No, it's not some weird cosplay hostage photo. The hosts of the Yamato 2199 Episode 3 web simulcast are holding up a sign saying that the current remake of Space Battleship Yamato will be exported under the name "STARBLAZERS 2199." There's currently no indication of when, how, in what language, or whether they'll make "Star Blazers" two words to bring it in line with the 1979 localized version of the original sci-fi anime. More after the jump.
It was a good week for anime to be seen in public, with transit promotions for the fifth Yamato 2199 compilation featured at Akihabara station and Naruto in author Masashi Kishimoto's home region of Okayama Prefecture. Meanwhile, the Fuji Kyuko line cars with Evangelion wraps, which ran until January, are getting a model train reproduction. Get a look after the jump.
Distributor Shochiku has posted a new "long version" preview of Yamato 2199 - The Homesickness of Intergalactic Space, the fifth theatrical packaging of the classic anime remake, set to be screened on April 13th ahead of a May 28th home video release. Get a look after the jump.
Collecting episodes 15-18, classic sci-fi remake Yamato 2199 Part V, "The Sorrow of Intergalactic Space" sees the Space Battle Yamato reach Balun, half way on the odyssey to Iscandar. It opens for a limited Japanese theatrical run on April 14th, ahead of a May 28th DVD/Blu-ray release. Get an early look after the jump.
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Chapter IV: Ginga Henkyō no Kōbō, compiling episodes eleven to fourteen of the classic anime space opera remake, hits Japanese theaters on January 12th. The HD trailer posted by distributor Shochiku big space battles for this one, so, better get a look at the sci-fi anime after the jump.
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Chapter III: Hateshinaki Kōkai, compiling episodes seven to ten of the classic anime space opera remake, hits Japanese theaters on October 13th. The HD trailer posted by distributor Shochiku promises everything from wave motion gun blasts to shower scenes, so, better get a look at the sci-fi anime after the jump.
We're off to outer space via a new trailer for Yamato 2199, the on-going remake of the original Space Battleship Yamato series better known abroad as Star Blazers. Behold brand new takes on the warp jump, the battle of Pluto, and yes...the wave motion gun after the jump!
Run into the streets chanting "DESS-lok Desslok-Desslok, DESS-lok Desslok-Desslok!” Today is the birthday of Leader Desslok, the blue-faced bad guy with the heart of gold from Star Blazers (AKA Dessler from Space Battleship Yamato). A full blown tribute to a great space dictator after the jump!
After debuting at a Space Battleship Yamato fan event in Tokyo this weekend, Amazon.jp has begun streaming a new minute preview for the upcoming Yamato 2199 anime. Get a look at the new incarnation of Star Blazers after the jump!
The Yamato 2199 reinterpretation launching next year is set to be a massive undertaking with 26 episodes spanning 2 seasons along with a companion movie anthology. Hit the jump for all the details
The official site for the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 anime remake film is live, and it has the very first teaser trailer for the Yutaka Izubuchi-directed project. Video after the jump!