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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 »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Isao Sasaki is the narrator of this film. He was the singer of the Yamato theme song, and had voiced Saito in Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato: Warriors of Love (1978). See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Susumu Kodai: Is that...
Juzo Okita: Yes. That's the Yamato.
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Version of Great Yamato No. 0 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Lives
Lyrics, Composed and Performed by Steven Tyler
Produced by Marti Frederiksen
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Blast Off into an out of this World Adventure
17 January 2015 | by totalovrdoseSee all my reviews

Having never witnessed the Anime this particular movie is based upon, this review will focus solely on the feature itself, and will not include any comparative analysis. As a stand alone feature, Space Battleship Yamato is a very entertaining ride, the storyline, and many of the action sequences, being reminiscent of what viewers would have experienced in Star Trek, Wing Commander, Battlestar Galactica and Independence Day.

Occasionally, the visuals seem unable to live up to the film's ambition. There was a moment when a fighter craft looked like a piece of cardboard, and the aliens, when seen, often resemble four legged stick insects. These moments aside, the effects are often beautiful, and the space battles even more so, but it's the story that cements this film into something special, and because of this, Space Battleship Yamato never feels like the B-grade science fiction film that it does sometimes appear to be.

It's 2199, and Earth's capacity to maintain humanity is dwindling under the oppression of nuclear haze from continuous strikes by an alien race called the Gamilas, a technologically proficient threat that has crippled humanity at every turn. Susumu, a former pilot, who's led by his emotions, rediscovers the hardships of battle after discovering an alien capsule that could potentially change the outcome of the war. Volunteering for a suicide mission to find humanity's only hope, he boards the Space Battleship Yamato, a derelict craft refashioned with alien technology, and must find the courage to bring a fractured crew together for the battleship's final voyage.

Although occasionally predictable, the feature continuously delivered an entertaining story of love, friendship and hope. The tone and directionality of the film remained constant throughout, the plot never once feeling forced or out of place, and unlike similar genre projects from Hollywood, frequently maintained a sense of believability, not just in the plot, but in the characters too, an aspect that is especially delivered by the actors. With a beginning that immediately captures your attention, and an ending that is almost perfect, Space Battleship Yamato is certainly worth a look, even if you're unfamiliar with the Anime.


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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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