Tokyo-based company Voyager Entertainment officially announced today on September 8 that a live-action film adaptation of Space Battleship Yamato is in the works as a Hollywood film Star Blazers, using its U.S. broadcast title. Back in October 2013, the project was scooped by Deadline, but no official statement from the Japanese side at the time. Hit the jump for more details.
Space Battleship Yamato 2199's online shop is now selling a number of special items originally produced for events like Comiket 85 and Winter Wonder Festival. The lineup of unusual items inspired by the sci-fi anime include a hug pillow nurse turned radar operator Yuki Mori and special Yamato x Hello Kitty collaboration goods. Get a look after the jump.
Landmark sci-fi anime Space Battle Ship Yamato turns 40 this October, and so far, plans include a new movie from the 2199 revival planned for this fall, an re-broadcast for the 2199 series planned to start in April on Tokyo MX and BS11. Get a look at the new visual for the series site after the jump.
Shiori Kawana is back, this time with two other Yamato Girls, in the latest news update. The big reveal in this one is that a new Space Battleship Yamato 2199 movie is in the works for 2014. More after the jump.
Gravure idol Shiori Kawana is back in new "Yamato News." Yuru-Yuru! In the latest installment, she discusses more bonus items for the international release of Star Blazers 2199 (aka Space Battleship Yamato 2199), such as postcards (which can't be shown yet) and a poster book, and more distribution options, including Right Stuf. Get a look after the jump.
Gravure idol Shiori Kawana is back in new "Yamato News," discussing international release plans for the classic sci-fi remake Star Blazers 2199 (aka Space Battleship Yamato 2199). In addition to more talk of shipping fees and negotiations, the Q & A features an answer to the burning question as to why the news is presented as if the audience in kindergarten. Get a look after the jump.
Gravure idol Shiori Kawana is back in new "Yamato News" videos, combining international release plans for Star Blazers 2199 with some cosplay posing. In addition to looking at various characters and merchandise from the classic sci-fi remake, she discusses a few tweaks to the release plans, such as handling fees. Get a look after the jump.
FUNimaiton has concluded their 12 Days of Anime countdown with news that they'll be streaming Noragami as part of their winter anime line-up. Slots for three other anime from the season were hinted at. They also announced the license of the live-action Space Battleship Yamato sci-fi anime-remake. More after the jump.
The premise of the classic sci-fi anime Space Battleship Yamato, or Star Blazers, involves a last ditch effort in which humanity rebuilds World War II battleship Yamato. Of course, the flagship of the Japanese Combined Fleet has been reimagined as cute young lady for the new Kan Colle phenomenon. 2199 remake manga artist Michio Murakawa has offered an alternative with heroine Yuki Mori as a Kan Colle ship girl. Get a look after the jump.
Gravure idol Shiori Kawana is back in a new "Yamato News" video, combining international release plans for Star Blazers 2199 with some cosplay posing. Get a look after the jump.
Following this weekend's announcement of international release plans for Star Blazers 2199, a social media campaign has kicked off with Twitter and Facebooks accounts, as well as the first English Yamato news video, starring gravure idol Shioro Kawana as the host "Yamato Girl."Get a look after the jump.
Back in April, the hosts of the Yamato 2199 Episode 3 web simulcast held up a sign saying that the current remake of Space Battleship Yamato will be exported under the name "STARBLAZERS 2199." Finally, after the Japanese run completed this fall, there's an update, with the official StarBlazers.com posting release plans for the remake of the classic sci-fi anime. More after the jump.
Deadline has learned that Skydance Productions has selected Christopher McQuarrie to write and direct the Hollywood remake of Star Blazers, the localized version of anime space opera Space Battleship Yamato. More after the jump.