Now, I’ve been horribly behind on posting, especially this series. I have no excuses and to it is in honest, okay probably likewise do a quick thought on the last four episodes too. I experienced these illustration in that theatrical run back in my expedition to Japan, and also now the I’m maybe to understand the talky bits, I can put in my really late two cents.

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Episode review and Thoughts:

I had actually some early stage impressions once I first saw these episodes in Japan, i only gained the gist of that while in theatre. But there yes, really isn’t lot to gain now that subtitles were added as I had the ability to follow along even with my bad (read: near nonexistent) understanding of Japanese. This is the penultimate arc the the series, as earth unleashes every its acquired, repurposed, and experimental ships. Garmilas ships likewise partake in battle against the pressures of Gatlantis, i m sorry does not seem to have actually an end.

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As the Yamato is suck in and also crash lands with a skeleton crew in one of the planets in ~ the Comet Empire, the crew that managed to make it off the delivery is moved to the Yamato’s sisters ship, the Ginga. Led through Todou Saki, the crew room de facto led by the ship’s AI, that is there to learn of the Yamato crew’s methods as to distribute that knowledge to various other AIs in the EDF. The crew of the Ginga are significantly reliant ~ above cybernetics and also the AI, which problems the more traditional Yamato crew.

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Back ~ above the Yamato, while investigate ruins, Analyzer is hijacked by the much more advanced AI and also reveals Zorder’s history and the ar of the Ark of Destruction, incorporated into his throne room. This leader Zorder to destroy the world (the old home that the human being who developed the Gatlantis) through the Yamato right able come escape the damage of the planet.

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Yamanami arrives through a refitted Andromeda and attacks the White Comet directly, yet is can not to break past the fleet stationed there and also its defenses. Elsewhere, the Ginga is leaving the area, and also it is defined to the Yamato crew that the Ginga was intended as a lifeboat, in situation the planet falls. The last ship alive, Yamanami fights top top bravely however realizes the Yamato is alive. Yamanami renders an impassioned plea to aid the Yamato however the AI ~ above the Ginga states that their mission take away precedence. The Ginga’s Cosmo Reverse device can help destroy the gravitational field but would render the useless. Meanwhile, Hijikata implores Yamanami to live on, remind him the they space not machines.

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Torn in between her orders and also her convictions and feelings, Captain Todou destroys the ship AI with number of well-placed shots and also orders the ship roughly to assist. The Ginga assists the Andromeda, damaging their Cosmo Reverse device to disable the heaviness generator in the center of the White Comet and rescuing the Yamato. Damaged completely, the Andromeda sinks yet Yamanami is saved by Katou.

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As the Yamato is repaired using panels and also parts indigenous the Ginga, various human being are having actually their goodbyes. Sublievenant JG Yamazaki is tasked by Chief engineer Tokugawa to overview the next generation of engineers, Ambassador Burrel eases Keyman’s feelings about his uncle (Dessler) being alive and his mystery kept hidden from the populace (as well together teasing him around falling in love). Yamanami and Hijikata talking about their different paths for humanity’s future.

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Yamato departs through a plan arisen by Sanada with Katsuragi/Sabera’s information. Kodai quiet intends to open up a dialogue through Zorder also after the battles. Yamanami sponsor him permission if he finds an opportunity yet reminds him no to step past his limits. That is likewise here the suspicions thrive of the spy within the Yamato, together Gatlantis has actually the capability to ‘revive’ dead human being into unwitting sleeper agents. The prime suspects gift the UN Cosmo Marine an are Cavalry forces, i m sorry infuriates Saito.

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The Yamato heads to the engagement zone, just to come throughout Desler and his handler and their ship, the Gatlantis re-created Neue Desura. Avoiding it’s shot through a warp jump, the Yamato rams right into it allowing the ship to release Gatlantis cell phone weapons right into the interior, all according come plan. As the crew fights off the drones and infiltrates the Neue Desura come deactivate them, the mole in the Yamato is revealed to be Sergeant major Saito, that does not take this revelation kindly.

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Back on the Neue Desura’s bridge, Desler refuses to evacuate, instead confronting his nephew who asks the to rather ally with Earth. Before Desler might say anything, his Gatlantis handler shoots him. He tells Klaus to kill Desler, in stimulate to conserve both Earth and Garmilas. This activity would knife both a reprieve that 10,000 years, together Gatlantis tho intends come eradicate all human being life, and also time gift a non-issue for clones such as Gatlanteans.

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This was as close to together concise together I have the right to make it. Now, my think on this center around a few things. The Ginga, Yamato, and humanity as a whole. These four episodes stand for the notion of ‘humanity’ that has been the underlying template throughout 2202, coming to a head with the revelation of Emperor Zorder’s previous as the one man-made being who was as close come being human as humans; also as an option between a cold unfeeling calculative future and also one fill with human being trials and also tribulations.

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The Ginga come me was a good ship, it was considered a ‘Yamato’ class yet its inability to usage its onboard weaponry is the large giveaway. An exploration vessel, it isn’t particularly an excellent at fighting as result of its inability to utilize its onboard weaponry. Also by just how it looks, fits much more like a nest ship than a warship. Together for its crew, it was a ship complete of Eves and no doubt had actually the AI obtained its way, the Yamato crew would be pressed to continue on the person race in hiding somewhere. Ns think it’s good then that Yuria married Toru while they were while Fault, that way she retained him because that herself.

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But the rest of the crew scares me. You had the Ginga helmsman, Ichinose Mina, progressively replacing her body with fabricated parts to shave off just fractions off of her an answer time. Trying to it is in more an equipment than human. The crew rubberstamping something the progressed combat AI was presenting them. Every surgical, all clinical. There is no of what makes humanity, humanity.

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The Yamato is quiet the Earth’s best chance against Gatlantis, however not since it had something powerful up the sleeve. In one era where many battleships are fitted through at least one wave activity gun and also such weapons space commonplace, the Yamato is the glowing beacon due to the fact that its crew had actually faith. Confidence in themselves, their ship, and also those that went prior to them. Certain Analyzer is a great AI who helped the crew out in hard spots, but it is just a machine. The beating heart of the Yamato to be the world who crewed her.

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It is something that stood in stark comparison to the Ginga, who were top top their way in losing their humankind to for sure the survival of the person race. What is the point of survival if you cannot distinguish yourself from any type of common animal?

Speaking the choices, Yamanami determined his path, it wasn’t necessarily the ideal path. The did it v the passion and also heart of any kind of ardent defender that the earth had. That was just led astray through the power.

He do mistakes, and also mistakes are what makes us human. Saki establish this and her executive, management decision come regain manage of she ship breaks the bridge bunnies of the Ginga back to themselves. They’ve been dead collection on escaping to survive and rebuild, yet never ~ above trying come fight back. It take it Yamanami trying to sacrifice himself for the Ginga crew come realize there is much more to the future 보다 running away and also living under constant fear the extermination.

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One last thing, and it’ll be extended in later blog posts, is the revelation of that was the spy aboard the Yamato. It wasn’t too tough to realize this once the suspicion dropped on the room Cavalry, however it to be still a shock as soon as I observed the scene in theaters. It didn’t get any less shocking seeing it now.

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Dessler’s ploy to get the Yamato trapped to be a shrewd move, despite it appears it was an ext to acquire his nephew Ranhart/Klaus Keyman top top the leg to have actually a talk between uncle and also nephew. Something to perform with ensuring the survival of every one of Garmilas. And it is right here that the 6th movie ended. V Abelt Dessler wounded and Klaus being pressured by the Gatlantis advisor, Mill, to make a choice.