Star Blazers Got Me Through The Shittiest Year Of My Childhood

I was a happy child, but I didn't have such a happy childhood. Other kids didn't get my weird vibe, especially in elementary and middle school. And one year in particular, we moved to a new city and a new school, and things got ugly. Only one thing kept me from losing my shit: Star Blazers. »3/13/15 4:38pm3/13/15 4:38pm


See The Weapon That Beats The Wave Motion Gun In The New Yamato Movie

As far as I know, we still haven't gotten the new Space Battleship Yamato 2199 TV/movie series in the United States, even after it aired a whole season in Japan. But now, there's a follow-up movie, Star-Voyaging Ark, in which the Yamato gets hit with a weapon called the Flame Direct Attack Cannon, that can "transcend… »12/19/14 4:00am12/19/14 4:00am

If You Like Space Operas, You'll Love Yamato 2199

In 1974, before Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Gundam, and Macross, there was Space Battleship Yamato (or Starblazers as it was known in the U.S.). Now nearly four decades later the series has returned with the reboot Space Battleship Yamato 2199—a reboot that easily makes for the best space opera in more than half… »10/08/13 6:00am10/08/13 6:00am

Yamato 2199 is a Beautifully Retold Classic (And It’s Only Half Done)

Before there was Macross, before there was Gundam, there was Yamato. Space Battleship Yamato (called Star Blazers in the West) is the original space opera anime and a cornerstone of anime popular culture in Japan. Now, nearly 40 years after its original television debut, a 26-episode remake of the original series is… »1/29/13 7:00am1/29/13 7:00am