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Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199

Alternative Titles

English: Star Blazers 2199
Synonyms: Space Battleship Yamato 2199
Japanese: 宇宙戦艦ヤマト2199


Type: OVA
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2012 to Sep 29, 2013
Producers: Xebec, AIC
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #662
Popularity: #1291
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2199 AD: the human race will be extinct in one year's time. Meteor bombardment by the mysterious Gamilas aliens has made the Earth's surface uninhabitable. Young officers Susumu Kodai and Daisuke Shima retrieve a message offering aid from the enigmatic planet Iscandar. In answer, the revolutionary Space Battleship Yamato is dispatched on a 148,000 light-year journey to reach Iscandar and bring help back to Earth.

The Yamato is commanded by Captain Okita, a taciturn veteran, but many of its crew, including Kodai and Shima, are inexperienced. Together they must defy the space fleets of a tyrannous intergalactic empire. They must also contend with threats from within the Yamato itself, and manage the strange, untested technology which sustains the ship and its powerful Wave Motion Gun. Can they travel to Iscandar and return to save humanity before the year is out?

Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is a thorough stand-alone remake of the classic 1974 space opera anime.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Okita, Juuzou
Okita, Juuzou
Sugou, Takayuki
Sugou, Takayuki
Kodai, Susumu
Kodai, Susumu
Ono, Daisuke
Ono, Daisuke
Desler, Aberdt
Desler, Aberdt
Yamadera, Kouichi
Yamadera, Kouichi
Mori, Yuki
Mori, Yuki
Kuwashima, Houko
Kuwashima, Houko


Izubuchi, Yutaka
Izubuchi, Yutaka
Director, Script, Storyboard, Layout, Series Composition, Mechanical Design
Enomoto, Akihiro
Enomoto, Akihiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Nakayama, Katsuichi
Nakayama, Katsuichi
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(3/26)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Messenger from Iscandar
Iscandar no Shisha (イスカンダルの使者)
Apr 7, 2012
2 We're Off Into the Sea of Stars
Waga Omomuku wa Hoshi no Unabara (我が赴くは星の海原)
Apr 14, 2012
3 Escape the Jupiter Zone
Mokuseiken Dasshutsu (木星圏脱出)
Apr 21, 2012

Opening Theme

#1 (OVA): "Uchuu Senkan Yamato (宇宙戦艦ヤマト)" by Isao Sasaki
#R1 (TV): "Uchuu Senkan Yamato (宇宙戦艦ヤマト)" by Project Yamato 2199 (Eir Aoi, Natsuko Aso, Chaiki Ishikawa, Yoko Ishida, Shuhei Kita, CooRie, GRANRODEO, Minami Kuribayashi, Maon Kurosaki, Isao Sasaki, Sayaka Sasaki, Hiromi Sato, ZAQ, JAM Projec
#R2 (TV): "Fight For Liberty" by UVERworld

Ending Theme

#1: "Hoshi ga Eien wo Terashiteru (星が永遠を照らしてる)" by Aira Yuuki (eps 1-2)
#2: "Utsukushii Chikyuu wo Shiru Mono yo (美しい地球を知る者よ)" by Aki Misato (eps 3-6)
#3: "Makka na Scarf (真赤なスカーフ)" by Isao Sasaki (eps 7-10)
#4: "Kioku no Hikari (記憶の光)" by KOKIA (eps 11-14)
#5: "Yosoro ~Hoshi no Umi wo Koete~ (ヨーソロー ~星の海を越えて~)" by Hironobu Kageyama (eps 15-18)
#6: "R.I.P~Tomo yo Shizuka ni Nemure~ (R.I.P~友よ静かに眠れ~)" by JAM Project (eps 19-22)
#7: "Ai no Hoshi (愛の星)" by Nana Mizuki
#R1: "Ai Kotoba (愛詞)" by Mika Nakashima (TV)
#R2: "Best of my Love" by Rei Yasuda (安田レイ) (TV)
#R3: "Distance" by JUJU (TV)

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Nov 23, 2013
Most of you may know that Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is a remake of the 1970's space opera by the same name (bar the 2199). If one were to make a comparison of its significance to its importance of the genre, it is basically the Star Wars of Japan - the series that one would point to as a culturally significant moment in entertainment and the rise of the genre itself.

In recent times, one becomes wary when they hear the word 'remake' or 'reboot'. Audiences have reluctantly witnessed so many beloved series, stories and characters get butchered in misguided and unnecessary attempts to be recreated.

Thankfully, read more
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Apr 3, 2015
Space Battleship Yamato was an anime that defined the 70s, attaining the status of “The Star Wars of Japan”. However, the fact that it was from the 70s also means a lot of people wouldn’t have the chance to watch it, as many would put it aside because of its aged artwork and animation. This is why Space Battleship Yamato 2199 was extremely hyped by both new fans and old fans, as it’d remake the first season of the series with good animation, giving the new generations a chance to watch it. In the end, how did it hold up? I haven’t watched the original read more
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Nov 19, 2013
Note: This is a remake of the classic Battle Ship Yamato by Leiji Matsumoto which is one of the most revolutionary anime.

Space Operas are very rare now a days in the anime industry. Just as the quality of mecha anime and it's audience has been downgrading and declining in favor of slice-of-life, ecchi and harem genres, space operas were always being overlooked at. After almost at least 40 years, one of the space opera classic during the 70's was given a chance to have a remake in order to introduce the series and gain a wider audience in today's anime community. But does the show read more
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Aug 9, 2015
About two years ago, I watched through the original Star Blazers/Yamato series, as well as the sequel and inter-quel movies that accompanied them. While they each had significant flaws (under-developed characters, lack of world building, and short-changed arcs in the case of season 3), I enjoyed following the adventures of the Space Battleship Yamato from series to series thanks to its well-animated fight scenes for the time, thought-provoking (if heavy-handed), exploration of moral grey areas, and the inspirational message that no matter what happens, good will triumph over evil.

I was ecstatic when I discovered the series was being re-made in the form of Space Battleship read more
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Both are epic Space opera anime with a a strong cast of likeable heroes.  
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Remakes of space opera classics. Space Battleship Yamato is credited as being the first space opera anime (1974-5). Toward the Terra's manga began only a few years after Yamato (1976-80). Before the TV remake of Terra in 2007, there had only been a rushed movie adaptation in 1980.

The space opera genre and the fact they're both remakes of classics links them, obviously, but they also share a key plot point: the planet Earth. In both series the planet has become a barren, uninhabitable wasteland. Where as humans are forced to live underground in Yamato, humanity in Terra live in space; far away from  read more 
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Remakes of classics and made by same creator, Leiji Matsumoto.
One ship sails across universe fight entire fleet of enemies army in order to find salvation and save motherearth. Main character is new recruits that given trust by the charismatic captain.
Shows many fascinating space battle which followed by good animation and background music. Capt. Harlock is fully made by top-rated CGI while Yamato 2199's CGI is nicely blended with 2D animation. 
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Anime: Jormungand
If you love koko hekmatyar then u will love Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and vice versa. There is more romance in Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and a strong plot and developed characters relations just as in jormungand
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Anime: Macross F
similarities:- space battles. romance, drama.

earth spaceships has a mission to safe earth. i loved both the series but Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is much better in terms of story setting, pace and characters. Both are must watch 
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The setting for both the anime is completey different, one is in a game world while the other in space.

now here is where they are similar, they both have a strategist Shiroe and okita. They both have crews or guilds in log horizon that work together.
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 has more romance, action and a strong plot. Both are a must watch 
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