Star Blazers

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(ended 1980)

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Star Blazers

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This series, created back in the 1970's is still a popular video and DVD release thirty years later! Now each of the 3 seasons can be bought in 3 sets. Each season featured a season long story along with great characterization and adventure, drama and humor! It is the primary series on which many later anime series are based, and sometimes copied. In fact the 2003 season of Star Trek Enterprise apparently adapted many of the best aspects of this series as both shows feature planet Earth in grave danger, and a single spaceship and its brave crew sent to another part of the cosmos to find a solution to the danger that threatens the very existence of humanity! Each season features a new danger and new storyline the crew of the Space Battleship Yamato, called the Argo in English versions, must face as they get closer to their goal! Each season had a new storyline and are given the following series titles on video and DVD sets. Season 1 "The Quest for Iscandar" Season 2 "The Comet Empire" Season 3 "The Bolar Wars" Several movies, both compilations and originals, were made in the late 70's & 80's as well! Note: for purposes of consistency, the Episode titles match those on desslok.commoreless
Corinne Orr

Corinne Orr

voices of Nova Forrester [3] & Queen Mariposa

John Bellucci

John Bellucci

voice of Derek Wildstar [3]

Morgan Lofting

Morgan Lofting

voice of Princess Invidia

Christopher Collins

Christopher Collins

voices of Comet Empire General Dire & Sgt Major Knox

Ken Meseroll

Ken Meseroll

voice of Derek Wildstar [1-2]

Earl Hammond

Earl Hammond

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  • " A FAN FOR LIFE"

    10
    As a young boy growing Starblazers TV show was unmistakeably a must see in my house hold. I was literally glue to the show everyday it aired on TV. Now, 20 plus years am still hooked to this fantastic show. I do wish that someone would bring it back to television or to the big screen. If, I had the would!!! "GREAT SHOW"!!!!:)
  • An old anime-but an amazing anime!!! I really like that it's WAY more than a space ship blowin' up stuff!!

    10
    I love this series! Especially the second arc! It's more than just a space story, there's romance, drama and several subplots in between...it makes it WAY more than 'space stuff' as my friend calls it. My father got my hooked and now it's on my list of favorite animes. The first arc (Quest for Iscandar) is kind of like a pilot/story arc. It introduces the major characters as the ship heads to Iscandar to retrieve the cosmo DNA from Starsha. Leading to many battles with the Gamilons and the mystery of Derek's brother! The second arc is my personal favorite! (Comet Empire-Could it be my love of Invidia/Sabera?) Desslok returns with the Comet Empire! Lead by Zordar and his daughter (His mistress in Yamato 2-creepy) Princess Invidia, a race bent on Galaxy wide conquest. There's just so much to this series! The further development of Derek and Nova's relationship, Desslok's return, fight with Invidia and turning point, and of course the action that falls in between! BEST SERIES EVER!! (The series is better than the movie) The third Arc was okay, but not amazing. I didn't see much to this story-and I barely remember it... The movies were great too, partially "The New Voyage" and "Be forever" well the second one could've used improvements...(Starting with the Cometine Designs...)



    But all in all a good series!moreless
  • Star Blazers is the English adaptation of one of the seminal series in Japanamation history, Space Cruiser Yamato. Changed slightly for the US market, the show has such a great story that its poor animation quality can be overlooked.moreless

    9.0
    Star Blazers entered the US market in the mid to late 1970s when Japan was still a defeated country best known for producing cheap tin toys, transistor radios and little cars that people pointed and laughed at. Things have changed a lot since then, but the idea of using an Imperial Japanese Naval ship that was destroyed in the closing parts of World War II as a space ship still seems pretty obtuse.



    If one can suspend their disbelief, however, the show works well on a lot of levels. Both children and adults can watch it and everyone can appreciate the idea of brave people ignoring staggering odds to undertake a desperate journey in the hopes of saving their homeland - not a little unlike the final journey of the real Yamato.



    I will say that the English version loses some of its drama because the producers felt that some of the events were not appropriate for kids. Most obvious is how the English version glosses over the way that Sergeant Knox sacrifices himself to buy time for Wildstar to escape from the Comet Empire. Perhaps it would have bothered some kids, but maybe what happens in a war should bother people...



    The show has its quirks but overall it holds up surprisingly well when viewed as an adult. I bought it on DVD and think of it as a good purchase. I recommend it.moreless
  • Star Blazers is the English adaptation of one of the seminal series in Japanamation history, Space Cruiser Yamato. Changed slightly for the US market, the show has such a great story that its poor animation quality can be overlooked.moreless

    9.0
    Star Blazers entered the US market in the mid to late 1970s when Japan was still a defeated country best known for producing cheap tin toys, transistor radios and little cars that people pointed and laughed at. Things have changed a lot since then, but the idea of using an Imperial Japanese Naval ship that was destroyed in the closing parts of World War II as a space ship still seems pretty obtuse.



    If one can suspend their disbelief, however, the show works well on a lot of levels. Both children and adults can watch it and everyone can appreciate the idea of brave people ignoring staggering odds to undertake a desperate journey in the hopes of saving their homeland - not a little unlike the final journey of the real Yamato.



    I will say that the English version loses some of its drama because the producers felt that some of the events were not appropriate for kids. Most obvious is how the English version glosses over the way that Sergeant Knox sacrifices himself to buy time for Wildstar to escape from the Comet Empire. Perhaps it would have bothered some kids, but maybe what happens in a war should bother people...



    The show has its quirks but overall it holds up surprisingly well when viewed as an adult. I bought it on DVD and think of it as a good purchase. I recommend it.moreless
  • Vaguely remember this from my school days.

    6.1
    I guess if you can get past the totally absurd premise that a corroded centuries old hulk of the sunken Battleship Yamato could actually be made space worthy - just look at the Titanic after 100 years, the Yamato would likely have crumbled into dust as soon as they fired up the engine - I guess it was ok as a kids show. I remember watching it before school while eating oat meal and drinking a glass or orange juice. I remember something about a "wave motion gun" and asteroids smashing into the Earth. Other than that I really remember any of the actual episodes.moreless
  • FILM BASED ON CLASSIC JAPANESE CARTOON WILL BLAST ONTO THEATER SCREENS.

    Star Blazers movie will save Earth

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