Super Terrific Japanese Thing: Yamato
Japan’s got a new Space Battleship Yamato movie coming out this December (you American fans more likely know it as Star Blazers) and let me let tipper Tony C. summarize it for you, so I can get back to reading webcomics:
Apparently the new film is set in in the year 2220, 17 years after
“Final Yamato”. A 320,000-kilometer-wide black hole threatens Earth, so
300 million people set a course for Amaaru, 27,000 light years away.
The transport fleet is attacked, and the new Yamato battleship leads
the counterstrike. 38-year-old Susumu Kodai, the hero of the first
series, is now a space captain, and he has a daughter named Miyuki with
his wife Yuki (the heroine of the first series).
While I bet the movie isn’t 1/10th as action-packed as this trailer implies it will be, it’s still kind of cool to see an anime classic reinterpreted with today’s animation skills. And best of all, it’s a Topless Robot anime post where I don’t go off on some bullshit rant about the anime industry. I know! The first one ever!