Space Battleship Yamato,Takuya Kimura and Meisa Kuroki draw men in middle age

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 火曜日, 1月 11, 2011 - Save & Share - 2 Comments


An film Space Battleship Yamato has proved a hit in Japan, drawing more than 2 million viewers since its release on Dec. 1, 2010 especially men in their 30s and 40s who were attracted by the original story in their youth.

Space Battleship Yamato is a live action film adaptation of the original Space Battleship Yamato anime TV series. The film, starring Tsutomu Yamazaki, Takuya Kimura and Meisa Kuroki, topped the box office rankings in its first week and remained in the top five slots later in the month, according to Kogyo Tsushinsha, adding it has taken 2.5 billion yen in revenues.

Men around 40 years old in the audience have praised the film, with one saying, ”The action version helped me feel the Yamato story was more real.” Another said that even though he found many scenes lacking in consistency, making that many discoveries showed ”I’m really into it.”

The first series of the Yamato story, aired in 1974, depicts an uncharted cosmic voyage in the 22nd century by the spaceship, which was remodeled from the World War II battleship Yamato of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

The year is 2199, and the Earth has been under radioactive siege from extraterrestrials known as the Gamilas for five years. The Earth’s surviving population has moved underground to escape the bombardment, but the contamination is slowly penetrating to reach them. The last space battleship of the exhausted Earth Defense Forces, Yamato, sets out on a journey to Iscandar, a planet located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, to acquire a device that can heal the ravaged Earth before it is too late.

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2 Responses to “Space Battleship Yamato,Takuya Kimura and Meisa Kuroki draw men in middle age”

Comment from Dave
Time 27/04/2011 at 06:35

When I was a kid back in the 70’s I watched star blazers. Still have a couple of the vhs tapes. I hope this movie makes its way to the states.

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Time 15/08/2011 at 18:40

[…] a hefty slice of Japan’s moviegoing public AND Kimmy’s ever-formidable fanbase, they helped propel Yamato to the top of the box-office, where it knocked Potter 7: Part 1 off the No. 1 slot in December 2010 and maintained a strong […]

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