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ACK!!! 2010 Brings An Unexpected Gift... My Jaw Dropped, bounced off my belly and made a clapping sound! Bless You Japan!

Published at: Jan. 1, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here recovering from a New Year's Bash I threw, where the last guest left at 5:53am. So I peel myself out of bed, walk the dog, brush the teeth, stretch to get the aches out - and then... the computer. Ordinarily, I get thousands of emails a day. But, for some awesome reason, New Years gets here... and I start to get human amounts of email. And in those few emails was one stating "At Long Last... A STARBLAZERS MOVIE!!!!" I clicked so fast.... then when I saw that TheDew had a YouTube link to:



I literally screamed like a little girl when I saw Captain Avatar sitting there - and then Derek Wildstar, then the Yamato blasting shit in space and HOLY FUCK! WANT TO SEE THIS MOVIE SO FUCKING BAD! BATTLESHIP YAMATO was why I ran home from Elementary School for Grades 3-6, that and Gatchaman - and 2010 will bring both to our screens hopefully!

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  • Jan. 1, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    George Lucas Just Shit His Pants

    by InActionMan

    Also First

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    OMFG

    by Mastidon

    Harry, I just wet myself. That is the coolest fucking thing I have seen in a long time. It is about time somebody got off their ass and made this movie!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Forgot to ask...

    by Mastidon

    WHEN in 2010?

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Yawn!

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    mastidon

    by HEADGEEK

    RIGHT? Fucking pee with glee!!!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Why is captain birdseye in this?

    by bongo123

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    yes please!

    by shartron

    Only the Japanese can make a movie like this work. High cheese alert!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    The Captain...

    by shartron

    looks spot on as well.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Aww come on the japs cant make shit

    by bongo123

    the vast majority of their movies make so little sense alongwith abysmal pacing and scores, there all over the place

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    best film of the century

    by AndrewShone

    who can possibly doubt it

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    The question is....

    by Chunkybarcode

    ..what giant space monster will that ship get to fight?

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    This decade's AVATAR???

    by shartron

    Only time will tell...

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    Awesome

    by redcode

    That is worth being 17 hours into 2010!!!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    OH MY GOD SWEET

    by bauerpowerhour24

    Since being a kid i have wanted this oh my god Sweet i tell you i am waiting to watch doctor Who and i find this oh my God love it love it

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Captain Harlock next?

    by Blueberry

    There was a project years ago, now they have already the ship...

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    AWESOME

    by Scottadkinsfist

    Man, I just told my dad about this trailer and he nearly crapped himself watching it! He used this show back in the early 80's to introduce me to anime...yeah, I ran the fuck home every day to watch this!! "They have 354 days left..." cool!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    it would've been kinda cool had the guy not tried to be cool

    by cococommander

    The Japanese try way too hard to be cool/tough and it just comes off as laughable. The guy looks ridiculous in the scene with those globulous black sunglasses.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    I have no idea what that was

    by superfleish76

    But looks kinda cool. The Captain looks like the Dos Equis "The Most Interesting Man in the World" dude. I probably will never see it, though.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Really??!

    by Sonicreducer9

    You scream like a little girl when there's two prizes in your lucky charms!!!!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    FUCK ME HARRY YOU JUST MADE MY NEW YEAR

    by drturing

    OH MY GOD THE 7 YEAR OLD INSIDE ME IS SNORTING POP ROCKS AND SCREAMING UNCONTROLLABLY THE FUCKING WAVE GUN SOOOO BEAUTIFUL

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Dear Japan

    by drturing

    Please make your own live action Macross movie. Fuck hollywood.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    THE ARGO ONLY HAS 321 DAYS TO LOVINGLY BLOW MY EYEBALLS

    by drturing

    THIS THING IS GIVING MY EYEBALLS A TENDER DEEP THROATING

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    There's very little Starblazer in this Starblazer

    by FeralAngel

    Oh good god Harry. THIS got you wet and yet you dissed Astro Boy? Just what kind of medications are you taking??? I suppose you'll have a similar orgasm if The 8th Man is ever revived and made into a movie...as long as no Americans are involved in the production, of course...because as we know if Americans are involved in reviving old anime, it's gonna suck. Right???

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Wrote about this a while back...

    by RenoNevada2000

    I wrote a bot about the production of this pack in October (http://tinyurl.com/ygdahs5). Surprised to see that they have a teaser trailer already put together. Looks good.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    That might be fun..

    by The Dark Shite

    if I didn't see that fucker on TV constantly here, shamelessly selling everything from shampoo to phones, in between dancing with his little boyband. I don't know his name, but I'm sick of the sight of him.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    WHOOPDEEFUCKINGDOO!!! ARE PEOPLE STILL UNDER....

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    The delusion that show was anything but stupid Jap shit? I'll stick with Transformers and G.I. Joe thank you very much. Besides, we already got the perfect version of this idea, it was called Battlestar Galactica. Fuck this stupid shit!!!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    16 hour countdown?

    by gchapman1701

    If you go to the website http://www.yamato-movie.net, there is a countdown clock counting down from about 16 hours at this point. Any idea what is going to drop? Maybe a longer version of the trailer?

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Holy shit! 2010 just became the best year evar!!

    by Billyeveryteen

    Fire that Wave Motion Gun!!<p>StarfuckingBlazzers, Fuck Yeah!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Who are the ad wizards...

    by wampa 1

    ...that came up with this one?

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    HATE ANIME, BUT LIKED THIS SHOW.

    by uberman

    Dont remember much, but at the time-early 80's? it was pretty cool-Battleship in Space was the first of its kind that I can remeber.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    They need to have the Megellanic Cloud battle...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    with General Lysis (sp.?). <p> The effects look very cool, but as this is not a Hollywood production, I can see it having a hard time catching any kind, of a mainstream audience, in the U.S. So that most likely means I'll have to hunt this down as a rental. :p

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    YES!

    by freerangecelt

    yes!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Hopefully...

    by UltimaRex

    This'll do for Jap sci-fi what Ringu did for Jap horror.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    I agree with Blueberry.

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    This is pretty freakin' cool, but I'd much rather see HARLOCK live-action!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    I *believe* it's a countdown of 333 days

    by sleight42

    IIRC, and from a quick google check, that kanji next to the 333 is the symbol for "days". So I believe that's a countdown to December 1, 2010.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    What bugs me about this

    by Red43jes

    While I don't think that Starblazerss aged well for me at all, I will want to see this movie. What bugs me is that I'll end up having to see a bootleg of the damn thing. Worse, I will probably have to sit through subtitles. I don't mind voice overs at all. In fact, I was fine with it when they did it to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Speaking of which, WHY can't we find a way to get more movies imported to theaters??? If that would happen, I could deal with subtitles...

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Far Out

    by NippleEffect

    Keep us updated

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    FUCK YES. (Mazinger next please.)

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Gorton's Fisherman at the helm = FUCKINGAWESOME

    by DickBallsworth

    Fishstick Batteries FIRE!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Holy shit!

    by Aphex Twin

    Welcome back 1980! I've missed you so.... MUST. HAVE. MORE!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    YAWN

    by THE TRUE PINBACK

    This one looks like it ought to appeal to two or three people.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Also this film will cost milion of dolar!!!1

    by DickBallsworth

    Now where the fuck my Johnny Sokko remake at?!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Wow that took me back to middle school!

    by SID 8.0

    Must see it now.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    For geeks of a certain age, yeah, this is pretty cool.

    by Anti-fanboy

    I fucking loved the show as a kid, during its initial run in the mid 70's. It was highly-addictive and pretty intense, as I remember. The only other show like it was Battle of the Planets. I haven't seen it since then, but I remember these monumentally epic moments from the show like it was yesterday.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Overflowiing ...

    by Lain Of The Net

    ...will nerdy goodness.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    the funny thing...

    by Bouncy X

    has this been an american movie, the exact same trailer and every single detail the same but with americans. all the people "getting wet" would be bashing it for being just another typical american sci-fi movie. interesting indeed.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Dark Shite...my wife knew who it was right away..

    by conspiracy

    never a good sign. Why oh Why does every Asian country insist on casting Pop group members into their movies.</p><p>Ok..so Kazunari Ninomiya brought the pain to his role in Letters from Iwo Jima...but I'm sure he an an anomaly.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    uniforms

    by chiahead

    look bad ass. I had always pictured them fabric-ey and not like, racer bike leather. Nice touch. That totally rocked.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    yea, no clue about this, but I'll try it

    by br1947

    Space, fighting, vaguely 80's-ish I'm there

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    The Captain looked spot on...

    by conspiracy

    But all I really want to know is will the ship be populated by teenage girls in skin tight, minimalist uniforms who know martial arts and fly star fighters while still managing to be kawaii?

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    At least it's not ROBO GIESHA

    by Logan_1973

    ...although I'm sure Harry will be pushing RG2 down our throats soon.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    FUCK YEAH!!!!!

    by tbdeinc

    running home from grade school to not miss an episode!!! that was ALL SORTS OF AWESOME ROLLED INTO ONE!!! FUCK YEAH!!!! I AM SOLD!!! GOD BLESS THEM AND YAMATO!!!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Bouncy X

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Yeah, my thoughts exactly.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    What's Srarblazers?

    by saber12

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    STAY THIRSTY MY FRIENDS!!

    by saber12

    The thirsty guy is the Captain!!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Love Yamato & StarBlazer, but this movie will suck shite!

    by Meta

    If I was 12 right now, I would be excited. I grew up on Star Blazers. Ran home every day from school to watch it. Learned everything I could about anime because of it. Love all of Leiji Matsumoto's work. But this film is going to be one giant suckfest. Kimtaku can't act out of a paper bag. With the exception of great filmmakers like Kurosawa and Ozu, Japanese directors have no sense of telling a story. Have you seen most of the SF tripe they produce? Yes, the story is already written, but that doesn't mean they'll tell it well. Looks like the FX may be on par with BSG, but I haven't seen more than a couple of images, so other things could really look like crap. Speaking of BSG, anybody notice that Cosmotiger outfit the woman is wearing (I'm guessing she's going to be Yuki Mori aka Nova) is a straight rip-off of the BSG viper outfits. I also guarantee that some Johnny's (Johnny Kitagawa) managed property will be doing the lame ass theme song for the film(it's the only way they could have gotten Kimura in this film, since that old queen manages him). And by the way; they are replacing Sado-sensei (Dr. Sane) with a woman! Bad idea. This isn't a Starbuck situation, Sado-sensi is a dwarf-pototo-headed-drunken-crumudgeon of the ship. There was a point to him being a guy (and a lush). It's like saying they should have a woman play the Penguin in the next Batman film. Some of you will have a jizz fest over the trailer, but my expectations are pretty low for this film. Wonder if they'll have the Gamilons be played by occidentals? After all this was Matsumoto's & Nishizaki's allegory of a legendary Japanese WWII battleship going to war against blond haired, blue eyed (and skinned) enemies - which were supposed to be Americans. You know, the ones who bombed their country with radioactive bombs! Just like the Gamilons.

  • The man is almost 40. Susumu Kodai was supposed to be 18 in the first story. Should have gotten somebody with acting ability for the role, not pop-singer popularity.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    StarBlazer will make even less than Astro Boy

    by godzthor1

    I'll stick with my Battlestar Galactica box set, thank you.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    IS THIS BEING RELEASED ON VHS?

    by BringingSexyBack

    What the hell?

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    YAMATO!

    by Player01

    The Yamato is back! PREPARE THE WAVE MOTION GUN!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Gatchaman english dub is called BATTLE OF THE PLANETS

    by Seth Gecko

    It was the biggest thing on tv in Australia in the early to mid eighties. Mark, Jason, Princess, Tiny, and Keyop along with 7 Zark 7 kicked all kinds of Spectre arse across the universe. Zoltar was a mean son of a bitch. Japanese Cinema is the best in the world. End of story. Godzilla 3D has got to become a reality.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Looks like it`s a year away...

    by Kintaro1

    The website for it lists it as hitting on 12.1.2010.....but that countdown clock is less than 15 hours til...something.... The guy starring in it is Kimura Takuya, one of the members of SMAP....not a bad actor, despite what some here say. Could have been far far worse, all things considered. I do agree that we see him every day all over the place over here.... The lines said in the clip are : `Is that...?` `That`s right. Yamamto.` And like many others here, back in the US as a boy I would run home to catch this and Speed Racer in the afternoons, and catch this and Marine Boy in the AM before school. Oddly enough, when I just showed this to the wife (She`s Nihonjin), she casually replied `Oh yeah, I knew this awhile ago`...I was like `WTF Didn`t you tell me?!?` This made my year!! Thanks Harry!!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    the radness

    by yabory

    oh shit shit, that's gonna be so fucking awesome!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Amazon has no listing for Robo-geisha

    by NippleEffect

    I will never get to see this

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    I remember asking Santa for a Wave Motion gun.

    by JacobDaly

    Through all the fire and the smoke<br> We will never give up hope...

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    AVATAR: NOTES FROM A HUMBLED SKEPTIC...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...not that anyone cares at this point. I don’t normally do this sort of thing, but I was a vocal AVATAR skeptic…I mostly just voiced my concerns about what I was seeing and hearing in the trailers and clips, but I did fire off the occasional flippant or derogatory remark if it seemed funny or cool enough. <P> I was wrong. <P> My only major beef is with the staggeringly incompetent and hopefully soon unemployed person who decided to put any and all questionable material in the trailers and promotional clips. The Charging The Bear scene was hopelessly cliché and has been beaten to death…but at two minutes in a nearly three hour move the irritation it caused was like a tablespoon of vinegar in an ocean of champagne…hardly worth mentioning. Dialogue that sounded corny and trite in the trailer made perfect sense in context. That villain absolutely would say things like “we’re not in Kansas anymore” just as much as he would say things like “hold your position” or “target at six o’clock”…that’s part of what made him villainous…that’s who that guy was, having him spout creatively evil Shakespearian metaphors would have been out of character. <P> A lot has been made of the familiar and/or stolen plot. Stealing is a dangerous game…it’s a big gamble and you better know what you’re doing. And Cameron did steal. Cameron stole not just from DANCES WITH WOLVES and FERN GULLY and the rest…he stole from the best of everything. He stole from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jules Verne, Robert E. Howard, H. G. Wells and all the old pulp writers…he stole from BRAVEHEART and old classic war movies, he stole from LAST OF THE MOHICANS…I’m sure he stole from countless sources I’m not familiar with. Maybe I’m getting carried away here, but that kind of stealing doesn’t just get a pass…that kind of stealing is what art is made of. AVATAR rapes pillages and plunders all of storydom and mixes up a thousand recognizable influences into something I haven’t quite seen before. <P> I’ve read tens of thousands of words about AVATAR at this point, and even the harshest critics acknowledge that the visuals are impressive. I was completely unprepared for what I saw on Pandora. It took me a while to settle in, but by the time night fell and the bioluminescence that looked so cheesy on TV kicked in I was frankly a bit emotional at the majesty of what I was seeing. I’ve only had feelings like that on top of real mountains, in real forests, or in cathedrals in Europe…spine tingling awe and wonder. <P> A few effects were a little less amazing than others (the horses were the weakest animation) but hardly worth mentioning in light of the overall experience. Our hero’s disability and his wonder and glee at his new body was far more effective and moving than I imagined it would be and fit perfectly with my humbled exhilaration in Pandora’s jungle. Of all the familiar and re-mixed elements in AVATAR something I have never seen is a twelve foot alien that I now love cradling the broken and crippled body of her mate…seeing him as for the puny human he is…and loving all of him for real for the first time. <P> Strangely, as much as I loved it, I don’t feel an urge to see AVATAR again anytime soon unless it’s to share the experience with someone who hasn’t been yet. I certainly won’t see it in 2D. I have argued that a good movie shouldn’t rely on effects...that it should be just as good in 2D as in 3. Maybe, but I was on Pandora…I was there for real…and I don’t want to see a flat imitation on my TV at home. <P> Anyone reading this will be able to tell that I just got back and am still riding the high. I would probably be more measured in my praise tomorrow, and I will probably regret this post tomorrow. and I promise I will go back to poo flicking as soon as possible…but I'm a humbled skeptic. Avatar was one of the high points of my theatergoing life.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    it's cool flickapoo

    by soup74

    im a humbled skeptic too. i wasnt a hater, but i kept saying i just wasnt as excited about it as i felt i should be.<br><br>then i saw it, and it did rape my eyeballs.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Same Here Harry

    by BlkFire

    I remember this too from years ago. It looks great.. whoever is working on it looks to be keeping things consistent.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Who are you geeks kidding?

    by Chewbacca_Khan

    Most of you never "ran" anywhere. <p>Certainly not Harry.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    We can only HOPE!!!

    by DrMorbius

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    DESSLOK-DESSLOK-DESSLOK!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    What was that Japanese show that had that bad guy whose head was seperate from his body, and another bad guy who was half-man, half-woman (seriously...split right down the middle just like Two-Face)? I can't remember the title of that show for the life of me. Didn't it have bad guys with horns that sprouted out of their heads...?<BR><BR>As for Star Blazers, I'd actually love to see a big budget *American* film series developed from the propery. A trilogy of films would cover the "Iscandar" storyline nicely. One film getting underway, one film about the journey there, and the third about the trip home. Star Blazers was THE show for any Star Wars-obsessed kid in the early 80's, and while watching it again a few years back revealed it to be cheesier than I remembered, the fact that it had a recurring, soap opera-esque storyline was revelatory for a kid who grew up on shite like Inspector Gadget, which was so rigorous in it's storytelling formula from episode to episode that, even at age eight or whatever, I could tell EXACTLY what would happen, and when, in each episode, sight-unseen. Take what worked about the series (the plot skeleton, the characters), and update it with Starship Troopers-quality visual effects. It would even be perfect for a lucrative, PG-13 franchise. Make it happen!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Things thet must happen in this movie

    by NippleEffect

    The ship *must* rise and launch from beneath an ice flow / frozen sea<p> This *must* happen

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    "The landslide buried the Gamelon...!"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Even as a kid, it amused me how they edited out acts of violence in the U.S. cut of the series, like Derek Wildstar shoots a Gamelon in the chest in the Japanese version (and it's not even bloody...he just grabs his chest and collapses like in an old John Wayne Western), but in the American version, they just cut to stock footage of a landslide from earlier in the episode and track Derek's line quoted above over it. Pretty funny.<BR><BR>Someone seriously needs to release a boxed set of the first season of the show, with seamless branching containing both the unaltered Japanese versions and the American-dubbed ones.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Well, I guess I get to the the ungeeked here

    by Jaka

    I mean, it looks incredible. I LOVE the way it looks. But as I've expressed many times before, Asian cinema just isn't my cup of coffee (I hate tea). Some people, a lot of people - admittedly, really dig it. Harry is clearly one of those people. Unfortunately (for me) I won't see this until somebody has a DVD I can borough or it plays on cable.

  • Read the script a long time back, it was not very well developed. Hollywood wouldn't know how to do it right either They were going to use the Arizona instead of the Yamato as the Argo (get it "Ar" they can use the same 2 letters? How clever) Crew of 100's or more was scaled down to a crew of about 7. Aliens were muddled down in all sorts of BS. The first 2 animated Yamato movies were perfect for its time. Great stories of human triumph over tragedy and self-sacrifice. Don't get the same feeling from this project. That being said there isn't much to judge this on, other than shitty casting and a few FX shots. I would like to see something good, I just don't really expect it. Japan has a worse track record of anime-to-live-action adaptations than the US does. Just check out any of the ones that Japan produced to see what I mean.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    It looks very cool...

    by GeneralKael

    I admit, I geeked out when I saw the Captain - even though every time I see the Captain of the Yamato I think of Captain Highliner(not sure that reference only works in Canada or not) I like to think that in the afterlife he was forced to sell a line of frozen fish products...

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Wikipedia says release date is December 2010

    by GeneralKael

    My wife is having a baby in July. Will my 5 month old child be old enough to watch it? Probably not. Darn. They might like the pretty lights though... The real question is should they watch the Star Wars movies 1-6 in order or watch the good ones first and then the prequels later like we did?

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Hot sexy green plant chicks!

    by pax256

    Hot sexy green plant chicks! Hot sexy green plant chicks! Hot sexy green plant Chicks motherfucker!!! Ah god memories of that first great orgasm... when jacking off meant something...

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Nasty in the Pasty

    by Meta

    Agree with you about the editing. Although, all things considered, a lot of the violence was kept in the show that probably wouldn't be kept now. Sadly we never got to see-SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!! General Lysys (General Domel) commiting suicide by blowing himself up under the Argo (they played his footage backwards to make him look like he was moving away from the ship). Desslok shooting Krypt at point blank range after he tells his leader to give up because the war was unwinnable. And of course in 2nd season when Sgt. Knox (Col. Saito), Orion (Tokugawa), and Yammamoto (forgot his name in US - the leader of the CosmoTigers) all died in battle. Of course more of them died in the the movie version, but we never got to see that.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    ...HOLY FUCK, I just saw what this article is about...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...not sure how I feel about this. I always thought STAR BLAZERS was a good but Americanized version of CAPTAIN HARLOCK.<P>Nothing but love for either though...

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    pax256

    by Meta

    Hot sexy green plant chicks! The Mazone from the first Captain Harlock series?

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Meta - the Arizona script

    by GeneralKael

    I seem to remember something about this as well and I thought "Please no". Although I can see the emotional equivalent of the Arizona to the Yamato, the idea that it HAS to be an American ship didn't make sense to me. Besides, on the show it seemed like it was all of Earth fighting together - that should be the focus - what's wrong with using a Japanese battleship?

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Captain Harlock

    by GeneralKael

    I think you guys have your shows crossed. Harlock(sometimes known as Herlock) was made by the same guy who did Yamato(I think there is actually a quick scene where you can see his ship going by but they don't explain it - I'm not sure if that was in a hyperdrive sequence or not - those can get pretty trippy on Star Blazers). However, these were definitely two different shows - the freaky plant chicks were from Harlock. The look is similar as it is the same people making it, both have spaceships that resemble ocean going ships, but they are definitely two different shows.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Captain Harlock

    by Meta

    Yamato came first. Leiji Matsumoto originally included Captain Harlock in the Yamato manga (it was Wildstar's brother) but wanted to retain the rights to the character completely to himself and not share it with Nishizaki. So Harlock never appeared in Yamato and went on to his own series with a new origin which takes about 500 years after Yamato.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Correction

    by Meta

    I mean to say that Harlock never appeared in the Yamato anime, so Matsumoto could keep 100% of the rights to the character. Space Cruiser Yamato has a history of major legal wrangling between Leiji Matsumoto (Manga Creator) & Yoshinobu Nishizaki (Yamato's Anime Producer and according to him, the one who supposedly came up with the idea of Space Cruiser Yamato).

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the details Meta

    by GeneralKael

    I remember reading that Yamato basically defined the standard look of Anime for years to come - which is why so many shows that followed it look similar. Meta - do you have any idea why Harlock is sometimes named Herlock - is it just a translation issue or something? I was quite surprised to see DVDs at a store with Captain Herlock on it. Also, I'm almost sure I remember seeing Harlock's ship go by and him saluting the Argo in an episode of Star Blazers, but maybe I'm thinking of Galaxy Express...

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Yamato...

    by GeneralKael

    One time I was visiting a friend in Japan. I couldn't speak Japanese at all other than what my friend and his friends taught me. I went to a collectible store with stuff everywhere, and I had no idea how the heck to ask the clerk anything. So I just said the only thing I could think of - "Yamato?" and the clerk would go "ah, Yamato, Yamato.." and he would look around and bring out all the Yamato stuff. Geek - the universal language.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Harlock & The Matsumoto-verse

    by Meta

    It's written Herlock because of one of those Japanese "I don't know how to spell things in English", many many years ago that sort of became cannon in the way the Japanese spelled his name (although it is pronounced Harlock and the Japanese katakana also says Harlock). Nobody bothered to correct it. Like Arucard and Alucard in "Hellsing". Yamato and Harlock only appeared together in the original Manga. (although there seems to be a Yamato cameo in the original Harlock anime) But in the Matsumoto one-shot anime DNASight999 you can see both the Yamato and Arcadia flying side by side - in something that makes no sense whatsoever. However, Harlock and Galaxy Express 999 do take place in the same timeline and have crossovers. But originally many of Leiji Matsumoto's things were supposed to take place in the same universe, but at different times. from earliest in the timeline to latest Queen of 1000 years ->Space Cruiser Yamato->My Youth in Arcadia (Captian Harlock origin)->Galaxy Epress 999->Endless Road SSX -> Space Pirate Captain Harlock (the original anime)

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    ...I watched HARLOCK with an A in Italy as a kid...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...in the 70's. Blew my little mind, and it's never been the same since.<P>Next came GOLDRAKE, MAZZINGER, MAZZINGER-Z, FUTURE BOY CONAN, LUPIN III etc..etc...etc...and here I am today...

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    HARRY YOU IGNORANT SLUT

    by Arch Nemesis

    Hoooooolllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeee SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was my first anime. This was the one cartoon my Dad actually made a point to watch with me. Fuckin A!

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    I used to watch Captain Harlock in French...

    by GeneralKael

    ...CBC french in Canada had all kinds of Anime on it when I was a kid, even though the English station did not - I mostly understood what was going on but sometimes I was a bit confused as I don't speak french very well - in French he is called Albator - I still like the French theme song more than the English one for some reason. I seem to remember the French version being really creepy at times - I wonder if they left more stuff in...

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    BTW - Starblazers is available on iTunes

    by GeneralKael

    If anyone doesn't already know, you can buy Starblazers on iTunes, although I think it is just the first series.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    ...KaelOmont, Italian TV ran whatever was cheap...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and available...and apparently that meant Anime. I grew up not realizing they were Japanese...I mean I sort of did I guess, but I just thought all good cartoons were from Japan for some strange reason. I was already an American kid watching Italian TV, so what was the difference? <P>The Italians put a lot of work into the songs and you could buy compilation tapes...almost all the intros are available on YouTube. Found them a couple of years ago and the time warp nearly melted my brain...

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo

    by GeneralKael

    Agreed - I watched the French Harlock intro and it took me back to watching it as a kid. I also agree with your assessment of Avatar - I was hoping it wouldn't suck and I was amazed by it - I cannot really remember the last time I went to a movie and was so disappointed that the movie was over...it seemed like a very fast few hours. I hope to go see it again next week.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    I knew this was coming

    by Connor225

    But I wasn't expecting a teaser so SOON. The captain looks spot on, as does Derek. Cannot wait.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Cast Leelee Sobieski as Nova!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    One of the first cartoon chicks I had a crush on back in the day.

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Nasty In The Pasty

    by DrMorbius

    Leelee Sobieski, now you're talkin'...

  • Jan. 1, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Nine hours left on the YAMATO website....

    by thethedew

    My guess is... a trailer.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    thethedew........WHAT WEBSITE?

    by DrMorbius

    Yamato.com says it's under construction!

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    I LOVE this!!!!!!!!

    by aabiohazard1972

    It took a long while to collect the entire anime run of the original cartoon (same age as you Harry so I too ran home to see it, loved it) Hey headgeek!! you up/awake? I feel like talking to some one old enough to remember the fun this was and I can't sleep, local Texan to you as well, you feel like a phone call?

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Sorry about that Morbius....

    by thethedew

    ...it's dropped in the trailer itself, but here it is... <p> http://www.yamato-movie.net/ <p> http://tiny.cc/7Gq0V

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Costume design....

    by thethedew

    I'm just impressed with that leather jacket uniform. I thought for years there was no way of adapting the white uniforms from the show without making the actors look foolish, big colorful arrows pointing to their genitals and all. Silly. <p> But the jacket seems to have kept the motif yet made it look like a uniform. Kudos.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Wow thougt I'd see Gundam before Yamato

    by MurderMostFowl

    Macross has the best storyline adaptable for the big screen, but they've already had their big success. ( and again with Macross Frontier ) <BR><BR>I always thought there was room for a high production quality TV series on Gundam ala BSG.<BR><BR>But Yamato is so badly dated at this point.... ( This is from someone who went back and recently rewatched ) maybe they can modernize it successfully for this movie.<BR><BR> I mean, don't get me wrong, I used to dream about Star Blazers. Hopefully it will be cool.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST

    thethedew

    by DrMorbius

    Many thanks friend, missed it in the video.

  • ...than an army of giant robots. But don't be surprised if this is a hit in Japan (meaning it makes 60 million) that we'll see an Gundam movie in the not too distant future.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    I have no idea what this shit is but..

    by MacReady452

    ..any ship putting out that much artillery has my attention.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Starblazers is the star wars of afternoon cartoons

    by Derek Wildstarr

    It is my religon. Notice my talkback name. This is a dream come true.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 2:38 a.m. CST

    HOLYGODHOLYGODHOLYGOD

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I know believe in a greater power....Thankyou Budda, Christ, Xenu, whoever.....HOLY FUUUUUUCKKK!!!!!!

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Dang your right meta

    by pax256

    Thx for that info... I havent seen the shows in ages now... this story brought back good memories however mixed up lol... I originally saw Albator\Harlock and Yamato on CBC french which used to run lots of anime back in the 70's-80's. Cripes some of thats stuff is old... Prince Saphire was a long running one.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 3:31 a.m. CST

    lets be honest here...

    by blckmgk13

    ...Harry has NEVER ran anywhere. J/k.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Yamato

    by Darth Scourge

    Damn, I loved Starblazers as a kid. And this quite simply looks FRIKKIN' AWESOME!

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Most of the movies are on Netflix Watch instantly

    by Chojinlocke

    I'm a long time fan of Yamato (I used to watch Starblazers whenever I could catch it during the summer staying with relatives). I've kept the movies (the first one retells the first series in 135 minutes) in my queue for a while. If you have an account, just do a search for Yamato and you can watch most of the movies (subtitled even!!!)whenever you want! Japan's track record with live action adaptations has been pretty hit and miss, but I have high hopes for this one!

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 4:11 a.m. CST

    I goofed up on the Matsumoto timeline slightly

    by Meta

    Endless Road SSX comes before Galaxy Express 999. Because Tochiro's (Harlock's engineer) demise takes place in GE 999, but the cause of it happens in SSX. Not that anybody cares. But back to Yamato...As a huge Star Blazers and Matsumoto fanboy I love the idea of this. I truly do. I have been waiting since I was a kid for this. I'm just fearful that it will suck badly. And knowing how every other anime-to-live action film/tv show adaptation has sucked badly in Japan and the US (although I think Harry did like Speed Racer), I have very low expectations for this project that it will be able pull it off with a decent amount of enjoyment. FX wise, Japan is not where the rest of the movie-making industry is yet. I'm sure there will be some cool FX shots, but I think it will look closer to TV quality than film quality. Director wise, I have yet to find someone in recent years that has impressed me with their directing ability, especially for SciFi (although I blame that more on the Japanese film making system that forces live action directors to make quickie fluff-pieces with no creative depth, or low-budget cookie-cutter J-horror to cash in on the sudden popularity of Japanese horror). Could they prove me wrong? I hope to god so, but I'm not holding my breath.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Don't be happy yet. Japan's been crap for 5+ years now.

    by Damien Chowder

    There is only but a hand few of good Japanese directors out there and anybody on this thread will know who. <br> I was a big fan of Eastern cinema when it had it's initial boom in the late 90's and it really didn't last long. <br> Though we do get a few good films a year I guess from Japan and I hope this is one of them.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 4:44 a.m. CST

    walked the dog?

    by theDannerDaliel

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 6:48 a.m. CST

    tehcreepythinman....

    by lukestarkiller

    You'll "stick to" Transformers and GI Joe??? REALLY??? So, you have Shit for brains and Zero taste in movies.....I see....

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    RE: teh Creepythinman...

    by lukestarkiller

    And 'Battlestar"....2 average to good seasons, the rest is SHITE and that ending????JESUS F*CKING CHRIST the ANTICLIMAX of the just concluded decade!!!! So obvious they ran out of ideas 30 episodes ago.... Hopefully Singer & DeSanto's feature reboot will fix all the probs with the wildly OVERRATED series much as JJ's Trek fixed most/all of the Shitty things about Trek.....

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST

    About damned time....

    by The Chebb

    and with Takuya from the J-Pop group SMAP who was my first pick for this since he had the hair...

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Really? God Bless You, Japan? For WHAT?

    by Ringwearer9

    For putting out something that looks like it has the crappy production values of Power Rangers?

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    lukestarkiller, YEAH, I WILL STICK TO TRANSFORMERS/GI. JOE....

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    You know, well made cartoons and not the incoherent shit the Japs continue to pollute our airwaves with, even today, in the form of trash like Pokemon. So eat shit.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Maybe the first show I ever watched w/story arcs...

    by Aaron Synn

    I remember getting totally sucked into this show...It was VITAL that I never miss an episode.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    This is absolute awesomeness times infinity

    by SilentBob X

    Seriously, this teaser makes me forget the prequels and the JJ Trek reboot in one moment. Let's hope this inspires a bluray box set of the series and more coming to our side of the ocean.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    The decade's off to a jolly good start!

    by Preacher_mg

    This was my first encouner with science fiction ever. I loved it so much! I'm so happy - the trailer looks JUST LIKE THE ANIME. Sweet!

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    THIS is Japans greatest gift to the world

    by savagedave

    http://tinyurl.com/y8l5bhb<p>You know this to be true.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    I bless Japan for different reasons

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    namely hot girls walking around in tiny skirts and boots in the middle of winter and my Japanese wife is also checking them out

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Turns out the countdown clock is for a whole year....

    by thethedew

    >duh<....so it's just a countdown to the movie opening. >is disappointed<

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Your forgot to add..

    by Zardozap2005

    ...A Yamato/Starblazers movie that looks GOOD.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Want to see a live action Neon Genesis

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    And think Blomkamp could pull it off, Cameron would nail it , but I don't want to wait,

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    I don't understand. I'm about the same age as Harry,

    by CreasyBear

    but I have no memory of seeing this show as a kid. Voltron, check. Robotech, check. G-Force (not the guinea pigs), check. There were only, like, ten channels back then. How come I didn't know about this?

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    YES!!!

    by LaserPants

    OMFG!!!

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    That Theme Music Goes Right To My Soul

    by LaserPants

    The way the Star Wars theme used to before Lucas hopelessly ruined Star Wars forever.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    I wish Episode 1-3 looked this awesome.

    by Joker Gordon Levitt

    Totally feels like the OG Star Wars. Nice to see a 'today' sci fi film that doesn't look manicured and empty.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by ChocolateJesus

    I watched that with zero awareness of the original subject matter, and also no sound. Looks badass to me. The guy walking down the hall with his glove in his teeth screams cool.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Oh sweet holy wild fun wonder!

    by Red Ned Lynch

    I am as excited as a little kid looking at the beautiful pictures in the Harlock manga books he spent all his money on at Clint's Comics in Kansas City before he even knew the word anime, unable to read the books but thrilled beyond words by the stories those pictures told. Damn, maybe this will be good, maybe it will suck, but just that trailer brought tears to my eyes.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    And oh yes...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...I would give up a year of my life for a live action film of Arcadia of My Youth. And another for one of Galaxy Express 999.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Sick as a dog today...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...freezing, congested, head hurting so much I can't write even with a deadline looming, but that trailer and this news has me giggly excited. Already made the wife and kids watch it. Cool News indeed. Very Cool News. Matsumoto is such a hero to me. Think I'm going to have to watch Arcadia and 999 today.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    OMFG This is what heaven is like

    by wcmewcme

    Wowzers. I have watched this like a hundred times now. Also, check out http://tinyurl.com/yjkgrmh and THATS like sex with Jessica Alba! Amazing! I am confused - if there was a new CGI\Cartoon of this in production, but now its a live action - which elements have been kept?

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Can still remember...

    by MadKirk

    The theme song note for note after all these years. Can't wait to see how this turns out.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    This movie is for Japan....

    by Yiggy

    and those in the US who grew up with Star Blazers in the 80's. If you didn't then you just won't get it and you are better off watching GI JOE again. For the rest of us, this will be an awesome guilty pleasure in 2010.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    332 days....

    by Mastidon

    and counting until its release.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    What was the anime show...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...with the character who was half-man, half-woman (split right down the middle)? It's bugging the HELL out of me.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    ONe of the greatest things about YAMATO was its music...

    by thethedew

    The makers of the STAR BLAZERS / US version were wise to not re-score it. While the lyrics for the STAR BLAZERS opening were a bit silly, the theme music cut right through. Plenty of CD's are available for those who want to go hunting, but wcmewcme's post above links to a lyric-free version of the theme, set to modern computer graphics made for a kind of immersive Yamato arcade game. If the movie's FX approach the fun of these shots, we're in for a fun ride.<p> They wouldn't NOT use the original music, would they? That would be like a Godzilla movie without...well, Godzilla's theme! <p> http://tinyurl.com/yjkgrmh

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    What, no live action Urotsukidoji?

    by DickBallsworth

    Just fuck it already.

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Seems inconsistent...

    by Hipshot

    So Talkbackers excoriate Hollywood for remakes, sequels, and adaptations...but if Japan does it, it's exciting and wonderful. Does anyone else find this hypocritical?

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Harry? You're out of the wheelchair? That's great!

    by white_vader

    Walking the dog eh? Unless that was some sort of worrying euphemism...

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    I don't buy a word...

    by Clarence Bodiker

  • Jan. 2, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST

    I don't buy a word...

    by Clarence Bodiker

    of this. At one point it claims Harry used to run, thus throwing the searing light of skepticism upon the whole affair.

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Seriously - just fucking awesome

    by wcmewcme

    And the talkbackers above have it right - that themes, if you were there and ran home from school every day to see the next chapter like some crazy serial- is down in your soul and its like a battle cry! The music is just as stirring as the Superman movie theme to me. I had forgotten it, but like the history and legend around the Yamato itself, it rose out of the depths of memory like the ship off the ocean floor. Agreed - if the movie graphics come close to the game graphics in my post - utterly jawdropping!

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    I knew there was a reason that I survived!

    by Mac_Daddy

    30 years ago I saw my first animated Space Battleship and have loved it ever since! This year I get to see it in full CGI glory! Woo Hoo! I knew there was a reason that I worked so hard to keep going after I was paralyzed in a car accident!

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Aw hell yeah!

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    It's about time. Sure live action Gatchaman si going to be great, but this is going to knock it out of the water.

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    I just wish they did a live action tv show

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    instead of a movie so the whole story arc could be included. As much as I look forward to this it seems a shame to trim it to three hours max.

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    In 2010 Captain Avatar will own Avatar

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Check out Starblazers.com

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    for everything including the online comic Starblazers:Rebirth. The Yamamoto never dies!

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Here in Greece we didnt have this show,instead

    by ominus

    we had another one,which is similar since it was created by the same creator: Thundersub. it was with that giant submarine,which had the mission to travel to a secret base where they would attach a device on it and transform it into a spaceship.the sub was fucking cool,but unfortunately they never showed the ending of the series. (typical)

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    OH. MY. GOD!

    by Scarecrow237

    The pre-adolescent in my feels nothing but glee!

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Okay, I checked Netflix's instant queue

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Final Yamamoto, Be Forever Yamamoto, and Space Battleship Yamamoto: The New Voyage are available. All other Starblazers/Yamamoto episodes and movies need to be ordered.

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    There is nothing here that shows any signs of being a good story

    by alienindisguise

    so all you nerds put your pants back on and get a life. This will be an Asian BSG and will suck nuts like most Japanese action flicks do.

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    So the Greek version was a "giant sub"

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    traveling to a "secret base." The symbolism is anything but subtle.

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Why is that friggin clock resetting itself each day?

    by pax256

    If its for a year make it for a year...

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Now we need STARZINGER / SPACEKETEERS / SCI-BOTS!

    by TheNorthlander

    Seriously.

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Oh baby

    by I am_NOTREAL

    I dug that little teaser in a major way. I can already see the day when I get my hands on this DVD, get stoned to my eyeballs, and become a seven-year-old again.

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    And those "globulous black sunglasses"

    by I am_NOTREAL

    are eye protection when firing the Wave Motion gun. Jeez. Kids today, no respect for history.

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Did I seriously just see a CGI upgrade of the original series, t

    by JasonPratt

    I was checking some of the related links under the main video being screened in the post, and I swear I saw scenes from the first two series being upgraded to CGI much like classic Trek!! If the live-action film is worthless, TO HELL WITH IT!!! Just go with the animation upgrade!!

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Okay, on further checking... a CGI sequel with callbacks

    by JasonPratt

    I think what they've done is make a CGI sequel to the original series, but there will be flashbacks involving key scenes (with Captain Avatar; the Yamato rising out of the ice seas of Pluto; the Comet Empire and its fleet approaching earth, etc.)

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    You're looking at video from various different projects, JasonPr

    by thethedew

    There are trailers for the most recent Yamato animated film, Yamato:Rebirth (the 6th of the series, released in December in Japan), fully CGI animations made for an arcade game (probably what you're looking at), and maybe bits from a couple direct-to-video projects that have been made over the years.

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Dang Im stupid again... days counting down over the timer...

    by pax256

    Damn thats a long countdown...

  • Jan. 3, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Live action trailer

    by GeneralKael

    Apparently the youtube live action video is a tv commercial that is playing in Japan right now - very early trailer. It is also apparently the first time it is being referred to as Space Battleship Yamato in Japanese commercials, which some on Japanese cinema websites are saying is an indication that this movie is being directed to western audiences as well. It will be interesting to see how things turn out.

  • Jan. 4, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Uchuuuu Sen-Kan...

    by ricarleite2

    Yaaa Maaaa Tooo!! *girl offtune singing and moaning*

  • Jan. 4, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Yes, PLEASE!

    by siouxfire

    (...though it's probably more suited to a miniseries)

  • Jan. 12, 2010, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Transformers began as anime, TehCreepyThinMan

    by tensaip

    Produced by Toei animation as "Fight! Super Robot Life Form Transformer". There have been several sequel anime never seen in the US.

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