It used to be life or death to make it home in time to tune in to Star Blazers after school. It still resonates with me on some deep levels I have a hard time putting to words.
Looking back, I’m surprised it made it to the air the way it did. Certainly today, it would be far more censored than it already was. The plot had so much death. So much horror. So much pain.
So much that hinged on faith, honor, and ultimately love, overcoming fear.
Watch the following six videos in their entirety, with an open mind. Then imagine yourself as an eight year old doing so. Pretty profound for a “just a cartoon”.
Star Blazers links:
- 20 Years Later: The Legacy of Star Blazers
- Star Blazers / Yamato: Wave Motion Web Page
- Star Blazers and Yamato Ultimate Resource Page
- Wikipedia: Space Battleship Yamato
- The Star Blazers You Didn’t See
- All Things Space Battleship Yamato / Star Blazers
- Official Website
- totse.com: Star Trek:TNG – Enterprise vs. Star Blazers Yamato (beware – lots of NSFW content here)
This post was inspired by a post at Metafilter about 80s Cartoon Intros.