I’m already a week late to this, but it seems to have completely slipped past everyone else’s radar. And that’s a shame, because this is looking pretty good.
It’s a retelling of the original Space Battleship Yamato, which I finished recently. So far, it’s sticking very close to the original. The main difference is the vastly improved graphics. The detail applied to the ships and planets looks stunning here, especially when compared to the dated graphics of the original. Things seem to flow a bit more smoothly as well.
Another difference I noticed is the portrayal of Yuki. Here, she’s much more spunky and less passive. She actually gets in a fight with the men. I suppose this is an effect of an evolving understanding of the role of women. I like her much better in this series where she actually has some backbone.
Although I enjoyed the first episode, I’m not going to keep watching this since I watched the original only six months ago. Perhaps in a few years when it’s less fresh on my mind and I’ve made more progress towards other Matsumoto series I will give it a watch.