Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202

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Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202
Space Battleship Yamato 2202, Warriors of Love 1, DVD Cover.jpg
DVD cover of the first film.
宇宙戦艦ヤマト2202 愛の戦士たち
(Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202 Ai no Senshi-tachi)
Genre Space opera, Military science fiction, Adventure
Anime film series
(Theatrical Edition)
Directed by Nobuyoshi Habara
Produced by Shoji Nishizaki
Written by Harutoshi Fukui
Music by Akira Miyagawa
Studio Xebec (Additional Production by Production I.G and OLM)[1]
Licensed by
Released February 25, 2017 – present
Runtime 50 minutes (film 1)
100 minutes (films 2-5)
Films 7
Serial novel
Written by Yuka Minakawa
Illustrated by Michio Murakawa
Published by Kadokawa
Demographic Seinen
Imprint Kadokawa Shoten
Original run October 13, 2017 – present
Volumes 2
Anime television series
Directed by Nobuyoshi Habara
Produced by Shoji Nishizaki
Written by Harutoshi Fukui
Music by Akira Miyagawa
Studio Xebec
Original run October 2018 scheduled
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Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202, known in Japan as Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love (宇宙戦艦ヤマト2202 愛の戦士たち, Uchū Senkan Yamato Ni-ni-zero-ni Ai no Senshi-tachi), is a Japanese military science fiction animated film series produced by Xebec, and the sequel to Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199, originally based on the Space Battleship Yamato television series created by Yoshinobu Nishizaki and Leiji Matsumoto. It is directed by Nobuyoshi Habara (Fafner in the Azure) and written by Harutoshi Fukui (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn) with official character designs by Nobuteru Yuki.[2] The first film of the series was released simultaneously in Japanese theaters and streaming services starting February 25, 2017.[3] Similar to the first film series, the second loosely adapts both the animated series Space Battleship Yamato II and the movie Arrivederci Yamato.

Story[edit]

2202, Three Years after the battle with Gamillas, the people in the Solar System are finally at peace once again and the Earth has been restored back to life. With the end of the war, there is a peace treaty between Earth and Gamillas which will strengthen their military bond and secure true peace. In addition to the reconstruction of Earth, the joint forces form a new intergalactic defense fleet with a new ship, Andromeda, to be its new symbol of power. Due to these advancements, the Earth is going on a path of military expansion despite Starsha Iscandar's wishes of peace. But when a new threat called the Gatlantis starts to wreak havoc to a newly reformed galaxy, the Goddess Teressa calls upon the Yamato once more in order to fight back against the new threat.

Differences from the Original Series[edit]

Similar to the first film heptalogy, Yamato 2202 is a loose retelling of both Space Battleship Yamato II and Arrivederci Yamato with a few scenes and terminologies redone.

  • The heptalogy was set in 2202, unlike the original sequel's timeline setting of 2201.
  • The Andromeda, the new line of ships of the Galactic Federation has a larger size of 444m long, compared to the original size in the original anime.
  • Gamillas and Earth are not only at peace but allies against Gatlantis and they work together to deal with the threat.
  • The Kodai/Mori relationship is considerably more complicated.
  • An 11th planet in Earth's solar system, with an artificial sun and populated by both humans and Gamillans, becomes an important setting for two episodes.

Production[edit]

The film series was first teased by producer Shoji Nishizaki in the Yamato Crew Report Magazine, stating that production of the sequel is in development. But added that it wasn't yet greenlighted.[4][5] The first teaser of the film series was revealed on March 31, 2016 with an illustration by Makoto Kobayashi. It was later confirmed that director Nobuyoshi Habara, best known for the Fafner in the Azure anime and Fukui Harutoshi, the author of the Novel series Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn will both direct and write the film series. Later on, the first teaser video of the film series was released.

Bandai Visual then later confirmed that the film will be released in both theaters in Japan as well as in several video streaming services in a limited basis. In December 2016, the official website confirmed that Kenjiro Tsuda will replace Keiji Fujiwara as Isami Enomoto while Hiroshi Kamiya and Masaki Terasoma were added as part of the cast.[6] It soon followed with Sayaka Kanda as the voice of Teresa alongside a new 30 second trailer.[7] Bandai Visual later released a special trailer of the film with the song "From Yamato with Love" and followed with the 12-minute preview stream of the first chapter.[8]

The second film was released on June 24, 2017 the third released on October 14, 2017,[9] while the fourth film is released on January 27, 2018.[10] The fifth film is slated for release on May 25, 2018.[11]

As with the first series, Space Battleship Yamato 2199, Voyager Entertainment and Funimation both licensed the series in North American territories, which commenced weekly streaming with an English-dubbed version (via Funimation) and an English Subtitled version (via Crunchyroll) on May 9, 2018.[12]

Media[edit]

Anime Films[edit]

Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love was released in Japanese Theaters and in Video streaming services starting February 25, 2017, with Blu-Ray Releases following after the film's limited release. The theme song for the films is titled "Space Battleship Yamato 2202"' (宇宙戦艦ヤマト2202, Uchū Senkan Yamato Ni-ni-zero-ni) by the Osaka Shion Wind Orchestra and later, by Isao Sasaki while the ending songs are derived from the original Yamato 2 anime and film.

Anime television series[edit]

The official Twitter account announced that the TV version of the film series will be broadcast on TV in October 2018.[13]

Episode List[edit]

No. Title Original airdate
1 "A.D 2202 - Revive, Space Battleship Yamato"
"Seireki 2202-nen Yomigaere Uchū Senkan Yamato" (西暦2202年・甦れ宇宙戦艦ヤマト) 
February 25, 2017 (Theatrical)[n 1]
2 "Tension - Reach the Embassy on the Moon"
"Kinpaku getsumen taishikan ni senkō seyo" (緊迫・月面大使館に潜行せよ) 
February 25, 2017 (Theatrical)
3 "Shock - Legacy of the Cosmo Reverse"
"Shōgeki Kosumo Ribāsu no Isan" (衝撃・コスモリバースの遺産) 
June 24, 2017 (Theatrical)[n 2]
4 "Departure to the Unknown!"
"Michi e no Hasshin!" (未知への発進!) 
June 24, 2017 (Theatrical)
5 "Clash! Yamato vs. Andromeda"
"Gekitotsu! Yamato tai Andoromeda" (激突!ヤマト対アンドロメダ) 
June 24, 2017 (Theatrical)
6 "Battle to the Death - The 11th Planet Rescue Operation"
"Shitō Dai-jū ichi-ban Wakusei" (死闘・第十一番惑星) 
June 24, 2017 (Theatrical)
7 "In a Flash! The Brilliance of the Wave Motion Gun"
"Kōbōissen! Hadō-hō no Kagayaki" (光芒一閃!波動砲の輝き) 
October 14, 2017 (Theatrical)[n 3]
8 "Trap at Planet Stravaze!"
"Wakusei Shutorabāze no Wana!" (惑星シュトラバーゼの罠!) 
October 14, 2017 (Theatrical)
9 "Zwordar, The Devil's Alternatives"
"Zuōdā, Akuma no Sentaku" (ズォーダー、悪魔の選択) 
October 14, 2017 (Theatrical)
10 "Spellbound: Cosmic Fireflies Beckon Disaster"
"Genwaku Kiki o yobu Uchū Hotaru" (幻惑・危機を呼ぶ宇宙ホタル) 
October 14, 2017 (Theatrical)
11 "Dessler's Challenge!"
"Desurā no chōsen!" (デスラーの挑戦!) 
January 27, 2018 (Theatrical)[n 4]
12 "The Unimaginable White Comet Empire: The Yamato Rams Through!"
"Kyōi no Kakushoku Suisei Teikoku Yamato Kyōkō toppa!" (驚異の白色彗星帝国・ヤマト強行突破!) 
January 27, 2018 (Theatrical)
13 "The Terezart Landing Operation: Strike the Enemy Missile Fleet!"
"Terezāto Jōriku Sakusen Teki Misairu Kantai o Tatake!" (テレザート上陸作戦・敵ミサイル艦隊を叩け!) 
January 27, 2018 (Theatrical)
14 "The Survival Onslaught: Locate Teresa"
"Zabaibaru Mōkō Teresa o Kakken seyo" (ザバイバル猛攻・テレサを発見せよ) 
January 27, 2018 (Theatrical)
15 "Teresa, Cry for Dessler!"
"Teresa yo, desurā no tame ni nake!" (テレサよ、デスラーのために泣け!) 
May 15, 2018 (Theatrical)[n 5]
16 "So long, Teresa! The Bouquet of Two Desslers"
"Saraba teresa yo! Futari no desurā ni hanataba o" (さらばテレサよ!二人のデスラーに花束を) 
May 15, 2018 (Theatrical)
17 "The Battle in Saturn's Shores: Gather the Wave Motion Fleet!"
"Dosei oki Kaisen Hadō-hō Kantai Shūketsu seyo!" (土星沖海戦・波動砲艦隊集結せよ!) 
May 15, 2018 (Theatrical)
18 "The Yamato's Desperate Situation: Return of the Demons"
"Yamato zettaizetsumei akuma no sentaku futatabi" (ヤマト絶体絶命・悪魔の選択再び) 
May 15, 2018 (Theatrical)

Novel[edit]

An ongoing novel adaptation by Yuka Minakawa was published by Kadokawa under the Kadokawa Shoten imprint on October 13, 2017. 2 Volumes were published so far.[14][15]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Episodes 1 and 2 premiered in Japanese cinemas on February 25, 2017 with the subtitle "Starting Chapter"
  2. ^ Episodes 3 to 6 premiered in Japanese cinemas on June 24, 2017 with the subtitle "Departure Chapter"
  3. ^ Episodes 7 to 10 premiered in Japanese cinemas on October 14, 2017 with the subtitle "True Love Chapter"
  4. ^ Episodes 11 to 14 premiered in Japanese cinemas on January 27, 2018 with the subtitle "Karma Chapter"
  5. ^ Episodes 15 to 18 premiered in Japanese cinemas on May 15, 2018 with the subtitle "Purgatory Chapter"

References[edit]

  1. ^ 『宇宙戦艦ヤマト2202 愛の戦士たち 第一章 嚆矢篇』劇場パンフレット(バンダイビジュアル、2017年)p. 21
  2. ^ "Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Anime Series Confirmed - News - Anime News Network:UK". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  3. ^ "Space Battleship Yamato 2202 7-Part Theatrical Anime Project Premieres on February 25 - News - Anime News Network:UK". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  4. ^ "宇宙戦艦ヤマト2202 愛の戦士たち 制作決定!公式サイトオープン!スタッフからのメッセージも!!". YAMATO CREW. 2016-03-31. Retrieved 2016-05-25. 
  5. ^ "New Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Season in Development - News - Anime News Network:UK". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  6. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-12-16/space-battleship-yamato-2202-anime-casts-hiroshi-kamiya-masaki-terasoma/.109998
  7. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-01-06/space-battleship-yamato-2202-anime-adds-sayaka-kanda-to-cast-streams-new-trailer/.110708
  8. ^ http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/02/20-1/first-12-minute-of-space-battleship-yamato-2202-1st-chapter-now-streamed
  9. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-06-24/space-battleship-yamato-2202-anime-3rd-film-reveals-visual-october-14-premiere/.117949
  10. ^ https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-10-14/4th-space-battleship-yamato-2202-anime-film-reveals-title-visual-january-27-opening/.122725
  11. ^ https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-08/5th-space-battleship-yamato-2202-anime-film-streams-promo-video-featuring-dessler/.128723
  12. ^ https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-28/funimation-announces-9-titles-for-spring-season-dub-lineup-including-same-day-tokyo-ghoul-re-dub/.129655
  13. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (May 17, 2018). "Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Anime Film Series Gets TV Version this Fall". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 17, 2018. 
  14. ^ https://www.kadokawa.co.jp/product/321706000733/
  15. ^ https://www.kadokawa.co.jp/product/321706000734/

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