It's like they've come full circle: Battlestar Galactica was inspired by Star Blazers* and now the new Yamato movie looks like a Japanese version of (the new) BSG. Hehe!
Anyway, it looks like it could be really cool and I bet that a bunch of model releases will coincide with the movie for me to bolster my Firestorm: Armada fleet with. Weee!
*This is only my own very personal opinion, but just watch the first five or so episodes of the original animated series and you're bound to see the similarities!