Space Battleship Yamato known to many as Star Blazers or Space Cruiser Yamato is a popular anime the was born in Japan in the mid 1970’s. I have never seen any of the episodes or the many movies but I have heard about it enough from longtime anime fans to know that it is a classic. I might have just gotten my opportunity to be introduced to the geekgasm inducing sci-fi futuristic world of Space Battleship Yamato with the news that a live action movie is in development to be released in Japan in December!

Anime version of Space Battleship Yamato

Early Plot Summary

Set in 2220, the pic will depict the evacuation of 300 million people from Earth to avoid certain death from an expanding black hole. The Yamato, a space battleship, is leading the rescue fleet when it is attacked by an alien force. Check out the trailer below.

It will be a big budget film by Japan’s standards costing about 2 billlion yen or about US$20 million to make, I can’t help but chuckle though when I compare it’s budget to the cost of a American movie like Avatar. I do take heart though from knowing that Space Battleship Yamato is in the hands of the Japanese and not Americans like in the case of Astro Boy or that Dragon Ball recording thingy whose entire cast and crew should be launched into the sun, hmmm come to think of it maybe we can use Space Battleship Yamato to do that?

Space Battleship Yamato Official website


Via – Collider