Monday, October 4, 2010

Space Battleship Yamato Live Action Movie Premiering 1st Dec 2010

Used to see this anime a long long time ago after classes, and hearing that a live action movie was coming sounded interesting. I was a little cautious though, as I've been dissappointed enough with some other live action adaptations from other animes, shows such as "Lain" and "Kitaro", Although the special effects were ok (not very well done as you can tell they were CGI), the story line and acting just couldn't match their anime version. Most of these I found through friends' feedbacks. The live action Yamato movie however did get more publicity.

The iconic Yamato

After viewing the trailer in youtube below, this live action movie do show some promise. The special effects are better and more realistic and the acting looks much more decent.

【公式】 SPACE BATTLESHIP ヤマト 予告編1 : Star Blazers the Movie 2010 Trailer 1

Here are some more snippets to satiate your curiosity

Interestingly enough a lot of the "other" ships got a nice makeover, probably to make them more adaptive to the movie. The Yamato herself looks almost the same with her anime counterpart. So much the better since I doubt many fans would have it the other way. While the movie is slated for a 1st December 2010 release in Japan, I'm not sure if it will have the same tentative release date elsewhere.

And hey!!! While looking over the images, someone from the Starship Modeller forum pointed out this particular picture. See that helmet she's carrying?

Doesn't it look a lot like those helmet dorn by the new BSG Viper and Raptor pilots? Abett with some modification. Hmmmm


Guess we'll just have to wait for the movie. Hope there's decent subtitles on the DVD cause my Japanese proficiency is terrible

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