The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack for “Space Battleship Yamato” – of “Star Blazers” fame for American audiences – is set for launch. “Space Battleship Yamato” is the 2010 film version of the original series from the early anime classic from the 1970s. The plot is set in the year 2199. Five years after the Gamilons began an invasion of Earth, the planet has been ravaged by the aliens’ bombs. The remnants of humanity have fled underground to escape the irradiated surface. Our hero and former pilot, Susumu Kodai (Takuya Kimura), discovers a capsule sent from the planet Iscandar that tells of a device that can remove the radiation from the Earth’s surface. The Earth Defense Force rebuilds the battleship Yamato with a new type of propulsion system to make the 148,000 light year trip to Iscandar in hopes of saving the Earth because within one year, the radiation will drive the rest of humanity to extinction.
The Blu-ray and DVD offer the movie in Japanese with English subtitles (there is no dubbed English version) and are set to be released on April 29, 2014.