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Space Battleship Yamato (1977)

Uchû senkan Yamato (original title)
Gamilons are a race of evil aliens that are trying to destroy the planet Earth. However, a group of civilians look to the battleship Yamato for its space travel and go on a mission to bring... See full summary »

Director:

Toshio Masuda

Writers:

Keisuke Fujikawa, Leiji Matsumoto (story and characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gorô Naya ... Okita Juzo / Aruga Kosaku (voice)
Kei Tomiyama Kei Tomiyama ... Kodai Susumu (voice)
Shûsei Nakamura Shûsei Nakamura ... Shima Daisuke (voice)
Yôko Asagami ... Mori Yuki / Fisherman's Son (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Dr. Sado Sakezô / Hikozaemon Tokugawa / Fisherman / Ghetto (voice)
Taichirô Hirokawa Taichirô Hirokawa ... Kodai Mamoru (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Sanada Shirô / Berger (voice)
Masatô Ibu ... Desler / Todo Heikuro (voice)
Osamu Kobayashi Osamu Kobayashi ... Domel (voice)
Michiko Hirai Michiko Hirai ... Starsha (voice)
Akira Kamiya ... Katô Saburô (voice)
Ken'ichi Ogata ... Analyzer / Yabu Sukeharu (voice)
Keisuke Yamashita Keisuke Yamashita ... Hiss / Sugiyama Kazuhiko / Nomura Jiro (voice)
Takeshi Ôbayashi Takeshi Ôbayashi ... Schultz (voice)
Akira Kimura Akira Kimura ... Narêtâ (voice)
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Gamilons are a race of evil aliens that are trying to destroy the planet Earth. However, a group of civilians look to the battleship Yamato for its space travel and go on a mission to bring back a neutralizer that will get rid of the radiation from the Earth.

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The spectacular intergalactic space movie!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

6 August 1977 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Battleship Yamato See more »

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Office Academy See more »
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Color
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Trivia

This "movie" is actually the original series "Uchû senkan Yamato" (1974-1975) edited into 2+ hours and shown theatrically. It should also be noted that it was this movie that made "Yamato" extremely popular in Japan (the original TV series didn't do so well in the ratings) and its success led (so far) to two other TV shows, four more movies, and a direct-to-video mini-series. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the theatrical release (1977), a new ending was animated in which Starsha had already died by the time Yamato reached Iscandar and appeared as a holographic message to the crew. This sequence concluded with her palace sinking into the ocean as Yamato departs. For the Fuji TV airing in 1978, the sequence was replaced with footage from episode #25 of the TV series, which resurrected Starsha and provided an appearance for Kodai's older brother Mamoru. This is the version widely available on video in both the US and Japan. See more »

Connections

Followed by Final Yamato (1983) See more »

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Wave Motion Gun!
16 November 2003 | by afnasteSee all my reviews

I was delighted to find this on DVD packed with extras and in the way real anime fans like to watch it, in Japanese with (English for me) subtitles, so we don't lose any of the original voices or sounds. Did you run home from high school every day to watch this too? I did. This was probably my second early exposure to anime, the first being Gatchaman I had thought that the first movie came before the first series but the series came first, which explains things like how Yuki's/Nova's arm got broken after they land on Iscandar to meet Stasha and get the Cosmo Cleaner D.

Space Cruiser Yamato the movie is a fun trip down memory lane, back to classic anime. Very informative to see the changes it went thru after being mangled into Star Blazers by completely changing or omitting sections of the film. The WWII sequence and ideas of Japanese honor were altered so as not to offend or confuse US viewers, gimme a break! The DVD even has an alternative scene on Iscandar that really changes the pace of the show.


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