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If, like me, you were a fan of the old school animated series Star Blazers then you’ve probably heard they’re making a live action version of the series called Space Battleship Yamato. In fact, if you’re a regular reader of this site, you’ve already seen the first trailer for the movie and got some info about it.
But if you thought that earlier trailer was cool, you ain’t seen nothing yet. This latest one brings everything you would expect from a movie like this including a glimpse of the show’s signature weapon: The Wave Motion Gun. Plus, it’s got all the action, drama, suspense and characters you remember from the anime series all in a pretty impressive package.
As I mentioned previously, the film doesn’t have an official U.S. release date. However, I’m sure it will eventually make its way here so those of us looking forward to it will be able to see it. Or, if by some chance the filmmakers are reading this article, please feel free to send us a copy. We promise to give it a thorough review. Domo Arigato.
Check out the trailer after the jump.
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I don’t know about you, but I really liked the show Star Blazers when I was younger. Later, I found out it was adapted from a Japanese series called Space Cruiser Yamato and since that time I’ve watched pretty much all of the animated versions of this show I can find.
Now, it seems an intrepid band of Japanese filmmakers has made a live-action version of the story and bonus, it looks awesome. The film, a 2.2 billion yen production under the direction of Takashi Yamazaki looks like it follows the Yamato story pretty closely and features all of the great characters and situations I remember fondly from the shows.
Sadly, the film doesn’t have a U.S. release date as of yet. However, if more people get a chance to see this great trailer I’m sure it will be just a matter of time before we see this film here in the States. Or, I can always take a trip to Japan and see the film when it comes out on December 1st. Who’s with me?
Check out the trailer after the break. Yes, we realize it’s a scaled version. We’ll look for a bigger one and bring it to you if we can find it.
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