17 Sep 07

Sep 17 2007

It’s amazing to watch people create something out of nothing.

Case in point: the first five episodes of Space Battleship Yamato, which I watched recently. Made in 1974, when anime was still a bunch of crude cartoons for kids, this is a show with weight and melancholy. It’s slow and deliberate. We spend whole episodes in almost real time. We see huge futuristic cities, empty due to the prolonged war with Gamilon.

This was in 1974. A tremendous accomplishment. All because they decided to do it.

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