Remakes of classics and made by same creator, Leiji Matsumoto.
One ship sails across universe fight entire fleet of enemies army in order to find salvation and save motherearth. Main character is new recruits that given trust by the charismatic captain.
Shows many fascinating space battle which followed by good animation and background music. Capt. Harlock is fully made by top-rated CGI while Yamato 2199's CGI is nicely blended with 2D animation.
Two anime created by Leiji Matsumoto and both are a remake of the original series, very strong shows full of space battles , massive destruction , and bravery to save our eternal beloved the earth, and then always the same artistic touch of the mangaka , let's enjoy.
Remakes of space opera classics. Space Battleship Yamato is credited as being the first space opera anime (1974-5). Toward the Terra's manga began only a few years after Yamato (1976-80). Before the TV remake of Terra in 2007, there had only been a rushed movie adaptation in 1980.
The space opera genre and the fact they're both remakes of classics links them, obviously, but they also share a key plot point: the planet Earth. In both series the planet has become a barren, uninhabitable wasteland. Where as humans are forced to live underground in Yamato, humanity in Terra live in space; far away from Earth in order to aid the planet's rejuvenation. Yamato starts by beginning a desperate quest to travel 100's of light-years and back within a year to save the planet from DOOM, while in Terra psychic outcasts attempt to travel back to their home planet just for somewhere to call home.
A key difference between them is why their respective space wars are being fought. Yamato's war involves an alien race thinking of themselves as something akin to ancient Rome attempting to conquer the universe; Earth standing against them. Terra's plot deals with evolved humans (mutants; X-MEN!) that find themselves forced to fight a desperate war for survival against the rest of humanity, as well as the A.I. that controls them. There is a link in terms of middle-of-series 'shall we fight for the Earth or abandon it for another planet?' sub-plots, though.
As far as I'm aware, Yamato is more akin to a remastering than an outright remake: the opening, for example, being identical to the original. Since there never was a full Terra TV anime in the past, Terra went in a more of an 'expanded manga' direction. But, regardless, there is a very similar 'old school' vibe given by both series. There's no pandering or any attempt to please the otaku of today. Character-driven (slightly bland due to lack of 'playing up' to appeal), episodic with pit-stops on various planets and absorbing. There's ultimately something missing from both, in my opinion, but they're special enough to warrant a modern glance into the past. read more
Both are space related anime.
Difference is that heroic age has ''heores'', people in both the series are trying to save earth by seeking help from some ''noble'' aliens.
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 has more romance, better characters, better storyline. I found it much better than heroic age, u will be hooked from 1st episode.
The setting for both the anime is completey different, one is in a game world while the other in space.
now here is where they are similar, they both have a strategist Shiroe and okita. They both have crews or guilds in log horizon that work together.
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 has more romance, action and a strong plot. Both are a must watch
Both stories are focused on lone ships and their crews trying to accomplish seemingly impossible goals in a world torn by war and with enemies chasing them across the universe. With background romance and politics, huge war and long space travels, both series feel very similar.
When i was watching AZ, it reminded me for Yamato. Both animes have space battles and compicated relations between the characters. You can see in both animes battles for power and the intension to bring peace. I think that if you liked 1 of them, you should check the other one too.
Both are high-budget OVAs belonging to iconic anime sci-fi franchises.
The main plot focus of both series is relatively simple and essentially the same : embarking on a journey through space on a quest to retrieve a mysterious item said to have the potential to alter the fate of humanity.
One difference is that the divide between "good and evil" in Gundam Unicorn is much blurrier and less apparent compared to Yamato, never really portraying any one faction as good or evil, although Yamato does feature some villains one can genuinely sympathize with.
Both OVAs have stellar animation quality and amazing soundtracks (especially in Gundam Unicorn's case) and have a similar retro vibe and "epic" cinematic feel to them. I consider both shows to be some of the best shows sci-fi anime has to offer and are highly recommendable. read more
If you love koko hekmatyar then u will love Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and vice versa. There is more romance in Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and a strong plot and developed characters relations just as in jormungand
Years after the major Hype for Yamato, rivaling Star Wars, Robotech/Macross eventually came into being.
They both sport fighters, a huge honking gun (Reflex cannon, but the Wave Motion gun was the FIRST BFG!), and large space battles.
They also have aliens assisting humans to get to space, Yamato was with a aliens still alive giving blue prints and equipment on a crashed ship. Robotech/Macross was with a crashed ship reversed engineered.
They have a theme of culture differences between Gamilions way of thinking, and the Zentradi's war culture in Robotech/Macross.
There is a entry level pilot who works his way up, be it Rich Hunter or Derek Wildstar (insert original name in Japan if it helps).
They both have over arching stories where earth is destroyed and then recovers when calmer minds take hold and control.
They both have incidents with the enemy crossing the line and they both learn the enemy is not JUST a faceless monster... read more
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is a stunningly beautiful remake of a classic sci-fi anime from the 70s, we see the beloved crew of the Yamato and the dramatic ship-to-ship battles in modern animation. It adds new details too for more world building such as a more expansive history of the characters from the original, new crew members not seen in the original and more alien races in the Iscandar arc than just the Gamilas and others.
While the manga of Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin is a remake of a classic sci-fi anime from the 70s, as of now, the OVA adapts the several-volume-spanning flash-back arc so it isn't technically a remake. However we do see some of the interesting characters from the original Mobile Suit Gundam in modern animation such as Char, the Zabis etc. We see side-characters and characters that were only mentioned in dialogue or appear in flashbacks in the 1979 series get a more sound and detailed story to them. The OVA expands on the details about the Earth Sphere we all watched in the original Mobile Suit Gundam. When I saw the space battles between Federation ships and Zeon ships in this OVA they really reminded me of the space battles in Space Battleship Yamato 2199.
To summarize; both of these anime are remakes and or expansions of classic sci-fi anime from the 70s with a lot of world building and exciting battles. read more
Epic classic space opera.
Humanity is kept repressed underground by alien attacks, which have wiped out Earth's surface.
With the help of an alien technology that can harness the infinite power of the universe, with risks, a selected cast of determined and competent people, ranging from teens to elders, incorporate it to their vehicles, and reach higher horizons, fighting versus entire armies, which are not pure evil, but mostly facing a grave environmental problem by taming the universe through terror.
There is some strategy involved, but the main crew is still plot-armoured, and the solution always ends up being to ram the enemy! fire the freaking Wave Motion Cannon! shout very loud and pierce the heavens with your drill! though TTGL leans much more toward rule of cool and self-awareness.
The boat configurations of the mechs are totally a reference to Yamato. There is even a late trial when the crew is drowned in a cosmic ocean which absorbs their fundamental energy. read more
From the same original creator, the famed Leiji Matsumoto brings his characters to life with his many Space Operas, like Space Battleship Yamato and Galaxy Express 999, which both share rich dramas in space, attractive character designs (even better with the remake of Space Battleship Yamato 2199 over it's original adaption), and laser guns that go pew pew. I highly recommend anything Leiji Matsumoto has worked on, and Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is a good place to start, while his older classic works can be enjoyed later, sort of like enjoying the original Gundam series after, if you've only watched the latest incarnation prior.