Watch: Awesomely Epic 'Space Battleship Yamato' Full Trailer

June 28, 2010
Source: Twitch

Space Battleship Yamato Trailer

On the first day of the year, we featured a TV spot for the live-action version of the Japanese anime Space Battleship Yamato, directed by Takashi Yamazaki, an epic science fiction space story about the crew of the battleship Yamato who set out on a journey to acquire a device that can heal ravaged Earth. The trailer was discovered by Twitch and is one of the Japanese non-subtitled videos with all kinds of images overlayed on top of the trailer. However, there is some awesome footage found in there, so if you are a sci-fi or Space Battleship Yamato fan, definitely check this out. Although we have no clue when it'll be coming to the US.

Watch the full Japanese trailer for Takashi Yamazaki's Space Battleship Yamato, via YouTube:

As of this moment, Space Battleship Yamato (also known as Star Blazers when it was brought to the US in the 80s), will hit theaters in Japan in December of 2010, about half a year from now. Its budget is around 2 billion yen (about $20 million) and will be the first in the franchise to use the "Space Battleship Yamato" English title domestically in an effort to appeal to international audiences as early as possible. I don't know much about this, but it looks awesome so far, and I'm hoping it won't take too long to hit US theaters (as in, I hope we don't have to wait until late 2011 to see this). You can get more info on this at:

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  • Ron
    Ah yes! Brought me fond memories of growing up; watching random japanese cartoons which looked cool but had no idea what was going on! The concept and special effects look pretty cool in this one for $20 million.
  • I am a huge fan of the anime, and this looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it!
  • adrian
    asian ppl yelling. just makes me laugh. yeah call me whatever, it's prob the trailer.
  • Janny
    if japan had one of those in WWII they totally would have won...
  • Totally, totally awesome! A budget of $20M U.S.?!? And it looks like *that*? Good grief. I'm stunned. Can't wait!!!
  • ray
    looks great....and the chick is hott too
  • Red Eye
    Japan should be coming out with blockbuster live-action anime films regularly. *cough* AKIRA *cough*
  • Rashad
    Overacting and bad CGI. not shocked
  • Henry
    this IS how the Japanese people remember WWII
  • plissken2013
    Luca$$ can shove his $tar war$ in his a$$, THAT'S the kind of space opera I wanna see!
  • pzzarlllz
    HaHAHa!!! I love it!
  • This looks great, but I doubt I'll ever be able to see it. I hate that this site gets me excited by showing me these obscure trailers, and then they never even come out on DVD. ...Speaking of which, whatever happened to Hunter Prey? I was really excited for that and it's been 2 years and you haven't mentioned it nor has it shown up at a film festival.
  • Janny
    amazon has the DVD of Hunter Prey available on July 27, 2010
  • You're my hero Janny!
  • I think Captains on all space battleships should be rocking the fisherman beard style, it looks great. It is like a live action anime. I bet like a lot of these films the artwork for it is much better than the movie.
  • Craig
    Holy sh** this movie looks amazing.
  • Aimee
    LOL @ 4. 😀 we would be screwed. yep
  • Dreckent
    Man, asian cinema doesnt gets the credit it deserves... This looks freaking awesome!!!
  • deadpool 72
    that looks really cool,can't wait.
  • chilin
    @peloquin, i thought i was the only one who remembered HUNTER PREY!! thanks Janny!!
  • Clover
    Great job! Film craftsman of Japan get it!!
  • Scotty97
    Good looking footage, but whatever the f**k all the extraneous stuff overlaid on the film, and the terrible voiceovers make the trailer one of the worst I've seen since any Julia Roberts film.
  • Morlock
    Maybe Godzilla can make a cameo.
  • Geoff
    Talk about uber-meh...chick looked cute though
  • Nero
    what wait who this looks like sdf-1 from macross... or ??
  • More and more sam
    I was particularly struck at how awesome Sam Worthington was as the cute Jap chick.
  • Vic
    Um, copyright infringement? They might as well have called it Battlecruiser Yamato.
  • Acerimmer1
    Look at that guy, it's Captain Birdseye! Only real cod fillets go into my birdseye fishfingers LOL.
  • Derek Wildstar
    I desperately hope that the English version (dub? subtitles?) will be available soon. My young life was influenced greatly by the American cartoon version, Star Blazers. The content was much more mature than the cartoons available domestically. My son and I watched Wildstar (Kodai) and his friends on DVD one year ago and we loved the entire series. Very cool father-son bonding time. We hope beyond words that we will see the live action version in English very soon! Our Star Blazers.




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