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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.

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Takashi Yamazaki

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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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2010 is the Year of Yamato See more »


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 December 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

2199: Космическая одиссея See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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During the mid-1990s, the Walt Disney Company bought the rights to produce this film. Tab Murphy wrote a highly-publicized script, which followed a ragtag crew of misfits (original characters, not from either Uchû senkan Yamato (1974) or its English counterpart Star Blazers (1979)) aboard the rebuilt USS battleship Arizona (which was sunk by the Japanese during the Pearl Harbor attack) on a mission to save Earth. Following Michael Eisner's departure from Disney, the project's rights reverted back to the Japanese. See more »

Quotes

Juzo Okita: Attention, all remaining ships and battle groups. We will retreat. We no longer have a single ship that can prevail.
Mamoru Kodai: Captain Okita, this is Yukikaze, Captain Mamoru Kodai! I cannot obey your command to withdraw! I could never show my face to the friends I've lost!
Juzo Okita: Whether you agree with it or not, the withdrawal is my order, Kodai. We're all that's left to defend the Earth. A true man bears the humiliation of today for the sake of tomorrow.
Mamoru Kodai: I don't think so! Even if it's hopeless, we can still ...
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Extended cut is about 138:36 min long See more »

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Toho's new masterpiece
20 July 2011 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

This latest production of Reiji Matsumoto's classic series deserves high ratings for its production value especially considering its low budget of 12 million USD, which is less than a fifth of average Hollywood motion pictures.

In the year 2199 earth is under attack by planet Gamiras and is hopelessly contaminated by radiation. One day they receive a transmission from planet Iskandar with a plan for warp engine and a wave cannon. In their last hope, people of Japan uses this information to transform battleship Yamato - a world war II relic that is now exposed out of a dried up sea bed into a spaceship. They set out to Iskandar which exists in the great Magellan nebula in hopes of finding an answer to earth's problem.

I see touch of Babylon 5 and Battlestar Galactica in the overall looks and feel of the props, ships and the battle sequences, but it's certainly the very best special effects science fiction I've ever seen to come out of Japan. I'd say that Japanese sci-fi have finally come of age in this movie.

The final sequence of this movie is very Japanese in my opinion, and might be over melodramatic for the international audience, but the movie was made for the Japanese viewers, so I don't have any problems there.

Takuya Kimura has a habit of stretching out the ending of a word when calling out orders, and speaking dramatically which sounded odd at times, and the dead pan acting of Meisa Kuroki could have been more charming, but overall things were believable and didn't mess up the story.

Beautifully done movie with real feeling of being out there in space, with unbelievable special effects considering its budget. This is certainly the best sci-fi movie to come out of Japan, and is Toho's new masterpiece.


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