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Review: "Space Battleship Yamato" Live Action Movie Blu-ray (UK Edition): To Boldly Go Where Mainstream Sci-Fi Has Gone Before

Space Battleship Yamato Susumu Kodai

There‚Äôs a pantheon of space opera anime that includes Gundam, Macross, Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999, to name a few. Those last two lead us to Space Battleship Yamato, which is arguably the greatest entrant from its co-creator Leiji Matsumoto. Indeed there can arguably be no better benchmark for a story being legendary than […]

Otakon2012: PR: FUNimation Entertainment Announces Multiple Acquisitions at Otakon

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FUNimation Entertainment Announces Multiple Acquisitions at Otakon Flower Mound, TX -July 28, 2012- FUNimation Entertainment announced today at Otakon that it has acquired the streaming, broadcast, home entertainment, video on demand and pay-per-view and DTO/DTR rights to the complete anime OAV series, Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar. This spin-off series takes place roughly 15 years […]

Otakon 2012: FUNimation Announces Acquisitions: "One Piece", "Yamato Resurrection", "Akira"

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During its industry panel at Otakon 2012 Saturday afternoon, FUNimation announced acquisitions for many different anime titles. Firstly, FUNimation picked up Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar. They also plan to release the television anime Tenchi Universe and Tenchi in Tokyo in the near future. Home video rights were also announced for three anime digitally distributed […]

New "Space Battleship Yamato" Anime Coming In 2012

During the closing ceremonies for Anime Expo 2011, mechanical designer Makoto Kobayashi (Last Exile, Giant Robo) disclosed that he was involved in a new animated project for the sci-fi series Space Battleship Yamato. The project is reportedly a remake of the original series intended to premiere sometime next year. Kobayashi previously worked on the 2009 […]

"Space Battleship Yamato": A Poseidon Adventure

The worst thing you can do is judge a TV series based on a theatrical movie that’s been stitched together from its episodes. Rendering a judgment on the movie itself is scarcely easier, and it’s even harder to do when you haven’t even seen the original show. So why give myself grief by reviewing Space […]

Yoshinobu Nishizaki, "Space Battleship Yamato" Producer, 1934 - 2010

Anime News Network reports that anime producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki (born Hirofumi Nishizaki) died on Sunday, November 7, 2010, after falling from a boat. His company produced the famed Space Battleship Yamato TV series in 1974, two years after its founding; the series was exported to the United States as Battle of the Planets. Nishizaki was […]

First New "Yamato" Models in 23 Years

Bandai Japan released the first models based on the seminal anime Space Battleship Yamato in 23 years in Japanese stores yesterday. The first is a 1/350 scale model of the Yamato itself (picture), 766 millimeters long, with light, sound and remote-controlled, moving turrets, among other features. It retails for 42,250 yen ($348). The other figure […]

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