Friday, March 20, 2009

New Yamato Movie in 2009

Mazinger Z is not the only old mecha series to make a come back this year it seems, Space Battleship Yamato's fans will be delighted to know that a new movie will be released this year. Not remake, but a brand new story instead. ^^

Revealed at Tohokushinsha Film Corporation's (東北新社) booth at the currently ongoing TAF2009, the synopsis of the story as follow:
Set in 2220, or 21 years after the first Yamato story, an expanding black hole threatens Earth, so three hundred million people set forth into space as part of an emigration operation. The transport fleet is attacked, and the Yamato leads the counterstrike. 38-year-old Susumu Kodai, the hero of the first series, is now a space captain with a daughter named Miyuki with his wife Yuki (the heroine of the first series).
Personally, I never watched Yamato before, but as with the SDF-1 and all its variations from the Macross series, I love the design of Yamato itself. ^^

I hope for peace and no battleship in this real world get to fire anything, but in the sci-fi world, watching that many cannons and turrets firing is always an awesome sight ^^

Images from GA Graphic, story synopsis from Anime News Network.