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First Teaser For Live Action Gatchaman

The wait is finally over! After months of great anticipation, our first look at the live-action film adaptation of Tatsunoko's classic anime Gatchaman (aka Battle Of The Planets or G-Force depending on which version) has arrived in the form of a teaser at the official site. While the 30-second teaser hardly reveals any significant footage and consist mostly of Japanese voice over from the cast, it does provide a few glimpse of the cool superhero suits. It may be short but its enough to get fanboys craving for more.The potential summer blockbuster is directed by Toya Sato (live-action Grave of the Fireflies, Gokusen) and scripted by Yūsuke Watanabe (20th Century Boys, live-action Gantz). Also on the production team is Takashi Yamazaki (Returner, Always: Sunset on...

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Baby Boy Goes On A Soaring Piggyback Ride In Friends: Naki Of Monster Island Clip

Director Takashi Yamazaki (Space Battleship Yamato, Returner) may have a reputation for wowing audience with spectacular eye candy but in his animated film debut, Friends: Naki of Monster Island (aka Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki, フレンズ: もののけ島のナキ), he may also warm your heart at the same time through the friendship shared between the grumpy Orge and the little rascal boy, as wonderfully demonstrated in this clip.In a country strangely similar to Japan, there is an island floating on the middle of a lake. It is said that monsters have been living there from the ancient time so that people feared the island calling it "the Monster Island." But in reality, the monsters living there are sweet and are in fact living their lives fearing...
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Space Battleship Yamato Director Goes Kid Friendly in Friends: Naki On The Monster Island

Director Takashi Yamazaki (Space Battleship Yamato, Returner) is no stranger to live action filled with stunning visual effects but Friends: Naki on Monster Island (aka Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki, もののけ島のナキ) will be his first foray into a full CG animated feature-length. Based on an children's book, it tells a story about the unconditional friendship between two monsters and a human child. The voice cast include Smap's Shingo Katori and Kouichi Yamadera as Naki & Gunjo, the two Oni (Japanese demon/ogre) that encounters the boy, Kotake.In a country strangely similar to Japan, there is an island floating on the middle of a lake. It is said that monsters have been living there from the ancient time so that people feared the island calling it "the...
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Epic new trailer for ‘Space Battleship Yamato’

The sci-fi extravaganza that is Space Battleship Yamato is rumoured to be budgeted at over 2.2 billion yen (Us$22 million) and is directed by Takashi Yamazaki, who is best known for Returner, the Matrix-esque sci-fi flick that also featured giant shape-shifting robots ala Transformers. The film is set in 2220 and features:

…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.

Space Battleship Yamato is released in Japan in December 2010, there is no word on a release date outside of Japan yet, however the folks at Twitch have got their hands on a brand new [full] trailer for the film:
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‘Space Battleship Yamato’ – Official One Sheet

Space Battleship Yamato is the live action film adaptation of the original Space Battleship Yamato (aka Star Blazers in the West) anime TV series.

You may have previously seen the trailer for the live-action Yamato adaptation here on Blogomatic3000, well now we have your first look at the films official (and rather apocalyptic) Japanese one-sheet poster:

The sci-fi extravaganza is rumoured to be budgeted at over 2.2 billion yen (Us$22 million) and is directed by Takashi Yamazaki, who is best known for Returner, the Matrix-esque sci-fi flick that also featured giant shape-shifting robots ala Transformers. The series set in 2220 and features:

…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.

Space Battleship Yamato is released in Japan in December 2010, there is no word on a release date outside of Japan yet,
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Live-Action Space Battleship Yamato Attacks with a Full Trailer

Previously only seen in glimpses as a teaser trailer, here’s your first full look at the big-budget live-action “Space Battleship Yamato” movie via YouTube. Based on the popular anime, the live-action movie is directed by Takashi Yamazaki (“Returner”), and stars Koyuki (last seen in “Blood: The Last Vampire”), Aya Ueto (star of the “Azumi” movies), and Takuya Kimura (“I Come with the Rain”). It was apparently shown during a Japanese TV show, hence the Pip with the people, uh, watching the trailer along with us. To save the human race once again facing the danger of extinction, the restored Yamato voyages in to outer space. The year is 2220. A black hole with a size 300 times larger than the sun approaches the Solar System and the earth is expected to fall in to massive black hole. A transmigration to the Sairam Star begins and the first convoy led by Kodai Yuki departs the earth.
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‘Space Battleship Yamato’ – New Trailer for the Live Action Adaptation

I was way back in January when we first brought the news (and first trailer) for the live action adaptation of Space Battleship Yamato, and now we have a new trailer – one that reveals a Lot more of the films special effects and CGI wizardy:

The sci-fi extravaganza is rumoured to be budgeted at over 2.2 billion yen (Us$22 million) and is directed by Takashi Yamazaki, who is best known for Returner, the Matrix-esque sci-fi flick that also featured giant shape-shifting robots ala Transformers.

Space Battleship Yamato is set in 2220 and features:

…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.

Space Battleship Yamato is released in Japan in December 2010, there is no word on a release date outside of Japan yet, however expect a release
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Movie Trailer: Space Battleship Yamato

Japanese director Takashi Yamazaki (Returner, the Always films) has been working for a while on Space Battleship Yamato, aka the live-action remake of the anime that was released as Star Blazers in the Us. We saw a teaser trailer in January that suggested a great deal about how the film would look, even as it declined to reveal too much about the film's effects. Now there's a full trailer that really opens the floodgates and shows just how huge the scope of this adaptation might be. This footage looks fantastic, and is certainly way beyond what I expected to see out of the movie. Twitch presents the trailer and some of the info on the film. And no matter what you think of some of the acting and delivery, there are some killer visuals in store. The teaser suggested that might be the case, but there's a much more impressive
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Full trailer for Takashi Yamazaki's Space Battleship Yamato!

Dig on some seriously epic Asian space opera right now with the release of the full trailer for anime adaptation Space Battleship Yamato. Directed by the dude who did the awesome The Returner a few years back, Takashi Yamazaki, I think it looks awesome. Some of the space battle shots look particularly awesome, like a blend of model work and CGI.

Synopsis:

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.

Trailer after the break.

Dig on some seriously epic Asian space opera right now with the release of the full trailer for anime adaptation Space Battleship Yamato. Directed by the dude who did the awesome The Returner a few years back, Takashi Yamazaki, I think it looks awesome.
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Full Trailer For Takashi Yamazaki's Space Battleship Yamato Packs Plenty Of Epic Into Just A Minute And A Half.

Look out, someone gave Japanese special effects genius Takashi Yamazaki a big bag of money and the rights to one of the nation's most famous space operas.

Yamazaki first drew serious attention with The Returner, his scifi-action fusion starring Takeshi Kaneshiro, in which he showed that even when under significant budgetary restraints he could pull off some impressive effects and action work. The Returner showed promise but it wasn't until Yamazaki changed gears completely with the uber-nostalgic Always films that he would break through as one of Japan's top directors, period, both in terms of box office and critical success. And though it's hard to think of the Always pictures as effects extravaganzas, seeing as they are basically period set dramas, the invisibility of the effects work is testament to Yamazaki's skill, as pretty much every shot has been altered in some way to create the authentic period feel of post-war Tokyo.
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Star Blazers Teaser: Japanese Anime to Live-Action Film

I remember growing up as a kid in the 80’s and absolutely loving Japanese animation. Shows like Voltron, Robotech and Tranzor Z, with his partner Aphrodite and her boobie missile 1 and boobie missile 2, were among some of my favorites to watch. I guess my tastes changed as I got older, because the newer anime from the ’90s on just didn’t appeal to me very much.

I’m not an expert in Japanese anime by any means and I really only followed the mainstream stuff, so when the teaser trailer for the cartoon Space Battleship Yamato (known as Star Blazers in the U.S.) hit the web and instantly picked up steam in the movie blog world, I was intrigued to see what all the fuss was about. After watching the 32 second teaser, I was left thinking, “Did I miss something?”

If you are like me and not familiar with Space Battleship Yamato,
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Space Battleship Yamato Goes Live Action!

You had to know that Takashi Yamazaki would return to science fiction one day.  And that when he did he would do so in a big way.  A to-the-bone effects geek, Yamazaki rose through the ranks directing television while also pursuing parallel careers in animation and special effects before rising to international attention directing the Takeshi Kaneshiro starring sci-fi action picture Returner.  Promising as Returner was, however, it was also quite flawed and it wasn't until Yamazaki turned from the future to the past that he found widespread success, striking massive commercial and critical success with his shamelessly nostalgic Always pictures.  But now he's back where he belongs.

Space Battleship Yamato is one of Japan's most famous and longest running anime series, the classic story of humanity's best and brightest packed into a massively powerful spaceship on a last desperate mission to claim a device that can cleanse and heal the shattered earth.
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Fire The Wave Motion Gun! There's A New Space Battleship Yamato Live Action Movie Teaser Trailer!

Star Blazers was one of my favorite television shows growing up as a kid. I watched it religiously, every day, until the show's 3 season completion. It was also one of the first cartoons where you had to watch it in order, or you might get lost. I think I've seen the series in it's entirety, a total of 3 times. I Loved how cool the space battleship Yamato was and the firing of the wave motion gun was amazing to see as it obliterated everything in its path. There have been Japanese live-action movies based off of Space Battleship Yamato before, and Disney has tried to get a live action version off the ground for Star Blazers, but so far that hasn't happened. Thank God for the Japanese and their love of all things robots, space and geek because a teaser trailer for their brand new Space Battleship Yamato movie hit YouTube and it looks awesome.
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Magnet Attracts Jet Li & Andy Lau's Warlords

The Wagner/Cuban Companies' Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Peter Ho-Sun Chan's historical action epic, Warlords . Boasting an all-star cast, including Jet Li, Andy Lau ( Infernal Affairs ) and Takeshi Kaneshiro ( Returner ), Warlords was a huge critical and commercial hit in China, winning eight Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Director for Chan and Best Actor for Li. Depicting the same historical events that were the basis for the Shaw Brothers classic Blood Brothers , Warlords is set in the midst of war and political upheaval during the Taiping Rebellion of the 1860s. Jet Li stars as General Pang, who after a surviving a massacre of his fellow soldiers by playing dead, joins a band of...
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