"Yamato 2199" Anime Series Sequel Reportedly in Development
Early reports of Exec Producer Souji Nishizaki interview from "Ship's Log, the Yamato Premium Fan Club" fuel rumors
Japanese fan buzz purportedly from an early look at issue 11 of Ship's Log, the Yamato Premium Fan Club magazine has it that Exec Producer Souji Nishizaki reveals that pre-production is underway on a follow-up to 2013's Space Battleship Yamato 2199 classic sci-fi remake, with studio Xebec currently doing hiring and research.
Reportedly, the new series will run another 26 episodes, doing the earlier work's format of theatrical screenings then broadcast starting later in 2016. The story will be inspired by 1978's Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato feature and Space Battleship Yamato II TV series. Original content is being planned for after this season.
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