(If you can’t watch it, go to this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGCB65SUE7k )
This is the original version of Space Battleship Yamato which was one of the biggest anime when I was a kid. People in my age, around 40(アラフォー）, used to watch it every single week. I can still sing the theme song by heart. My son, Tatsu 10 years old, has been watching Star Wars and he likes it. So I recommended him to watch Yamato. I wanted him to know that Japan has this great history of anime, and also I think the older animes are better for kids than latest ones. Then as I expected, he is so into it now! Too much!! He starts thinking about entering Jieitai (Japan Self-Defense Forces)! OMG!
Anyway, lately, this Yamato was made into a live-action version with Kimura Takuya as a leading man. Kimura Takuya is a bit, only a bit too old to play a hero in an action drama (He is 38!) but I couldn’t think another guy except him to be able to play such a hero-hero character! So, I was interested in how they made my good old anime into a live-action movie, and Tatsu would go to see it at any cost, so we plus Momo went to see it!
I think it’s quite GOOD! it’s not let me down nor Tatsu. It’s too short to show the real appreciation of Yamato in 2 hours, of course, but it’s enjoyable, I think.
I found the trailer of the live-action version of Yamato.