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Thu 8 Aug 2013, 7:00pm

Where: University of Waikato, Knighton Road, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: JapaneseConsulate

Join us for the Japanese Film Evenings for 2013!

All films have English subtitles. Booking is not necessary. Films, dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances so please contact us to confirm details.

We hope that you will enjoy the films and gain a deeper insight into various aspects of Japanese society.

August film - 'Space Battleship Yamato'
(Director - Takashi Yamazaki, 2010, 138min. Rating:PG, Cast: Takuya Kimura, Meisa Kuroki, Toshiro Yanagiba)

The exhilarating live-action adaptation of the classic anime TV series Star Blazers!

In the year 2194, alien marauders, the Gamilons, bombard the Earth with planetary bombs sent from space. Humanity fights back but is defeated and escapes underground.

Five years later, those who remain on the devastated planet gather together for one last plan to save the Earth. Armed with alien technology and an old battleship called the “Yamato”, they embark on a quest to find a device that has the power to save humanity.

This action-packed galactic story features space battles that recall Star Wars and will have you punching the air many times!

Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers.)

Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan, The University of Auckland, The University of Waikato, The Japan Foundation.

Held in Room Lecture Theatre L3.

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