I was a happy child, but I didn’t have such a happy childhood. Other kids didn’t get my weird vibe, especially in elementary and middle school. And one year in particular, we moved to a new city and a new school, and things got ugly. Only one thing kept me from losing my shit: Star Blazers.
As far as I know, we still haven't gotten the new Space Battleship Yamato 2199 TV/movie series in the United States, even after it aired a whole season in Japan. But now, there's a follow-up movie, Star-Voyaging Ark, in which the Yamato gets hit with a weapon called the Flame Direct Attack Cannon, that can "transcend…
You may not know the name Leiji Matsumoto, but you've seen his work. Including Space Battleship Yamato (aka Star Blazers in the U.S.), Space Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999. His work stands out, because of his striking characters and because of his distinctive themes.
A live-action movie version of the classic anime Space Battleship Yamato opened in 2010 in Japan to some acclaim. Now America is going to make their own live-action Yamato movie — but of Star Blazers, the edited U.S. version of the original anime which aired in America in the '70s.
In case you were wondering if Japan's new Space Battleship Yamato remake was still looking phenomenally badass, well: If you consider massive space battles with giant guns, Gamilons, dogfights, explosions, and people on starship decks yelling orders and freaking out to be badass, then the answer is an unequivocal…
The spring anime season has begun in Japan, and while there’s plenty of standard stuff like kids saving the world, harem shows and busty samurai waitresses (really), there are a few gems that deserve to be seen. If you’re looking for new anime, make sure you hunt these five series down.
Space Battleship Yamato may be the most famous Japanese space opera of all time, and it's going strong in Japan. (In the U.S., where the anime series was renamed Star Blazers, we still haven't gotten the 2010 live-action film.)
The Last Airbender wasn't punishment enough. Whatever we did to deserve Hollywood's "racebending" shenanigans, we've still earned more suffering. Tron Legacy's Garrett Hedlund is reportedly starring in Akira. And there's still the Americanized Cowboy Bebop in the pipeline too. And an Americanized Space Battleship…
In America, politicians plus whimsical costumes tend to equal "ill-advised career move." But in Japan, cosplay is just one of those staples of existence, nobody gives a fig.
War is hell. But an ultimate weapon is hella cool.
Now that Space Battleship Yamato, the live-action remake of the classic anime series, has crushed the Japanese box office, there's talk of an American version. Chris McQuarrie, writer of The Usual Suspects and Darren Aronofsky's The Wolverine, is the screenwriter.
Starships are the coolest kind of vessels out there. They travel faster than light, they encounter strange new worlds, they turn space into their playground. But what are the coolest starships of them all? After much careful deliberation, we've come up with our definitive list of the 10 greatest starships in all…
There are really no words for this Space Battleship Yamato dance sequence, from Japanese television. The best part is when Desslok shows up. [Thanks, Madeline!]
Don't just give your loved ones geeky toys — give them weird geeky toys. Nothing says "nerd-cred" like merchandising that makes people gawp at the sheer WTFery. Here are 22 pieces of shwag to make your friends question your sanity.
Here are the first two minutes of the new live-action Space Battleship Yamato, aka Star Blazers. A couple thoughts: Boy, does this look like BSG or what? Also, we haven't seen space battles like this in an American movie since...
The most anticipated science fiction movie of December, for some of us, might actually be Space Battleship Yamato, aka Star Blazers. The classic anime's long-awaited live-action adaptation opens tomorrow. Watch an hour-long making-of feature, and read snippets from early reviews.
Yoshinobu Nishizaki, the 75-year-old producer of the Space Battleship Yamato animated series, marketed in the United States as Star Blazers, has died. The producer, whose real name was Hirofumi Nishizaki, reportedly fell from the steamship Yamato, which was anchored off the coast of Tokyo's Chichijima Island before…
A new trailer for the live-action Space Battleship Yamato (a.k.a. Star Blazers) film has hit the web. The film will debut in Japan on December 1. And yes, that is Steven Tyler singing the movie's theme.