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Anime and the Costs of Starting Battles

I think a lot of people who read my blog posts know how I feel about wars and fighting. I hate them. Not because they aren’t necessary sometimes,…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Report 16

October 2022 was one of the busier Yamato months we’ve had since the premiere of 2205 Chapter 2, especially at the end when it started to heat up…

CosmoDNA

Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Report 15

September 2022 was pretty slow, but there’s no bad month to be a Yamato fan. Between a surprise TV appearance, new Hyuga volumes from Hachette, a spectacular hobby…

CosmoDNA

Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Report 14

August 2022 was about average in terms of activity, but there’s never a dull month in Yamato world. The first full-scale book arrived and Star Blazers Lambda reached…

CosmoDNA

Vintage Report 5: August 1977

The whole world changed for the better in August 1977, and that is not an exaggeration. With the August 8 premiere of Space Battleship Yamato, the entire anime…

CosmoDNA

Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Report 13

Activity ticked up slightly in July with the arrival of a new pachinko game, a live-action TV appearance, and the first large-scale hobby show in QUITE a while,…

CosmoDNA

Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Report 12

Conditions conspired to give us another slow month in Yamato world, but this is a temporary situation as we all know by now. And really, there is no…

CosmoDNA

Book translation: Space Battleship Yamato and 70s Japan

Throughout its long history, Yamato has been the subject of repeated analysis with one textbook after another examining the phenomenon. (See them all here.) They are all tempting…

CosmoDNA

Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Report 11

Activity remained steady in May as fans took the wheel and filled in the gaps for their fellow fans with art, modeling, and even a glorious four-hour radio…

CosmoDNA

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Ranking Retro Anime Watch Priority

List of anime: • Aim for the Ace • Akage no Anne • Akira • Angel’s Egg • Ashita no Joe • Barefoot Gen • Beck • Belladonna of Sadness • Berserk • Birdy the Mighty • Bubblegum Crisis •…

Anime Top Scholar

Vintage Yamato doujinshi archive

The importance of doujinshi (fanzines) in the early years of Space Battleship Yamato cannot be underestimated. Thanks to a handful of fans who visited the Office Academy animation…

CosmoDNA

Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Report 10

Predictably, April 2022 was one of the slowest months for Yamato news in a long time, since we’re back in the stretch between productions. But any news is…

CosmoDNA

The “secret” fan club, 1991-2001

The original Space Battleship Yamato fan club has been well-documented elsewhere on Cosmo DNA. Founded in December 1977 after the incredible success of the first feature film, it…

CosmoDNA

Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Report 9

Activity dropped back to pre-2205 levels in March, reminding us how lucky we are to be fans when a lot of news drops. But even a little is…

CosmoDNA

Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Report 8

2205 activity got a huge boost with the Chapter 2 premiere as a dramatic new turning point was added to the remake universe, giving us a lot to…

CosmoDNA

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The History of Tatsunoko – 6 – Repetitions

Without any aim to be comprehensive, this article will follow these developments and focus on two shows: 1974’s Hurricane Polymar and 1976’s Gowapper 5 Godam. Although very different,…

Animétudes

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Space Battleship Yamato/Star Blazers: Massive in Japan, Criminally Ignored in the West

Many older anime fans recount with misty eyes rushing home from school to catch Star Blazers’ opening theme…

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What Happened This Week (Among Other Things)

First off, I apologize to all of you for not getting Fuun Lion Maru #7 done on time. A couple of things came up in the real world…

Henshin Man Fansubs

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The History of Tatsunoko – 3 – Mecha animations

mixture of expressionist motion and anatomical realism was born. It was also the moment when another one of anime’s key stylistic features developed: mechanical animation. Early TV anime…

Animétudes

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Voyage through Outer Space #01 – Leiji Matsumoto’s Roman

The post Voyage through Outer Space #01 – Leiji Matsumoto’s Roman appeared first on Full Frontal.

Full Frontal

Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Report 7

As the final month leading up to 2205 Chapter 2 counted down, the pace picked up significantly with lots of online activity, product announcements, and an unexpected announcement…

CosmoDNA

Space Battleship Yamato 2205, Report 6

2205 activity for the final month of 2021 exactly matched the amount we saw in November, highlighted by a brand new trailer and announcements that Part 2 successfully…

CosmoDNA

The Melody of Kure Station

Space Battleship Yamato‘s famous song playing at JR Kure Station, in a naval town, was proposed by a citizen. The Story of the Station Melody By Kaoru Mizusawa…

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The Dessler of Akasaka

The legend of the powerful producer who made Space Battleship Yamato a success. Does he look like Leader Dessler? by Tatsuji Nagano Published January 15, 2021 by Magmix.…

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Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Report 5

As expected, activity dropped quite a bit after the giant premiere month for Yamato 2205, but the ripples were still strong. And any month that culminates with a…

CosmoDNA

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The politics of 80s anime: the 198X controversy

A common narrative of Japanese social history and anime history holds that, starting from the 1980’s, the Japanese population has gotten increasingly distant from politics. The rise of…

Animétudes

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Space Battleship Yamato 2199 – Episode 8

The universe beckons! Having made their last farewells to the known world, the Yamato’s intrepid crew now set their sights starward, as they move beyond the boundaries of…

Wrong Every Time

Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Report 4

You have to go all the way back to January 18 (the premiere of 2202 Chapter 4) to find a match for all the Yamato action October had…

CosmoDNA

Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Report 63

September 1: 1/350 Diecast Gimmick Model Vol. 136 This month’s weekly volumes from Hachette started with the mirror of last month’s, this time with the ship’s port-side nameplate…

CosmoDNA

Space Battleship Yamato 2205 Report 3

The last countdown month to Part 1’s theatrical premiere was an exciting one with news flashes, a big update of the official site, and a very well-received preview…

CosmoDNA

The making of Dawn Chapter, Aquarius Algorithm

In September 2021, the original Yamato saga returned to life for the first time since 2009. A new novel titled Space Battleship Yamato Dawn Chapter, Aquarius Algorithm was…

CosmoDNA

Yamato 2205 Character and Mecha guide

Published at the official website on September 23, 2021 See the original pages here and here Yamato Crew Susumu Kodai Voice: Daisuke Ono Third captain of Space Battleship…

CosmoDNA

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…

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