NEW ANIME! Space Battleship Yamato 2199

I love when they do justice to an old anime with a new remake, and this time around its Space Battleship Yamato. I loved the series back in the 80s, used to watch it before I even knew it was anime and now its launching around April of 2012 and I’m really liking the animation, I love the mix of hand drawn and cg graphics to give it that depth and still maintaining the look of the characters, can’t wait to see it.

The basic story of Yamato 2199 is the same as the first Yamato anime set in 2199, but Yutaka Izubuchi (RahXephon), the 52-year-old animator who worked on mechanical designs and science-fiction concepts on some of the earlier projects in the franchise, is serving as chief director. Yoshinobu Nishizaki, the late producer of the franchise, is credited with the original story. Nobuteru Yuki (Escaflowne, Record of Lodoss War) is designing the characters, and the anime studios XEBEC and AIC are producing the anime. Mechanical designer Makoto Kobayashi (Giant Robo, Last Exile, Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection) revealed at Anime Expo in July that he is working on a Yamato remake for next year.

Space Battleship Yamato

I’m still waiting for this insane movie, its Star Trek/Star Wars on steriods. I remember watching the anime a long time back, but the movie looks even more amazing then the anime was. Now its even tempting me to get a model version of the Space Battleship Yamato which is about 56 cm in length, pretty big to sit on the mantle.