New SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO Anime Announced
The producers of the new Yamato space opera anime project have confirmed their plans for a theatrical release this year at the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2009 on Wednesday. The project was first revealed last August when Yoshinobu Nishizaki, the producer of the original Space Battleship Yamato series and movies, announced the creation of the "Yamato Studio" in Tokyo.
I wish I was more excited about this. Space Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers in North America) is literally my favorite thing ever; something I've enjoyed for nearly three decades. It's been said that the stirring theme song, still popular in Japan, was almost a second national anthem during the series' heyday. But the new series is surely being made without creator Leiji Matsumoto, who has long been at odds with producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki. The latter Yamato movies, also made without Matsumoto's input, were a little embarrassing.
There's always hope, of course. Earth didn't give up hope when threatened by those EVIL GAMILONS. RIGHT?
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