Space Battleship Yamato (aka Starblazers): a retrospective (video).

June 17, 2020 | By | Reply More

Rowan J Coleman sits down to examine Star Blazers, the English-language animated television series adaptation of the Japanese anime Space Battleship Yamato, first broadcast in the USA and UK in 1979.

It was the first popular English-translated anime. In this one, Earth is attacked by Gamilon, a distant planet. The radiation from Gamilon’s planet bombs forces everyone on Earth underground. With no way to remove the radiation, all life on Earth will be wiped out in one year. The Earth then receives unexpected help from Queen Starsha of the planet Iscandar, who offers a device called “Cosmo DNA” which will remove the radiation.

However, since Iscandar is 148,000 light years away, Starsha also sends plans for the experimental Wave Motion Engine that, when constructed, will help whoever can travel to Iscandar. On Earth, a crew is recruited, headed by Captain Avatar, and an old sunken battleship (the Yamato) is transformed into a spaceship (the Argo), outfitted with the Wave Motion Engine, and sent to Iscandar.

Space Battleship Yamato (aka Starblazers): a retrospective (video).

Space Battleship Yamato (aka Starblazers): a retrospective (video).

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