Skip to comments.[VIDEO] Uchuu Senkan Yamato Fukkatsu-hen (Space Battlehip Yamato) New Film Trailer
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.
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).
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.
Interesting. Star Blazers was the first anime that I watched (of course, it wasn’t a fancy “anime” at the time, just a cartoon).
Is this where I chime in and ask, “what AYBABTU” means? ;^)
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.
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.
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.
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
Sort of an alternate history thing? Like what-if Lee hadn't ordered Pickett's charge or if Pickett's charge had succeeded?
All Your Bases Are Belong To Us?
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.
I blame Starsha for my attraction to girls with extremely long hair.
Me, too. Dammit.
I was always more partial to her daughter Sasha, myself...
Where is the ‘spoiler alert’?
Hey, I didn’t give away the ending!
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