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Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Report 62

August 2021 ticked up a bit over July with some interesting announcements, a new fan club magazine, Age of Yamato on home video, and a LOT of fan…

CosmoDNA

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The Story of Animerama: Legacy

The Animerama trilogy officially ended in 1973 with the failed release of Belladonna of Sadness and the closure of Mushi Productions.  That...

Renaissance Josei

Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Report 61

After the “boom month” of June, Yamato activity dropped back down to pre-movie levels as the countdown to 2205‘s October premiere got underway. Covid caused another event to…

CosmoDNA

Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Report 2

One of the best things about being a Yamato fan is getting blindsided by a full-power promo campaign. That’s what happened to all of us on August 9…

CosmoDNA

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Space Battleship Yamato 2199 – Episode 7

The Yamato is free! After unraveling Shultz’s nefarious schemes, our intrepid crew launched a counterattack on the Gamalian base, saving not just their own ship, but the innocent…

Wrong Every Time

Hachette design interview, May 2021

A conversation commemorating the extension of the Making Space Battleship Yamato 2202 series Aiming to create a “full-scale” model Junichiro Tamamori (series supervisor) & Ken Sato (Hachette Collections…

CosmoDNA

Yamato 2202 Episode 25 commentary

Episode 25: Farewell, Space Battleship Yamato by Kathy Clarkson and Anton Mei Brandt The eldritch death rattle of a pipe organ resounds throughout space. The Ark of Destruction…

CosmoDNA

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Kaitei 3-man Mile

Toei Douga pioneered the feature-length theatrical cartoon in Japan, starting with 1958's Hakujaden . Orphan has released several Toei featu...

Collectr's Blog

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Episode # 112 – Interview with Jonathan Tarbox! Talking Leiji Matsumoto, Anime Conventions, and working in manga!

Hey everyone! Look, another interview! For the third entry in our Leiji Matsumoto interview series, Sully chats with Jonathan Tarbox about Matsumoto’s WWII comic The Cockpit and how…

Third Impact Anime

Space Battleship Yamato 2202, Report 60

Well, now, that’s more LIKE it. You have to go all the way back to the premiere of 2202 Chapter 7 (March 2019) to find a month as…

CosmoDNA

Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Report 1

From the moment Yamato 2199 was announced, we pretty much assumed there would be a followup. From the moment Yamato 2202 was announced, it was practically a guarantee.…

CosmoDNA

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Space Battleship Yamato 2199 – Episode 6

The schemes of Commander Schultz have borne wicked fruit, sending the Yamato careening into the seas of Pluto. Humanity’s last hope now rests beneath a frozen tundra, while…

Wrong Every Time

Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Report 59

May 2021 was one of the slowest Yamato months in years, seemingly caught up in the malaise of uncertainty over when the Wave-Motion Engine would restart. That moment…

CosmoDNA

Star Blazers Lambda, Year One

The word first went out in February 2020 from the head office of Yamato Crew that a completely new story was heading our way under the working title…

CosmoDNA

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Anime Review 193 Space Battleship Yamato 2202

I loved Space Battleship Yamato 2199. I loved how grounded the narrative is, the writing was near perfection I adored the characters well the world-building and thematic exploration.…

TakamakiJoker Anime Reviews

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Space Battleship Yamato 2199 – Episode 5

Hello brave sailors, and welcome aboard. We return at a moment of crisis, as the Yamato approaches the outer reaches of the solar system, inviting the wrath of…

Wrong Every Time

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Space Battleship Yamato (2010) [Film Review]

Space Battleship Yamato; or, The Stars My Destination      Even a single gleam in the dark, even the slightest chance… let us use that as a ...

Watching Asia Film Reviews

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Oldtaku no Radio # 056 – Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

We’re going way, way, way back to live in the present by talking about something set in the future: Space Battleship Yamato 2199. Leading us on this journey of…

Ani-Gamers

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Episode # 109 – Interview with Helen McCarthy and Darren-Jon Ashmore on Leiji Matsumoto and Anime/Manga Scholarship

The second installment of our special interview series revolving around the newly released essay collection on Leji Matsumoto, co-edited by past (and current!) guest Helen McCarthy (Listen to…

Third Impact Anime

Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Report 58

April 2021 was a surprisingly slow month in Yamato world, with the lowest amount of activity since January 2020. But quality always trumps quantity ’round these here parts.…

CosmoDNA

Isao Sasaki interviews, April 2021

Isao Sasaki’s voice was the first anyone ever heard when they met Space Battleship Yamato, and he still belts out that theme song as no one else can.…

CosmoDNA

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Hashire! Shiroi Ookami

Orphan hasn't done a critter feature in a while, so we're quite chuffed to present the first English-subtitled version of the 1990 movie Has...

Collectr's Blog

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Toshihiro Hirano and AIC studio

As I mentioned in the previous article about Graviton, the OVA boom was very much carried by small structures and the overlapping nets of connections made by their…

Animétudes

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Episode # 107 – Interview with Leiji Matsumoto Scholars, Tim Eldred and Ed Hoff

The first installment of our special interview series revolving around the newly released essay collection on Leji Matsutmoto, co-edited by past guest Helen McCarthy. In this episode, Sully…

Third Impact Anime

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Space Battleship Yamato 2199 – Episode 4

Are you ready to journey across the sea of stars? Today we’re returning to Space Battleship Yamato 2199, a show that I am happy to report has absolutely…

Wrong Every Time

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Kanada, the first realist?

Today, especially in the Western side of the fandom, Yoshinori Kanada’s animation is associated with flashy, angular effects and very stylized and exaggerated motion, of the sort in…

Animétudes

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#107 - Interview with Tim Eldred and Ed Hoff on the Works and Influence of Leiji Matsumoto

The first installment of our special interview series revolving around the newly released essay collection on Leji Matsumoto, co-edited by past guest Helen McCarthy. In this episode, Sully…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

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Space Battleship Yamato 2199 – Episode 3

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Today we’ll be rejoining the crew of the Yamato, as they fly off in search of humanity’s last hope.…

Wrong Every Time

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Space Battleship Yamato 2199 – Episode 2

Hello all, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Today we’ll be continuing a show I last watched four friggin’ years ago, as we explore the second episode…

Wrong Every Time

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My favorite things

Animétudes celebrates its first anniversary! It has been a relatively short time, but the blog has grown a lot and I’m very thankful for that. So, first of…

Animétudes

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Nostalgia

Sometimes I’m accused of nostalgia for older anime. My youth makes that impossible, though: a person can only feel nostalgia for something they’ve known. I’m relatively young. I…

327 Robots

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The History of Anime: Part 2 – Enter the Space Race

Japanese animation made some major milestones in its early years, but it wasn’t until the 1960’s and 70’s that it developed its own identity. This is when the…

Starting Life From Zero

The Cyberpunk World of Akudama Drive | Anime Studio Spotlight

(VISUAL SPOILERS FOR AKUDAMA DRIVE)Canipa takes a look at the unique cyberpunk world of Kazutaka Kodaka's Akudama Drive and discusses the ways that the backg...

The Canipa Effect

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Botchan

Orphan is proud to present the first English version of the 1980 TV special Botchan . (It should not be confused with the shorter version th...

Collectr's Blog

Comic Box Interview: Bandai President Makoto Yamashina on Royal Space Force

With the theatrical release of Royal Space Force on the horizon, then-Bandai President Makoto Yamashina gives us the backstory of Bandai’s entrance into movie production, and breaks down…

Heisei Etranger

Anime Review 161 Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Part 1 out of 2

The space opera sub genre has come a long way since the 70s with the release of Star Wars. Even since the space opera genre has risen to…

TakamakiJoker Anime Reviews

Are They Out There? – Top 20 Anime Series About Aliens

Like ghosts and the supernatural, it is only natural to be captivated by the fact that we may not be alone in the universe. As such, you can…

Recommend Me Anime

Space Battleship Yamato 2199: The Complications of War

Ok, let me guess. You see this post and probably ask yourself, “haven’t I seen this here before?” Yes. Yes, you have. I did an episodic sort of…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

The history of TMS – Part 6 : Lupin the Third

In the 70’s, TMS and its subcontractors managed to create two aesthetics of their own, one centered around the A Pro comedies and the other the Madhouse dramas.…

Animétudes

15 Anime Stuck in Plan to Watch Purgatory

With so many anime buried on people's plan to watch lists, it's hardly surprising that many get left stranded. In this video I highlight some of those forgot...

Leepsilon

October 1990 Pt. 3 Anime V magazine

'Anime V' (New Video Magazine.) , Published by Gakken Co., Ltd.  ( 学習研究社 )  Consisting of 140 pages (including the front & back covers), #1...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

Anime Wisdom from Susumu Kodai… War is Bullshit.

Episode 24 of the original Space Battleship Yamato was an episode that left it’s impact on me the first time I saw it. Perhaps the most powerful episode…

The Classic Anime Museum

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The Decade in Review : The English Language Adaptation Industry and Fandom Part 1

With the Japanese side of things out of the way, I thought it might be fun to look at the English adaptation side of things. It’s taken me...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

#192 : Farewell Space Battleship Yamato: In the Name of Love / Arrivederci Yamato

Certain anime we all fall in love with instantaneously and many titles leave us with an emotional bind that we will never forget. We jump for joy and…

The Classic Anime Museum

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The Decade in Review: The Japanese Industry

I said I wouldn’t be updating this blog for a while, but I remembered that I was working on a two-post "decade in review" which I had star...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

Humans Give Meaning | Owls ‘Legacy’ Feb Tour

    I came back a day early from hiatus because nearly forgot this was due. First owls post for 2020!!     You don’t know the awesome…

LitaKinoAnimeCorner

Old-school Valentines are back!

It’s the return of the old-school anime Valentine cards! Yes, I’m back again this year with more cheesy puns for your Valentine needs. ...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Year in Review: 2019

Can you believe another year has passed already? With 2019 behind us, let’s take a look back at some of the best things it had to offer.

雲の上

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Anime Secret Santa: THEY WERE ELEVEN

This post is brought to you by this year's Anime Secret Santa.  Thanks to the folks at All Geeks Considered for hosting this year, and than...

Renaissance Josei

Anime's Fans, Flows, and Friction

Huge thanks to Sandra Annett for her time! Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Anime-Fan-Communities-Transcultural-Frictions-ebook/dp/B00TR5JPW8 --- Discord: https://www.discord.gg/tPeYEGR Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/pauseandselect Stray Notes: - The book has a lot more interesting stuff, particularly from the perspective of friction -…

Pause and Select