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Space Battleship Yamato
Type: Anime   Country Of Origin: Japan   Original Air Date: 1974

Space Battleship Yamato is a Japanese science fiction anime series featuring an eponymous space craft. It is also known to English-speaking audiences as Space Cruiser Yamato; an English-dubbed and partly edited version of the series was broadcast on North American and Australian television as Star Blazers. An Italian-language version was also broadcast under the name Star Blazers in Italy, and a Portuguese-language version was successfully shown in Brazil under the title Patrulha Estelar ("Star Patrol")

Space Battleship Yamato
Space Battleship Yamato

Conceived in 1973 by producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki, the project underwent heavy revisions. Originally intended to be an outer-space variation on Lord of the Flies, the project at first was titled "Asteroid Ship Icarus" and had a multinational teenage crew journeying through space in a hollowed-out asteroid in search of the planet Iscandar. There was to be much discord among the crew; many of them acting purely out of self-interest and for personal gain. The enemy aliens were originally called Rajendora.

When Leiji Matsumoto was brought onto the project, many of these concepts were discarded. It is his art direction, ship designs and unique style that accredit him in fans' eyes as the true creator of Space Battleship Yamato, even though Nishizaki retains legal rights to the work.

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  o Space Battleship Yamato II
  o Yamato: The New Voyage (1979)
  o Be Forever Yamato (1980)
  o Space Battleship Yamato III
  o Final Yamato
  o Resurrection
  o Space Battleship Yamato (live action film)

[SOURCE: Wikipedia]


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