Space Opera Fan Club

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Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes romantic, often melodramatic adventure, set mainly or entirely in outer space, generally involving conflict between opponents possessing advanced technologies and abilities. The term has no relation to music and it is analogous to "soap opera". Perhaps the most significant trait of space opera is that settings, characters, battles, powers, and themes tend to be very large-scale. In anime some of the best and well known titles are <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime/820/Legend_of_the_Galactic_Heroes">Legend of the Galactic Heroes</a>, <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime/1088/Macross">Macross</a>, <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime/1000/Space_Pirate_Captain_Harlock">Captain Harlock</a>, <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime/1650/Uchuu_Senkan_Yamato">Space Battleship Yamato</a>, <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime/1491/Galaxy_Express_999">Galaxy Express 999</a>, <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime/1548/Shin_Taketori_Monogatari:_1000_Nen_Joou">Queen Millennia</a>, <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime/2158/Terra_e.../pics">Terra e...</a>, <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime/2451/Space_Adventure_Cobra">Cobra</a> and <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime/290/Seikai_no_Monshou">Crest/Banner of the Stars</a>. You can't actually define easily what's a space opera and what's not since there are many series that are not "pure" space operas but they do have some elements from the species. Some of the titles mentioned before are genuine space operas and were used in order to "judge" what must be in the club's relation list. Therefore you'll find titles as <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime/1462/Memories">Memories</a> in which only the 1st story <span style="color:red">"Magnetic Rose"<!--color--></span> is a really nice mix of sci-fi/thriller/space opera or <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime/1371/Hi_no_Tori">Hi No Tori</a> which has some great space stories in it but none like the 1987 <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime/2998/Hi_no_Tori:_Uchuu_Hen">Hi no Tori: Uchuu Hen</a>! Also <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime.php?q=ideon">Ideon</a> and <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime.php?q=baldios">Baldios</a> are examples where the super robot genre blends well with psychological elements and space opera feeling! We get to see many inconsistencies or exaggerations in space operas like people walking outside without suits or getting right next to a wormhole and escaping in the nick of time for example. Many times they use conventional techonogies that we currently have and it makes you wonder is this possible? Aren't we in the future? It should have been more developed you say or something like that. In <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime/3907/Ginga_Sengoku_Yuuden_Rai/">Ginga Sengoku Yuuden Rai (a.k.a Galaxy Warring State Chronicle Rai or Thunder Jet)</a> there are swords and bows like in the Chinese 3 Kingdoms war or in the Japanese civil war but they do have spaceships! So what is going on? Well you have to accept those kind of things and not be picky about them because you lose the point and you're spoiling the fun that you would have! After all you're watching fantasy! When someone watches Lord of the Rings is he wondering about stuff like that! I don't think so! He just sits back and enjoys the ride! That's what I'm suggesting to all of you my friends! <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/people/2597/Leiji_Matsumoto">Leiji Matsumoto</a> is one of the best space opera creators and he has given to us many great titles (After all he started it all with <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/anime/1650/Uchuu_Senkan_Yamato">Space Battleship Yamato</a> in 1974!) and <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/people/5095/Noboru_Ishiguro">Noburo Ishiguro</a> one of the best directors in the genre with participation in many of these great titles! <div style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/466/logha.png" /> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:red"><span style="font-size: 150%;">Similar clubs to join<!--size--></span><!--color--></span> <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/clubs.php?cid=18611">Old School Anime Club</a> <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/clubs.php?cid=422">Leijiverse</a> <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/clubs.php?cid=5114">Legend of the Galactic Heroes</a> <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/clubs.php?cid=18957">Sieg Kaiser Reinhard von Lohengramm!!!</a> <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/clubs.php?cid=773">Macross Series Fans</a> <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/clubs.php?cid=28603">Gallant Angels-Gall Force FC</a> <!--link--><a href="http://myanimelist.net/clubs.php?cid=7169">Retro Mecha Club</a><!--center--></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:orange">And below a funny picture for the club!<!--color--></span> :p <img src="http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/7636/spaceopera.gif" /><!--center--></div> <span style="color:blue">Here is our beautiful flag counter! (Added on 4/7/2012)<!--color--></span> <!--link--><a href="http://flgc.info/MJDVks"><img src="http://s06.flagcounter.com/count/hn/bg_FFFF14/txt_000000/border_262626/columns_6/maxflags_30/viewers_0/labels_1/pageviews_1/flags_0/" /></a><!--center--></div>


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Club Discussion
Anime Relation Suggestions.
Eridanus - Jun 30, 2012
15 replies by AxenVans »»
May 30, 2015 4:12 AM
Live Action Space Opera
darcwizrd - Jun 3, 2013
2 replies by Fortress_Maximus »»
Jul 2, 2014 5:21 AM
Poll: What is your favorite Space Opera anime?
LayedBack - Feb 26, 2013
4 replies by Fortress_Maximus »»
Jul 2, 2014 5:20 AM
What order to watch Captain Harlock?
LayedBack - Feb 26, 2013
2 replies by LayedBack »»
Mar 20, 2013 8:31 AM


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Club Comments
Heibi | Apr 4, 2017 3:26 PM
Yep, not many have posted here in a while.

elkensteyin | Mar 31, 2017 4:06 PM
Hey, I just bumped a club almost 2 years into the future - LOL

KirakiraTsundere | Jul 4, 2015 9:34 PM

So, someone showed me this the other day. Is there any truth in it?

Heibi | Jun 2, 2015 6:20 AM
Just watched the new Yamato 2199 movie. It's a side story which takes place on their way back to Earth after leaving Gamilas. Well done. Hopefully this leads to the Gatlantean Empire story arc later.

Kirko | Mar 22, 2015 6:04 PM
Club officers don't seem too enthusiast anymore.

Seiya | Mar 22, 2015 5:35 PM
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like too many people post in this club anymore.

GOAscend | Mar 22, 2015 3:53 PM
Dead ?

Farabeuf | Aug 28, 2014 4:15 AM
Was able to finally see Space Captain Harlock on Netflix. The script was a bit weak IMO, but the visuals, animation and score were top notch. I hope we get more ambitious space opera projects like this one.

Club Stats
Members: 234
Pictures: 12
Category: Anime
Created: Jun 30, 2012


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Anakin1981 (Admin, Creator)
Echelon (Admin)
HisokaHajime (Admin)
RobdeFR (Admin)

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