Saraba Uchū Senkan Yamato - Ai no Senshi-tachi

Title:Saraba Uchū Senkan Yamato - Ai no Senshi-tachi
Farewell Space Battleship Yamato: Soldiers of Love
Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato
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Notables: ASAGAMI Youko
Animation - Toei
Original Concept - MATSUMOTO Leiji
After defeating Desler, the crew of the Yamato go their separate ways. The Earth is finally beginning to rebuild itself, till Shima and Sanada pick up a transmission from a woman named Theresa about a white comet which destroys everything in its path. Carrying out mutiny, Yamato launches from Earth to face an enemy, against which even the Wave Motion Gun is of no use.
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151 minute film released on August 5, 1978.
Animated by Toei Animation
[edit] The ↗Space Battleship Yamato franchise:

Main Series: Movies: Yamato 2199 Series:
  • (2012) _ Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Movie (first movie, 50 minutes)
  • (2012) _ Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Desperate Struggle in the Heliosphere (second movie, ?? minutes)
  • (2012) _ Space Battleship Yamato 2199: The Endless Voyage (third movie, ?? minutes)
  • (2013) _ Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Defense of the Galactic March (fourth movie, ?? minutes)
  • (2013) _ Space Battleship Yamato 2199: The Redolence of Intergalactic Space (fifth movie, ?? minutes)
  • (2013) _ Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (26 TV episodes)
Other Spinoffs:
  • (1994) _ Yamato 2520 (4 OVA episodes)
  • (2004) _ Great Yamato No. 0 (5 OVA episodes)
  • (2010) _ Space Battleship Yamato Live-Action (131 minute live-action film)
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Rent 6 6 6 7 6 Ggultra2764 [series:2694#1552]
(Rent-/ Watch)

This second Yamato movie features the crew of the titular battleship reuniting to deal with a new alien threat. The movie has the same pacing issues and limited character depth of the first movie, but carries with it slightly better quality animation (cleaner details on characters and spaceships, though animation still has its choppy moments) and shocking events for the movie's finale that bumped the grade up for it slightly for me. The epic and dramatic style soundtrack also returns here, which is pleasant on the ears during action scenes and the mentioned later shocking events. From what I've heard, the second TV anime adapts this film's plot to expand its developments and retconned the ending to make it not so shocking, which may or may not turn off fans who become exposed to this movie.

Considering my exposure to Matsumoto's works have been quite hit-or-miss for me, I highly doubt I will be seeing the TV anime titles as I press on with the remaining Yamato movies I have left in stock from my VHS set on me. Otherwise if you enjoyed the first Yamato movie or original TV series, then you're likely gonna frolic to this movie.

Last updated Sunday, March 03 2013. Created Sunday, March 03 2013.

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