For decades, fans of the old school anime classic Space Battleship Yamato (AKA Star Blazers) have asked themselves, “WHAT IF… the Gamilons and the Comet Empire fought each other in a epic laser-riffc space battle?” A new 10 minute excerpt from the next episode of Yamato 2199 shows such a conflict actually taking place! Watch after the jump!
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Chapter III: Hateshinaki Kōkai, compiling episodes seven to ten of the classic anime space opera remake, hits Japanese theaters on October 13th. The HD trailer posted by distributor Shochiku promises everything from wave motion gun blasts to shower scenes, so, better get a look at the sci-fi anime after the jump.
Yamato USA has announced that they are now taking pre-orders for the Neuromancer line action figure representation of Gurren Lagann's Yoko Littner. Set to be released in December, the of 22 - 23cm (1/8 to 1/7 scale) PVC figure by French Doll/Cerberus Project goes for $149.99. Get a look after the jump.
We're off to outer space via a new trailer for Yamato 2199, the on-going remake of the original Space Battleship Yamato series better known abroad as Star Blazers. Behold brand new takes on the warp jump, the battle of Pluto, and yes...the wave motion gun after the jump!
Japan's Asahi Shimbum newspaper has posted an obituary for anime industry veteran Noboru Ishiguro, who passed away at age 73. Ishiguro directed landmarks of the 80s, including the anime movie retelling of Macross, Do You Remember Love?, in addition to Megazone 23 and the 1980 remake of Astro Boy. More after the jump.
Run into the streets chanting "DESS-lok Desslok-Desslok, DESS-lok Desslok-Desslok!” Today is the birthday of Leader Desslok, the blue-faced bad guy with the heart of gold from Star Blazers (AKA Dessler from Space Battleship Yamato). A full blown tribute to a great space dictator after the jump!
A flood of images came out of Moeyo's review of figure maker Yamato's take on Ghost in the Shell creator Masamune Shirow's Iris Hallet character, one of "five dangerous and stylish beauties" featured in the illustration collection Pieces 2: Phantom Cats. Get a look after the jump!
After debuting at a Space Battleship Yamato fan event in Tokyo this weekend, Amazon.jp has begun streaming a new minute preview for the upcoming Yamato 2199 anime. Get a look at the new incarnation of Star Blazers after the jump!
The yamatocrew.jp blog has just announced that Neon Genesis Evangelion director Hideaki Anno will be designing the storyboards for the opening title sequence of the upcoming Space Battleship Yamato 2199 anime TV series. More info after the jump!
Coming in July from Yamato, 30 centimeters of Mari Illustrious Makinami, from Evangelion 2.0: You Cannot Advance, but not as a pilot. Hit the break for pics and pricing!
The Yamato 2199 reinterpretation launching next year is set to be a massive undertaking with 26 episodes spanning 2 seasons along with a companion movie anthology. Hit the jump for all the details
Look out Long John Silver's...The classic SF anime franchise Space Battleship Yamato, better known to US viewers as Star Blazers, is setting sail for the food and beverage biz with a new resturant located in Tokyo's ritzy Aoyama district. Details after the warp jump!
Following the success of 2009's anime feature Space Battleship Yamato: Resurrection and 2010's live action movie, it's time to remake the space opera institution. More after the jump.