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Space Battleship Yamato (2010)

In 2199, the crew of the space battleship Yamato embark on a dangerous journey to the planet Iskandar to acquire a device that will rejuvenate the war-ravaged Earth.

Director:

Takashi Yamazaki

Writers:

Leiji Matsumoto (manga), Shimako Sato (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takuya Kimura ... Susumu Kodai
Meisa Kuroki ... Yuki Mori
Toshirô Yanagiba Toshirô Yanagiba ... Shiro Sanada
Naoto Ogata Naoto Ogata ... Daisuke Shima
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ... Hajime Saito
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Mamoru Kodai
Maiko Maiko ... Aihara
Reiko Takashima Reiko Takashima ... Doctor Sado
Toshiyuki Nishida Toshiyuki Nishida ... Hikozaemon Tokugawa
Toshihiro Yashiba Toshihiro Yashiba ... Yasuo Nanbu
Kazuki Namioka Kazuki Namioka ... Saburo Kato
Takumi Saitoh ... Akira Yamamoto (as Takumi Saitô)
Takahiro Miura ... Furuya
Kensuke Ohwada Kensuke Ohwada ... Kenjiro Ota
Kana Harada Kana Harada ... Sasaki
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Storyline

In 2199, five years after the Gamilas launch attacks on Earth, the planet has been ravaged by the aliens' radiation bombs and the remnants of humanity have moved underground. One day, former pilot Susumu Kodai discovers a message capsule sent from the planet Iskandar that tells of a device that can remove the radiation from the Earth's surface. The United Nations of Space Administration rebuilds the battleship Yamato, with a new type of propulsion system - the Wave Motion Engine. This enables her to make the long voyage to Iskandar and back in hopes of saving the Earth. Within 73 days, the radiation will drive the rest of humanity to extinction and the Gamilas will inhabit the Earth. Written by Anonymous

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The legendary SF animation, a live-action film at last. See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is director Takashi Yamazaki's third adaptation of a Japanese manga comic, after adapting Yoshito Usui's "Ballad" comic and Ryôhei Saigan's "Sunset on Third Street" comic. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Juzo Okita: Yamato, lift off!
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Alternate Versions

Extended cut is about 138:36 min long See more »

Connections

Remake of Space Battleship Yamato (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Lives
Lyrics, Composed and Performed by Steven Tyler
Produced by Marti Frederiksen
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Can we leave Star Trek and Star Wars out of this...?
3 July 2011 | by empty-binSee all my reviews

While I'll grant you similarity in the setting of a space cruiser named after a famed WWII ship in space (USS Enterprise was a famous WWII air craft carrier, senkan Yamato was a famous WWII battleship), beyond that, nothing about Yamato has anything to do with Star Trek other than Matsumoto Reiji may have been inspired by it.

That said, no further invocation of American media landmarks is necessary in discussing this title.

The film was entertaining. I didn't look at the clock until the end. At times, the film was a bit melodramatic but all-in-all the movie was good.

The special effects were very good. I've heard it said this was a low budget film. I can accept that assessment. But the story telling was decent and conveyed the starry-eyed intensity of the comic nicely!

There were some downs but the only one I'd bother with was the romance between the main character and the ace pilot. It hit me like a pizza delivery scooter from outside my peripheral vision. Never saw it coming and didn't quite understand it.

In the end, I enjoyed it and I'd recommend people familiar with the comic/anime series check it out.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 December 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Battleship Yamato See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,827,298
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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