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Space Battleship Yamato
SBYamato Live Action Design.jpg
Image of the Space Battleship Yamato live action film logo and the titular spaceship found on the official movie website.
スペース・バトルシップ・ヤマト
Genre Space opera, Military science fiction, Adventure
Live-action film
Space Battleship Yamato
Director Takashi Yamazaki
Writer Original Story:
Leiji Matsumoto
Yoshinobu Nishizaki
Noburo Ishiguro
Screenplay:
Shimako Sato
Composer Naoki Sato
Studio Japan Toho
Licensor Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) Production CompanyJapan
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Space Battleship Yamato is an upcoming live action film adaptation of the original Space Battleship Yamato anime TV series. It is currently under production and set to be released in Japan 0n December 1, 2010.

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Plot

The crew of the Space Battleship Yamato set out on a journey to the planet Iscandar to acquire a device that can heal the ravaged Earth.

Cast

The main cast of characters has been changed from that of the original anime TV series. Yuki will now have a more active fighting role, and two of the original anime main male characters – Aihara and Dr. Sado – will be female in the live-action version.[1]

  • Takuya Kimura as Susumu Kodai, Mamoru's younger brother and Space Battleship Yamato's Tactical Unit Leader
  • Meisa Kuroki as Yuki Mori, Space Battleship Yamato's Tactical Unit's Black Tiger Team
  • Toshiro Yanagiba as Shirō Sanada, Space Battleship Yamato's Chief Science Officer
  • Naoto Ogata as Daisuke Shima, Space Battleship Yamato's Chief Navigator
  • Hiroyuki Ikeuchi as Hajime Saitō, Space Battleship Yamato Crew Member, Space Cavalry Leader
  • Maiko (マイコ) as Aihara, Space Battleship Yamato Crew Member, Communications Unit
  • Shinichi Tsutsumi as Mamoru Kodai, Susumu's older brother, Space Destroyer Yukikaze's Captain
  • Reiko Takashima as Dr. Sado, Space Battleship Yamato's Ship Doctor
  • Isao Hashizume as Heikurō Tōdō, Earth Defense Force Commander-In-Chief
  • Toshiyuki Nishida as Hikozaemon Tokugawa, Space Battleship Yamato's Chief Engineer
  • Tsutomu Yamazaki as Jūzō Okita, Space Battleship Yamato's Captain
  • Toshihiro Yashiba as Yasuo Nanbu, Space Battleship Yamato's Tactical Unit
  • Kensuke Ōwada as Kenjirō Ōta, Space Battleship Yamato Navigation Unit
  • Kazuki Namioka as Saburō Katō, Space Battleship Yamato's Tactical Unit's Black Tiger Team Leader
  • Takumi Saito as Akira Yamamoto, Space Battleship Yamato's Tactical Unit's Black Tiger Team
  • Takahiro Miura as Furuya
  • Kana Harada
  • Koyuki
  • Aya Ueto
  • Naoto Takenaka
  • Teruyuki Kagawa
  • Masatô Ibu
  • Kazuki Kitamura as Dessler, the main antagonist.[citation needed]

Production

Logo

The Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) production company has been planning the live action film since 2005.[1] Noboru Ishiguro, director and writer of the original Space Battleship Yamato television series, confirmed at his Otakon panel on July 17, 2009 that a live action version of Space Battleship Yamato was in development.[2]

Director Takashi Yamazaki will helm the project for a planned December 2010 release.[1] The film will use computer graphics and is budgeted at over 2.2 billion yen (US$22 million). The Daily Sports newspaper reported that 80% of the scenes will incorporate the latest CGI technology to recreate the space battles from the TV series.[1]

Takuya Kimura stars as the main hero Susumu Kodai in the remake of the space opera classic.[1] Erika Sawajiri was originally scheduled to also star in the film as the female lead character Yuki Mori, but was replaced by Meisa Kuroki.[1][3]

Filming began on October 12, 2009 and was completed by year's end. Computer graphics, editing, and other elements of post-production will take over nine months before TOHO opens the film during December 2010 in Japan.[1]

Teaser trailer

A teaser trailer for the film was first shown during late 2009 at the live concert "Johnny's Countdown" in Japan, serving as sponsor of the event.[citation needed] This concert is a yearly event that is held on New Year's Eve and that gathers all the artists from the Johnny & Associates talent agency (of which SMAP/Takuya Kimura is a member) in a single show.

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