crew buries its dead (this space burial is shown in the show!) and continues the mission. At last, Yamato and crew reach the enemy home planet. There, they fight off the enemy's last-ditch attack, then use the superweapon to blow the enemy homeworld up, killing the enemy race off in its entirety. At this point, however, the crew stops to reflect on the fact that they have done to the enemy what the enemy tried to do to them. "We have our victory, and it tastes like ashes." How many cartoon shows have Good Guys that acknowledge committing genocide? Not many -- but Yamato does!

The crew patches up the ship, then proceeds to the home planet of the blonde alien queen (a water world with one huge Japan-shaped archipelago) and retrieve the Earth-saving technology. I won't ruin the spectacular twist ending.

To me, Uchuu Senkan Yamato is a work of psychotherapy as well as space opera. It is the final working out of the issues of defeat, occupation, and rebirth by the generation who were kids during WWII. The show is full of scenes of suffering, of orphaned children and families torn apart by war, of devastation and despair. (Most of these were edited out of the English-language dub.) Above all, the show represents the rebirth of national identity among younger Japanese in a way that I think many foreigners simply don't understand.

For these and many other reasons, Uchuu Senkan Yamato is, in my opinion, the finest television series ever made.

16 posted on 09/03/2009 8:06:48 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: B-Chan
Mankind is saved when an beautiful, blonde extraterrestrial queen offers it the technology to revive the Earth.

I blame Starsha for my attraction to girls with extremely long hair.

17 posted on 09/03/2009 8:50:16 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

Me, too. Dammit.

I was always more partial to her daughter Sasha, myself...


18 posted on 09/03/2009 8:57:18 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: B-Chan

Where is the ‘spoiler alert’?


19 posted on 09/03/2009 11:15:43 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ

Hey, I didn’t give away the ending!


20 posted on 09/03/2009 11:39:11 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: PapaBear3625
I think the origins of “Space Yamato” is that they dredged up the original WW2 Battleship Yamato and put a star drive on it. Why? Don’t ask

Who needs to ask? It's the battleship Yamato IN SPACE!

21 posted on 09/04/2009 2:09:52 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (War is fought by human beings. - Carl von Clausewitz in On War)
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