Space Battleship Yamato-Star Blazers by nerdbastards contributor Mark Poynter, a.k.a Mordrun)

You’ll have to excuse me, I have something in my eyes, and there seems to be a tightness in my chest.  All I did was watch the two video clips below, and suddenly I was back on the floor of my childhood living room on a Saturday morning, warm Poptart in hand, eyes glued to the television.  That spaceship, oh that beautiful spaceship, and missiles, ohh how the missiles did fly!  This was old school anime, and it made my world a better place.  Ok, time to watch the first clip.  Don’t worry, I’ll sit right here.

Space battle at it’s best, missiles and weapons fire everywhere, cannons on space ships.  I couldn’t take my eyes off it all.  This is the stuff that legends are made of.

Now watch the video below, it was one of the scenes from the original anime that always stuck in my head.  Rising from the ashes, using the sunken remains of the Japanese Battleship Yamato from WWII, the only way earth could hide the ship construction from Gamilon’s prying eyes and bombs.

Just released in Japan, American fans are already drooling over the released clips.  I can’t wait to get into line for this movie.  I am hoping the production and American distribution decision makers go for a subtitled piece without dubbing.

What’s your thoughts?  To dub or not to dub?

Category: Film