Space Battleship Yamato News

JUL / & DEC 2008 宇宙戦艦ヤマト ニュース

Space Battleship Yamato Strolling Meter

Yamato Stroller Meter

Now you can "Walk to Iscandar!" with this new walking meter from Bandai, scheduled for release on Christmas 2008. The pre-release price is currently ¥4,261, subject to change. This 10g meter clips onto your belt or walking clothes and when the number of steps reaches a target, a story event plays on the screen. The manufacturers description says; "You can walk the story."

The target of 3000 steps a day is preset to maintain longevity when trying to walk 148,000 light years, which you can arrive at Iscandar in about ninety days. The screen displays the raining time left (of the ninety days), until the Earth will die from pollution. It is necessary to maintain the target steps everyday to maintain the wave motion energy to continue the journey, if the wave motion energy is insufficient, the Gamilas fleet will attack. When the Wave motion energy is low, the wave motion gun can not be used.



FRIDAY AUGUST 1st, 2008 (Japan)
THURSDAY JULY 31st, 2008 (USA)
Press Release of Yoshinobu Nishizaki

  "In 2220 of the Christian Era … A crisis is approaching Earth, it is seen as the expansion of a moving black hole. An operation of immigration as progressed with moving over 300 million people from Earth … The latest transportation fleet is attacked during the immigration effort, yet is counter attacked by Space Battleship Yamato, now commanded by Susumo Kodai (38). Aboard, is daughter Miyuki … Child of Susumo and Yuki."

  The animated masterpiece “Space Battleship Yamato”, last scene in theaters 25 years ago, 73-year-old producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki, who worked on that film and the original anime series, declared that he wants his last work to be a new "Yamato" film. He said he hopes to surpass Hayao Miyazaki's latest effort, "Gake no Ue no Ponyo."   To achieve that, Nishizaki has founded Yamato Studio, based in Nerima, Tokyo.  

  Studio Open general superintendent, Masuda Toshio gave toast to the revival project now that the copyright litigation is over, which was originally announced in July 2004.

  According to Mr. Nishizaki “This time it’s a fresh start, all is clear.”

  In 1999, Mr. Nishizaki was arrested for violating sword and gun laws, who served time and was released December 19th 2007. Meanwhile, reconciliation between Leiji Matsumoto concerning each others work has gave way to allowing each to pursue their own works.

  Mr. Nishizaki transferred his copyright to Enagio, of which Mr. Nishizaki’s adopted son Akira Nishizaki (55) serves as president.

  The movie IS currently titled   “Fukkatu-hen" which Nishizaki has been planning since the mid 1990s.

    Toshio Masuda (81) superintendent of Studio Open, is Chief Director of the Rival Movie. Toshio Masuda (81) has been directing films and TV since 1958, including “Life at the Showa Era” (1968), “Tora! Tora! Tora!” (1970), “Space Battleship Yamato” (1977) and “Arrivederci Yamato” (1978).

    Tomonori Kogawa (58) will be Chief animator for the Revival movie. Tomonori Kogawa has animated such works as; “Space Runaway Ideon” (1980), “Aura Battler Dunbine” (1983), “Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross” (1984) and “Heavy Metal L-Gaim” (1984).

Announced for 2009.
More news and details as it becomes available.