Space Battleship Yamato: Rebirth Japanese Trailers Online

Even though I was more of a Force Five and Robotech kinda guy, I had a fringe awareness of Space Battleship Yamato/StarBlazers and I just had to share.

26 years after Space Battleship Yamato finished the series, the great space battleship will rise again in Space Battleship Yamato: Rebirth!!

Introduced to American audiences when I was not yet 3 years old, Starblazers was one of the earliest “Japanamation” series on North American TV’s.

Collider lays it down for us:

Set 17 years after the events of Final Yamato, the Earth is once again imperiled. A roving black hole is moving through the galaxy, leaving a swathe of destruction in its wake and it is on a collision course with Earth. A planet-wide refugee operation is undertaken with the goal of getting everyone to the planet Amahr, a quick 27,000 light years away. Unfortunately, the villainous SUS Empire is standing in the way. After the first transports are attacked, Susumu Kodai a.k.a. Derek Wildstar, takes command of the newly recommissioned Yamato and sets out to, well, save humanity.

Due to the copyright battle between Yoshinobu Nishizaki and Leiji Matsumoto, creators of Yamato, some elements of the characters designs and appearance are altered. But the story takes place 17 years later, so that’s all forgivable.

Check out the Trailers for Rebirth here (in Japanese)

As well as the new Intro

A North American DVD release is speculated for Spring 2010.

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14 thoughts on “Space Battleship Yamato: Rebirth Japanese Trailers Online

  1. NO mention of a U.S. release of Yamato Rebirth as of September 25, 2010. Does anyone know anything? Or are our friends over there just so flush with cash they don’t care.
    I have NO hope of the live action ever seeing the light of day over here.

  2. I remember it foundly. Luckily, growing up in the bay area one of the local stations had a steady rotation of Anime in English. They went from Star Blazers, to Robotech, to Macron 1 and Captain Harlock (a Star Blazers copy cat).

    1. Deslock!
      Deslock! Deslock!
      I like how the Gamilons changed skin color from
      season 1 to season 2…
      First cartoon I ever saw that had death in it.
      I dosn’t treat kids like idiots.
      Man I could go for some of that sweet saki!
      (I mean Earth spring water… Doctor Sane, please
      pass the bottle over here.)

  3. no there are lots of fans…he just put this up….as much as i despise what anime has become (a overhyped white boy fantasy that hasbro would love)this is one of the shows that made me notice….granted i caught this series around 1989 when i was 10 but still at the time this is what got me into japanese cartoons…way more stylish then american shit

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