The year is 2199. The once blue and green planet Earth has been reduced to a radioactive desert wasteland by constant attacks by the hostile aliens from the planet Gamilus which force the remaining population underground. However, a friendly alien race from the planet Iscandar contacts the humans and gives them the blueprints to build a powerful space battleship capable of retrieving a device to clean the planet before humanity disappears. The United Nations Cosmo Navy – whose space fleets have been decimated by Gamilan forces – resurrects the long-sunken battleship Yamato and applies the alien technology to its interior, transforming it into the vessel for which the series is named: Space Battleship Yamato (Synopsis from Wikipedia)
Join me down the break to read why you should be watching a truly fantastic show in its own class putting to shame much of the swath the anime industry releases every season
Surprise Surprise! You might not be expecting this after my post I pushed out yesterday but it made me realize I have been doing a disservice to any potential/current readers on the site. So here you go, my first impressions for shows that managed enough interest from me to check out. I’m still going to do a “One Month Update” into the season as previously stated but thought this was definitely needed.
This week was all about petitioning for the life of Sakura Hall. A mostly entertaining episode except some of my personal gripes with characters popped up again. As Ryunousuke put it, Sorata is a very short term thinker always acting on his emotions. It isn’t until he’s made mistakes to realize he screws things up. Thank god for his friends around him to let him know when he’s being a dumbass. Ryunousuke has always been one of the more interesting characters in the series and the flashback this week was reflective of that. Deep down he’s a softie like everyone else at Sakura Hall, it just takes a little more prodding to get it out of him. At this point in the story, I wouldn’t be surprised if the gang actually failed at saving Sakura Hall and instead went their separate ways. Mashiro at the end there was speaking a little cryptically talking about how she’ll save Sakura Hall. Unless I’m reading too deeply into it, Mashiro seemed like she was planning to leave for everyone else’s sake…