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Saraba Uchū Senkan Yamato - Ai no Senshi-tachi
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.