'Space Battleship Yamato' Blu-ray Bound

Posted Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 08:00 AM PDT by

The Japanese sci-fi flick based on the cult anime series is rocketing toward Blu-ray in April. You can pre-order it now

In an early announcement to retailers, FUNimation is preparing 'Space Battleship Yamato' for Blu-ray on April 29.

A cult classic from the glory days of anime blazes to life on the big screen in this feature-length sci-fi epic starring Takuya Kimura ('Redline,' 'Howl's Moving Castle')! The year is 2199. Mankind teeters on the brink of extinction as the Gamilas, a heinous race of alien invaders, wage an endless war for the right to inhabit the Earth. The last hope for humanity lies on the distant planet of Iskander, and the only battleship capable of attempting the journey is the legendary Yamato. Armed with the devastatingly-powerful Wave Motion Cannon, grizzled Captain Okita and the Yamato's crew venture boldly into the darkest depths of space. The Gamilas attack at every turn, but fallen hero Susumu Kodai and ace pilot Yuki Mori fight side-by-side for the future of their world. Together, these young lovers unlock the secrets of Iskander - only to face a harrowing voyage home that will change their world forever!

Specs have not been detailed yet, but supplements will include: Space Battleship Yamato Pre-Visualization; VFX "Making of"; Local Yamato; News Flashes; Premiere Announcements; Original Trailer #1; Original Trailer #2; and Previews.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is $29.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Space Battleship Yamato' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 29.

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Space Battleship Yamato (Blu-ray)
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