Exclusive: Dark Horse Licenses Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Manga

First volume is due out this July

Dark Horse is bringing a Yamato manga adaptation to English audiences this year with the announcement of Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199. The first volume of the series—based on the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 anime—is due out on July 31.

 

Michio Murakawa (Imaginary Spirit) adapted the story to manga, with Junichiro Tamamori illustrating covers, Zack Davission translation, and animator and Yamato fan Tim Eldred providing an afterword. Each double-sized omnibus edition packs in two Japanese volumes for a total of 344 pages, as well as a bonus section full of diagrams for Earth and Gamilas spacecraft.  

 

Here's the Japanese cover:

 

 

Synopsis: 

Aliens from the planet Gamilas have devastated the biosphere, determined to reshape our planet into their new home. But an emissary from the distant Iscandar has given humanity the means to defeat them. If the crew of the Yamato can battle its way through the Gamilas fleet to reach Iscandar, their technology can heal the Earth—but the odds against them are literally astronomical…

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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