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Star Blazers Got Me Through The Shittiest Year Of My Childhood

I was a happy child, but I didn't have such a happy childhood. Other kids didn't get my weird vibe, especially in elementary and middle school. And one year in particular, we moved to a new city and a new school, and things got ugly. Only one thing kept me from losing my shit: Star Blazers. » 3/13/15 12:30pm 3/13/15 12:30pm

See The Weapon That Beats The Wave Motion Gun In The New Yamato Movie

As far as I know, we still haven't gotten the new Space Battleship Yamato 2199 TV/movie series in the United States, even after it aired a whole season in Japan. But now, there's a follow-up movie, Star-Voyaging Ark, in which the Yamato gets hit with a weapon called the Flame Direct Attack Cannon, that can "transcend… » 12/18/14 9:00pm 12/18/14 9:00pm

Things are looking bad for Space Battleship Yamato, but awesome for us

In case you were wondering if Japan's new Space Battleship Yamato remake was still looking phenomenally badass, well: If you consider massive space battles with giant guns, Gamilons, dogfights, explosions, and people on starship decks yelling orders and freaking out to be badass, then the answer is an unequivocal… » 5/31/13 11:30am 5/31/13 11:30am

More Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies that Hollywood Could Totally Whitewash

The Last Airbender wasn't punishment enough. Whatever we did to deserve Hollywood's "racebending" shenanigans, we've still earned more suffering. Tron Legacy's Garrett Hedlund is reportedly starring in Akira. And there's still the Americanized Cowboy Bebop in the pipeline too. And an Americanized Space Battleship… » 10/25/11 12:00pm 10/25/11 12:00pm

Activate Wave-Motion Gun! New documentary takes you inside the live-action Star Blazers

The most anticipated science fiction movie of December, for some of us, might actually be Space Battleship Yamato, aka Star Blazers. The classic anime's long-awaited live-action adaptation opens tomorrow. Watch an hour-long making-of feature, and read snippets from early reviews. » 11/30/10 5:30pm 11/30/10 5:30pm

Producer of Space Battleship Yamato dies after falling off a ship called Yamato

Yoshinobu Nishizaki, the 75-year-old producer of the Space Battleship Yamato animated series, marketed in the United States as Star Blazers, has died. The producer, whose real name was Hirofumi Nishizaki, reportedly fell from the steamship Yamato, which was anchored off the coast of Tokyo's Chichijima Island before… » 11/08/10 12:45pm 11/08/10 12:45pm