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|Space Battleship Yamato|
|Directed by||Leiji Matsumoto|
|Produced by||Yoshinobu Nishizaki|
|Written by||Leiji Matsumoto|
|Distributed by||Toei Animation|
|Release date(s)||March 19, 1977|
|Running time||145 minutes|
|Followed by||Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato|
Space Battleship Yamato (also rendered as Space Cruiser Yamato) is the first theatrical movie based on the classic anime series. Unlike the later films that would follow it, this is a compilation film consisting of various television episodes edited from the first television series. It originally had a new ending created for the theatrical release in which Starsha had died before the Yamato reaching Iscandar. This ending was removed for the TV broadcast and was lost until the DVD release. The movie was followed by a sequel, Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato. These two films form their own continuity separate from the main one.
Differences from the TV SeriesEdit
- Starsha is already dead by the time the crew reaches Iscandar; they are greeted by her hologram.
- Mamoru Kodai is not rescued on Iscandar; thus he is dead in this continuity.
- Yabu does not revolt and survives the journey.
- Most of the final episode is removed; thus Desler "dies" on Gamilas. (Until being resurrected in Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato.)
- Yuki's death and resurrection also never occurs.
In the distant future, the war between the human race and the alien race known as the Gamilas has destroyed the Earth. Radioactive asteroids have devastated the planet making the planet's atmosphere uninhabitable. As a method to assist the Earth, Queen Starsha of the planet Iscandar offers the Earth Forces a device that can completely neutralize the radiation off the planet. In order to accomplish this, the space battleship Yamato is launched from the remains of its World War II ancestor on a 148,000 light-year journey. The crew of the Space Battleship Yamato has only one Earth year to travel to Iscandar and back, or the human race will become extinct.
Japanese cast Edit
- Gorō Naya - Okita Juzo / Aruga Kōsaku
- Kei Tomiyama - Kodai Susumu
- Shūsei Nakamura - Shima Daisuke
- Yōko Asagami - Mori Yuki
- Ichirō Nagai - Dr. Sado Sakezō / Tokugawa Hikozaemon
- Taichirō Hirokawa - Kodai Mamoru
- Takeshi Aono - Sanada Shirō
- Masatō Ibu - Desler/Tōdō Heikurō
- Osamu Kobayashi - Domel
- Michiko Hirai - Starsha
- Akira Kamiya - Katō Saburō
- Kenichi Ogata - Analyzer / Yabu Sukeharu
- Keisuke Yamashita - Hiss / Sugiyama Kazuhiko / Jirō Nōmura
- Takeshi Ōbayashi - Schultz
- Akira Kimura - Narration
- ↑ "Space Battleship Yamato: The Movie". mania.com. http://www.mania.com/space-battleship-yamato-movie_article_81368.html. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
- Space Battleship Yamato (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- Space Battleship Yamato at the Internet Movie Database
- Review of the English Language 'Space Cruiser Yamato' movie
- 2010 Space Battleship Yamato movie