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Space Battleship Yamato (1977)

Uchû senkan Yamato (original title)
Gamilons are a race of evil aliens that are trying to destroy the planet Earth. However, a group of civilians look to the battleship Yamato for its space travel and go on a mission to bring... See full summary »

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Gorô Naya ...
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Kodai Susumu (voice)
Shûsei Nakamura ...
Shima Daisuke (voice)
Yôko Asagami ...
Mori Yuki / Fisherman's Son (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
Dr. Sado Sakezô / Hikozaemon Tokugawa / Fisherman / Ghetto (voice)
Taichirô Hirokawa ...
Kodai Mamoru (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Sanada Shirô / Berger (voice)
Masatô Ibu ...
Desler / Todo Heikuro (voice)
Osamu Kobayashi ...
Domel (voice)
Michiko Hirai ...
Starsha (voice)
Akira Kamiya ...
Katô Saburô (voice)
Ken'ichi Ogata ...
Keisuke Yamashita ...
Hiss / Sugiyama Kazuhiko / Nomura Jiro (voice)
Takeshi Ôbayashi ...
Schultz (voice)
Akira Kimura ...
Narêtâ (voice)
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Gamilons are a race of evil aliens that are trying to destroy the planet Earth. However, a group of civilians look to the battleship Yamato for its space travel and go on a mission to bring back a neutralizer that will get rid of the radiation from the Earth.

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This "movie" is actually the original series "Uchû senkan Yamato" (1974-1975) edited into 2+ hours and shown theatrically. It should also be noted that it was this movie that made "Yamato" extremely popular in Japan (the original TV series didn't do so well in the ratings) and its success led (so far) to two other TV shows, four more movies, and a direct-to-video mini-series. See more »

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Save yourself the trouble, watch the TV series
3 January 2012 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

So basically, the first Yamato movie covers the entire Iscandar adventure.

Fair enough, allowing theatre-goers to experience the tale in time for the sequel which was released year later...only this is just really badly executed.

The single biggest problem with this movie is the pacing. Even knowing it recycles footage from the TV series cannot prepare you for the fact that they did absolutely no additional work whatsoever apart from new narration, meaning they didn't even record any new dialogue - this means that much of the first half of the film races through several key events in a manner that makes it look like the writers of the film really just didn't care. Reducing Yamato's visit to Mars to a mere mention in the fashion of the narrator going "Yamato visits Mars to make repairs" isn't even half as bad as the first test of the wave motion gun and the battle at Pluto receiving almost similar treatment, killing the dramatic tension - and I swear, I've never seen a movie narrate itself through an action scene! Sometimes, they even use the "cliffhanger" narration from the end of an episode! The faster pacing also makes the one-year voyage feel much less epic than it actually was in the TV series, and that in turn draws attention to the awkward fact that Yamato receives grave damage in one battle and is mysteriously repaired by the next scene. How many times does the third bridge get destroyed anyway? With no new animation and a really bizarre priority on what plot elements should be carried over from the TV series at that, the first Yamato movie does not feel like a theatrical feature at all, but a feature-length clip show for television.


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