Space Battleship Yamato II
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|Space Battleship Yamato II|
(Uchū Senkan Yamato Tsū)
|Genre||Space opera, Military science fiction, Adventure|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Noboru Ishiguro|
|Produced by||Yoshinobu Nishizaki|
|Music by||Hiroshi Miyagawa|
|Original network||Yomiuri TV|
|Original run||October 14, 1978 – April 4, 1979|
Space Battleship Yamato II (Japanese: 宇宙戦艦ヤマト2? Hepburn: Uchū Senkan Yamato Tsū) is a 1978 sequel to the original Space Battleship Yamato science fiction anime series. The story is set in the year 2201. The White Comet Empire, a new and even greater threat than the Gamilas, attacks Earth after crew of the Yamato investigates an SOS signal from the mysterious Teresa of planet Telezart. At the same time Desler, leader of the Gamilas Empire, also seeks revenge for his defeat at the hands of the Yamato.
As the popularity of the Space Battleship Yamato franchise became clear (largely because of the outcry from fans who saw the movie), a second season of the television series was produced, retconning the movie to present a different plot in which the Yamato and its primary characters were not killed off. Expanding the story to 26 episodes, the second season featured additional plot lines, such as a love story between Teresa (Trelaina) and Yamato crew member Daisuke Shima (Mark Venture), and an antagonism between Kodai and Saito (Knox), leader of a group of space marines. This season is considered the best by many fans on account of the strategic space fleet battles, the imaginative spaceship designs created by Studio Nue, and the character development of Gamilas leader Desler.
Footage from Arrivederci Yamato was reused in the second season, particularly in the opening titles; the sequence of the Yamato launching from water was also reused in two of the subsequent movies. The English adaptation was known as Star Blazers: The Comet Empire.
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- Starblazers Official website
- Space Battleship Yamato II (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Space Battleship Yamato II on Internet Movie Database
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