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Space Battleship Yamato Revived After 25 Years

by BasakaNZ
Aug 2, 2008 5:07 AM | 19 Comments
A new Yamato project has been started after 25 years since the last movie.The Director for this new series, Yoshinobu Nishizaki has opened a studio named "Yamato Studio" on July 31 to start producing the new Yamato project.

Space Battleship Yamato was first aired in 1974, with 4 movie adaptations from 1977-1983. This production will be set in the year 2220. Due to the expansion of a mobile Black Hole, Earth is put in danger, and a 300 million people migration plan is put into action. During the migration, the fleet is attacked, and Yamato will be there to defend against it.

After being released on the 19th Dec last year for suspicions of breaching weapon and firearm laws in Japan in 1999, Nishizaki has battled for various legal rights to direct the new project, and aims to release it next year.


19 Comments Recent Comments

Bout time. I saw some of the dub, and the dialogue at least was decent.

Aug 4, 2008 9:25 PM by Torisunanohokori

After reading this news, I'm tempted to rewatch Space Battleship Yamato just for nostalgia's sake.

Aug 4, 2008 10:44 AM by avrc

Old School Anime is making a comeback! :D

Aug 4, 2008 5:40 AM by ChibiMilly

i actually have the original anime at home xD

it was great =] loved the ship designs

Aug 4, 2008 12:45 AM by Gezzaman

This definitely looks good; I'm going to have to watch it, too.

Aug 3, 2008 8:02 PM by Kryptoncat

I have heard about it for quite some time, I guess I should give it a try!

Aug 3, 2008 2:20 PM by Sweyn

I translated all mine from Japanese, and my Jap ain't that god, lol. Spare me! XD

Aug 3, 2008 12:55 PM by BasakaNZ

But the ANN news item continues by saying that the legal battles were between Nishizaki and Matsumoto over who had the rights to the series, and the judge granted them each separate rights to do their own projects. Matsumoto did his own Yamato stuff (Dai Yamato Zero-go) as an OAV series from 2004-2007. Now it's Nishizaki's turn. So I am guessing that Matsumoto won't be involved in this. I still want to see it :) And now let's all sing the theme song~

Of course, this is the version I grew up with, which, after listening to it again just now, is replaying in loop in my head too XD

Aug 3, 2008 11:43 AM by MagicalEmi

Man, my saying I've never heard of these movies is probably gonna cost me my head on this forum. XD But it seems lots of folks like it...I'll have to look into it now!

Aug 3, 2008 10:56 AM by vaprrenon

I saw the original mentioned in a Sci fi magazine (Starburst) but never saw it to rent or view. I hope the original gets a release in the UK on DVD so those that missed it can get some catch up done.

Aug 3, 2008 4:53 AM by wrrlykam

nice 0.0 i liked the one b4 as well XD

Aug 2, 2008 1:03 PM by KnightDoom

When I saw it... I was like O.o

Apparently my parents used to watch it in High School lol

I need to find the original series NOW. At least I have the original manga, lucky find at an Japanese day thing.

Aug 2, 2008 1:02 PM by BasakaNZ

Wow, sequels are quite the rage these days. I still haven't seen the original but have been meaning to since it's a classic, I'll definitely have to do that before this new one comes out.

Aug 2, 2008 11:07 AM by PeanutSteak

OMG... *worship Matsumoto*

I still reading Ginga Tetsudou 999 right now....

Aug 2, 2008 10:09 AM by wakka9ca

It was my first anime. Definitively a classic.

Aug 2, 2008 9:27 AM by Saks_Byenara

oh wow, this should be very cool

Aug 2, 2008 8:22 AM by kei-clone

omfg. A continuation of my very first anime. <3 <3 <3 Big exciting news.

Aug 2, 2008 8:20 AM by Asako

I remember watching the old show at a friends house, it was quite enjoyable but I never bothered to watch it completely, maybe now i will lol

Aug 2, 2008 8:12 AM by Icy-nee-san

Man, Matsumoto is more popular then ever these days. Same with old anime franchises. Will definitly have to check this out.

Aug 2, 2008 7:04 AM by rah-rah

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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