Rumors of live-action American films based on anime have abounded recently, and for the most part, these rumors have left me either indifferent or disappointed. Today, however, comes an anime rumor I can get behind -- and one I can see making the transition to live-action English reasonably well, at that. The title is Space Battleship Yamato (or Star Blazers, if you go for the English title), and its epic story follows the adventures of a spaceship which is the last hope for survivors of future Earth after an alien attack drives them all underground. The show originally aired in the 70s in Japan, and covered a few seasons and a number of movies as well.

Finally, an anime title I can really look forward to -- although I fear the influx of live-action movies based on anime titles which will indubitably arrive once one of these films finds box office success. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of quite a bit of anime, but the idea of Hollywood getting it hands on some of it just worries me.
categories Cinematical