Star Blazers 2199 DVD 1

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About Star Blazers 2199 DVD 1

Star Blazers 2199 1 contains episodes 1-4: Messenger from Iscandar, Our Destination is the Sea of Stars, Escape From Jupiter, and Space Gravestone on the Ice Field.

The year is 2199. Mother Earth is on the verge of breathing her last. Earth has been rendered a dead world by meteor bombs launched by Gamilas, a mysterious interstellar state. The time left to humanity, which has fled into underground cities, is a mere year.

Mankind's final hope is the Yamato, which rests off of Kyushu's Cape Bonomisaki - the Space Battleship Yamato! Believing in a message of salvation sent from the distant depths of the galaxy, the Yamato now sets sail with a young crew under the command of Captain Okita!

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.

Details

  • Publisher: VOYAGER
  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English, Spanish
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 98
  • Release Date: 2/27/2014
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.33
  • Region Code: 1

Ratings & Reviews

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A different but worthy update of the original Starblazers.

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The original Starblazers was THE anime that made me a fan of the genre back in the mid 70s. So when I heard about a updated version of the original I very interest. Fortunately, my job takes me on a regular basis over to Japan where I was able to view the complete series under the name Space Battleship Yamato 2199. Note, for those who don't know the original name for the Starblazers was Space Cruiser Yamato in Japan. The anime itself is has be completely updated yet many of the classic scenes of the original are almost like the original right down to the location and camera angle of the scene. The action is great and well paced, the mecha designs have been updated but still easily recognizable to those who have seen the original and the character up dates are also very good. Although I wish they had not updated Analyzer's (IQ-9) characteristics they way they did. The old characters are joined by new ones, some from season 2&3 of the original series others brand new, including several good strong female characters. The vocal is in Japanese with the original Japanese names, including the ship's name left intact. So for those of you who knew Nova, Wildstar and the Argo etc, they've been reverted back to their Japanese names of Yuki, Kodai and Yamato in the translation. I will also say having seen both the Japanese version and the American version that no editing of scenes has been done and the translation differences are minimal (at least on disk 1). So hopefully the 'spring water and soy milk' from the original Starblazers will be replaced by 'a more adult drink'. The basic plot remains the same but there are updates and changes. Some story arcs have been changed slightly other completely left out of this remake and new ones added. I can't put any spoilers here, but I will say I loves how this new remake stay true to the original yet adds so much more. Some of the villains that seemed so inept and 2d in the original are given so much more depth in this version. Some of the new plot arcs are brillant. Plot twist and turns that will keep even someone who knows the Starblazers universe coming back and wondering what is going to happen next. You can have seen all three series of the original Starblazers and still watch this new series and still wonder what is going to happen in the next episode You might know what ultimately happens in the end but you are still going to love the trip. This series is great for those of us who are old enough to remember those long ago days, before every one had a VHS recorder, running home from school to watch Starblazers. It is also great for those who now have kids who out grown My Little Pony and Sponge Bob and are ready for something more serious than Ben 10 or Johnny Test. This not a Moe anime like Girl Und Panzers (another great series) or a gore fest like Ninja Scroll. I would have no problem showing it to preteens but not under 8. If you let your kids watch prime time tv they should have no problem with this anime. Yes there is violence, but you can see a lot worst on prime time TV these days. There are adult situation (no nudity but some fan service), but nothing like 24 or Game of Thrones. This is, in my option, the best of what anime can be engaging, intelligent, fun animation well the equal of any live action tv series, like the brilliant Battlestar Galactica, remake of a few years ago. The original series brought me to tears in places when I was a kid. The remake still brought me to tears in the same places as well. Well worth the money.

a star for starblazers

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i like it...i have a copy...but they need to dub this series..thats when i'll buy it again.......and the 2nd season..which ive seen scenes of on you tube is awesome...pass it on guys..and lower the price..we're poor folk in usa