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Yamato 2202 Website Updates with New Character and Mechanical Designs!

25 Nov

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

The official Yamato 2202 website was updated today with new designs of characters for the upcoming Yamato 2202 series, a sequel to Space Battleship Yamato 2199 which premiered in 2012.

Character Designs

Susumu Kodai (古代 進)

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Space Battleship Yamato 2202 Official Wesbite Launched!

31 Mar

Yamato2202By James Robert Shaw (The Wind Up Geek)

As of 2:00 am Pacific Standard Time (PST) the website for the animated series Space Battleship Yamato 2202 (宇宙戦艦ヤマト2202) has launched. The series is a sequel to Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (宇宙戦艦ヤマト2199) that aired on Japanese television in 2013. Yamato was created by Yoshinobu Nishizaki and Leiji Matsumoto in 1974. It premiered in North America in 1979 under the title Star Blazers.

Very little information on the upcoming series is available on the site and no release date for 2202 is known. The only information available to the public is in the form of comments by Producer Shoji Nishizaki (Space Battleship Yamato 2199), Writer Harutoshi Fukui (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn) , and Director Nobuyoshi Habara (Broken Blade). According to August Ragone of the Space Battleship Yamato Facebook group, Harutoshi Fukui’s comment read “Love” is by no means powerless, while dangerous words cannot be turned into a deadly weapon. Harsh reality and compromise, encourages change by force. In perfecting humanism, each of us must be aware of our strength, and ponder on the fact that force was bestowed upon us as a biological instinct. Speaking to ourselves, we must repeat this message less it be broken, and be confident in that a true revival of Yamato is being created. “Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Soldiers of Love”. I will devote my life to making this. Please stay tuned!

On the Yamato’s official Twitter another image of teaser art by Makoto Kobayashi was posted.

Source(s): August Ragone and the Space Battleship Yamato Facebook group.

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Christmas Brings Yamato Renewal

3 Dec

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

YamatoGirlIt’s been almost three months since any real news has come from StarBlazers.com but fans have been rewarded for their patience with a load of Star Blazer / Yamato news and a new direction for their official site.

It was announced through their Youtube channel yamatocrew01 that Space Battleship Yamato 2199 will see a Japanese and North American release. The Youtube video is hosted by the official Yamato Girl for outside of Japan, model Shiori Kawana.

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North America To Get Their Own Yamato Movie

30 Oct

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek) and Ed Sum (The Vintage Geek)

starblazersSkydance Productions has hired Jack Reacher screenwriter/director Christopher McQuarrie to direct and write the live-action adaptation of Star Blazers, the North American name to a Japanese Animated TV series known as Space Battleship Yamato.

The series follows a crew of survivors from Earth whose planet’s atmosphere was radiated in an attack by an alien race from the distant planet of Gamilon. Using alien technology that was transmitted to the survivors of Earth, The Argo, an old sunken Japanese battleship, was resurrected. With scientists estimating the human race has just a year before the radiation from the surface will seep underground to kill the last vestiges of humanity, a bold crew of volunteers makes a desperate attempt to make a final voyage to outer space in the hope of saving planet Earth.

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