Leiji Matsumoto, One of Space Opera's Greatest Creators

You may not know the name Leiji Matsumoto, but you've seen his work. Including Space Battleship Yamato (aka Star Blazers in the U.S.), Space Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999. His work stands out, because of his striking characters and because of his distinctive themes. » 12/20/13 12:35pm 12/20/13 12:35pm

Sunday Matinee: Daft Punk's anime space opera, Interstella 5555

We all know that Daft Punk's composed the soundtrack to Tron Legacy. But did you know that in 2003, the band teamed up with Toei Animation to create an intergalactic odyssey about alien pop bands? Witness Interstella 5555. » 9/26/10 8:05am 9/26/10 8:05am

First trailer for Space Pirate Captain Harlock film washes up

Check out the impressive space battle happening in Space Pirate Captain Harlock's CG-animated movie trailer. The detail is there, right down to Harlock's larger-than-life facial scar and the massive skull mounted on the front of his ship. » 6/30/10 3:18pm 6/30/10 3:18pm

First Look At Movie Version Of Space Pirate Captain Harlock Surfaces

Captain Harlock's CG-animated movie face has surfaced at Tokyo's Anime Fair. We're pretty impressed with the space pirate's look, including the swoon-inducing scar. But according to people who saw the footage, he's not the only sexy thing in the movie. » 3/31/10 7:00am 3/31/10 7:00am

New "Star Blazers" Trailer Long On Sense Of Wonder, Short On Action

Star Blazers (or Yamato in Japanese) was the gold standard for space opera: crazy fights, ridiculous-but-scary villains, and superweapons like the Wave Motion Gun. So this trailer for a new Yamato movie got me excited... until I watched it. [Fanboy.com] » 6/08/09 11:25am 6/08/09 11:25am