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The opening credits sequences to the seminal Japanese anime series Space Battleship Yamato and the more recent Galaxy Railways have three things in common: Terrestrial transportation vehicles converted into unusual spaceships A powerful sense of duty and shared sacrifice and the...
The original Space Battleship Yamato TV series was one of my gateways to anime, although it was called Star Blazers at the time and we didn't have a fancy special word for it other than, "that cool Japanese cartoon."...
There’s a pantheon of space opera anime that includes Gundam, Macross, Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999, to name a few. Those last two lead us to Space Battleship Yamato, which is arguably the greatest entrant from its co-creator...
I was a bit too young for the first wave of anime to hit American shores, led by Speed Racer and Gigantor, but got hit right smack in the middle of the second one, led by Battle of the...
For a generation of kids in the 1970's, one of the highlights of after school TV time was Star Blazers. We'd all rush home after school to watch the latest installment as the Space Battleship Yamato (re-christened the Argo...