On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
In the next century, a reconfiguring ship (think "Transformer" with a pilot) called Macross carries fifty thousand refugees within its hold as it returns to Earth pursued by giant humanoid ... See full summary »
Final Yamato was originally conceived as a fourth series, Space Battleship Yamato IV, which would have featured largely the same plot but with many additional twists; however, the real robot boom of the early 80's rendered the production of another romantic space opera inviable and the story was turned into a feature-length film instead. See more »
Absurd and ridiculous conclusion of legendary series!
After the massively engrossing and epic stories found in the three Yamato TV series, "Final Yamato" (clever title) falls short in every category of comparison... approximately 50 times more disappointing than Return of the Jedi! Here's Final Yamato's ludicrous MST3K premise: A hyper-dimensional red galaxy appears from nowhere, seemingly about to destroy the entire Milky Way by the time the opening credits have finished, and the Yamato barely escapes a cloud of red dust by entering a random warp. The incredibly dangerous red galaxy is subsequently ignored in favor of a warping waterworld that floods planets on some processional cycle... planets such as the one Yamato arrives at after the random warp! How lucky. A handful of the planet's survivors inexplicably attack the Yamato (as a way to thank the Yamato for trying to save flood victims perhaps?), and then arbitrarily decide to conquer Earth, which is coincidentally the same planet Yamato is from! Lucky again! The aliens' scheme is to first flood Earth by warping the waterworld there, making the planet ripe for emigration. But if aliens don't mind living on a flooded planet, why don't they just stay on their OWN planet!? Makes no sense. And the bad guy rides the horse from Dragon's Lair. Yamato fans, avoid this movie at all costs!
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