Official Movie Trailer for Space Battleship Yamato

With two months left til the premiere of the upcoming live-action adaptation of the classic space anime Space Battleship Yamato, the producers have finally dropped the official trailer. The movie stars Kimura Takuya, and features the first solo single by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, which was written especially for the movie. The single is called Love Lives, and already I am flashing back to Armageddon. Please let this movie not have a single animal cracker in it.

Official Trailer for Space Battleship Yamato (with English subs and a first listen of Love Lives):


The story has shades of Battleship Galactica mixed with Robotech, and is one of the progenitors in the great space anime revolution of the 70s and 80s. With a solid story, and the cinematic advances available today, I think the movie has a solid shot to be quite good. I like what I see in the trailer, and it’s always been a dream of mine to see KimuTaku in space.

To be honest, my first choice for a space ranger role for KimuTaku would be hands down Rick Hunter in Robotech. However, KimuTaku as Susumu Kodai, Space Battleship Yamato’s Tactical Unit Leader, is a well-suited role for him. I like liony-maned KimuTaku in the trailer, and am totally looking forward to this movie. It’s been a too long since Japan produced a decent live-action adaptation of a space anime.


Official Movie Trailer for Space Battleship Yamato — 6 Comments

  1. I’m definitely going to watch this. even if kimutaku’s TnK was a mess, he’s still kimutaku so anything he’s in is a must-watch. haha. plus, he looks as charismatic as ever in the trailer. i know people say yamapi or whoever else is the next-him but really, i think they are quite different. this guy has something that my Pi doesn’t have. can’t tell what exactly though.
    is it me or this reminds me so much of star trek… i know the stories are different but watching the trailer reminded me of it. haha.

  2. Kimutaku in space! If all of my swoons for the day hadn’t been used up, I’d swoon for the mane of glory in a BSG sort of thing…..I have been looking forward to this.

  3. Seriously, guys, I love you! How good does this look? OMG I’m SO psyched. This made my day! o/

    Yup, it does have a BSG/Robotech feel to it, but who cares? I grew up watching that stuff and I can’t wait to see more of it. Plus, kimutaku. Do we need another reason to watch it? 😉 ok, gotta go to bed now. It’s so nice to talk to you again

  4. @ v, momosan, Sere, EG:

    Oh hells yeah, y’all are here to squee with me over a fangirl dream come true – KT in space! It’s like my teenage self and my middle-aged self colliding and making merry magic in my brain with all the dizzying possibilities.

    I, too, cannot wait. It looks better and better each time I rewatch that trailer.

  5. i think Samsooki made some good ventures last yr and is feverishly behind this (not entirely a mookie friday zoned out loonie cuckooing)

    tnk? what tnk. KimuYaMaToTaku’s ‘uncoifed’ hair at 6s mark made up 4 that and CHANGE and then some.

    and he’ll come out w/ a Kimutaku x adidas line and rule the consumerist galaxy 4 another decade

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